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The General Auditor’s decision creates suspicions of political motive
On October 2, it was reported that the new General Auditor, Irakli Mekvabishvili dismissed two deputy general auditors, Nino Lomjaria and Devi Vepkhvadze. The only deputy general auditor who kept his office is Nodar Javakhishvili. He used to serve as the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, and as the General Director of Bidzina Ivanishvili’s own bank Cartu. 
The President’s proposal on constitutional changes can help overcome the stalemate
The President of Georgia proposed the following to the parliamentary majority about four issues of the constitutional reform: scrapping of the so-called bonus mandates, allowing electoral blocs, moving to the fully proportional electoral system in 2020, and election of president by Parliament after it becomes bicameral.
Address of Human Rights Center about Alleged Torture of Citizen by Police officers
Human Rights Center is alarmed with the fact of alleged battery, torture and inhuman treatment of S.M by the police officers of the Vake-Saburtalo police unit # 6 several days ago.

Statement on Limitation of Freedom of Religion in the Constitution
We urge the parliament of Georgia to consider the opinion of The Venice Commission[1], religious organizations[2], NGOs, academic institutions and lawyers[3]  not to allow restriction of freedom of religion on unjustified grounds by the third hearing of constitutional amendments.
Appeal of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform to the Government
Appeal of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform to the Government of Georgia regarding the Process of Elaboration of the Legislative Framework and Policy for Prevention of Accidents Related to the Water Objects.
On August 29, the Government selected two new candidates for the European Court of Human Rights to substitute for the candidates rejected by the Council of Europe. The Coalition believes that the composition and rules that govern the work of the Governmental Commission are still unjust, as is the outcome of its work, which does not correspond to the requirements of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly Resolution on Nomination of Candidates and Selection of Judges.
Statement of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform Regarding the Visit of the President of the Russian Federation
The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform denounces the visit ofthe President of the Russian Federation in Bichvinta, the occupied region of Abkhazia.
Statement of Georgian Coalition for International Criminal Court regarding Ninth Anniversary of 2008 Russia-Georgia War
Today, on August 8, nine years have passed since the start of Russia-Georgia war. 2008 August War resulted in hundreds of human casualties. Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes in the conflict zone. The crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed during the war, including the destruction of villages inhabited by Ethnic Georgians and their forceful displacement. 
Address of Civil Society Organizations and Lawyers on Limitation of Freedom of Religion in Draft Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia
Signatory organizations and lawyers would like to share our position regarding the draft amendments to the Constitution of Georgia, that concern freedom of religion and belief. We would like to draw your attention to the opinions presented in the following address and ask to act in accordance with your mandate.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Calls on the Government of Georgia to Change Composition Rules...
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Calls on the Government of Georgia to Change Composition Rules and Procedures of the Commission for the Selection of the Strasbourg Court Judicial Candidates
The Coalition Strongly Criticizes Arbitrary Dismissal of Tbilisi City Court Criminal Collegium Chair
On July 24, the High Council of Justice dismissed Giorgi Ebanoidze, Tbilisi City Court Criminal Collegium Chair. The Coalition believes that the Council’s decision is illegal and represents another example of power abuse. 
NGOs Respond to Prime Minister’s Statement on Secularity
On July 23rd 2017, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili elaborated on the relations between the State and Georgian Orthodox Church at the opening of Georgian Patriarchate’s hotel. According to the Prime Minister, there is no place for secularism in Georgia with its classic understanding.
Parliament Should Elect Politically Neutral Person as Auditor General
The term of office of the Auditor General of the State Audit Office of Georgia ended on July 25. The new Auditor General will be elected by the nomination of the Chair of the Parliament of Georgia and through the majority vote of the Parliament. According to reports in the media, the Georgian Dream is considering to nominate members of the ruling party for this position.
NGO-ების მიმართვა საქართველოს პარლამენტის წევრებს
საქართველოს ხელისუფლების გადაწყვეტილებამ 7 თვითმმართველი ქალაქის გაუქმებასა და წარმატებული რეფორმის შეჩერებაზე ადგილობრივი მოსახლეობის, სამოქალაქო საზოგადოებისა და პოლიტიკური პარტიების მხარდაჭერა ვერ მოიპოვა. აღნიშნულ გადაწყვეტილებას არ დაეთანხმა საქართველოს სახელმწიფოს მეთაურიც, რომელმაც ვეტოს უფლება გამოიყენა და კონსტიტუციური და დემოკრატიული მექანიზმების გამოყენებით, საქართველოს პარლამენტსა და მთავრობას მოტივირებული შენიშვნები გაუზიარა.
The ICC must address the ongoing impact on victims of the 2008 conflict crimes
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Georgia: The ICC must address the ongoing impact on victims of the 2008 conflict crimes

Letter of Human Rights NGOs in Relation of International Day of Justice and Ongoing ICC investigation in the Situation of Georgia
July 17 marks the adoption of the Rome Statute – founding treaty of the International Criminal Court – and is therefore commemorated as an International Justice Day. The creation of a permanent international criminal court which seeks to punish individuals most responsible for the gravest international crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes has been a significant development for the protection of human rights and an important achievement for the international community. 
Trials into Deacon Giorgi Mamaladze’s Case Shall Be Public
Closing of the court hearings into Deacon Giorgi Mamaladze’s case does not serve the legitimate goal of the court hearings stipulated in the criminal procedure code.
Public Defender of Georgia Appeals to Chief Prosecutor of Georgia concerning Afgan Mukhtarli case
On July 3, 2017, the Public Defender of Georgia addressed the Prosecutor General of Georgia with a proposal to ensure an effective investigation into the alleged offense committed by the officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and to recognize Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli as a victim. The Public Defender has made a number of comments on this issue for the media, though, since the situation has not unchanged, the Public Defender is now appealing to the Prosecutor's Office in writing.
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary addresses the renewed High Council of Justice
The High Council of Justice will hold its first meeting with its renewed composition on July 3. On June 21, the term of 8 members of the HCOJ expired.
Letter of the Georgian Non-Governmental Organizations to the European Parliament: Democratic Development of Georgia Is In Danger
I am sending this message on behalf of 32 civil society originations to alert you on some very damaging actions by the ruling political party in Georgia, which does adversely affect the quality of democracy in the country and is a dangerous attempt consolidate political power.
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How should the president of Georgia be elected?
through elections (by the population) through indirect election (by the Parliament of Georgia)


Disbelief based on partiality Reality is different
In recent days, Campaign This Affects You has become more active for the society. A new slogan has appeared on the famous label
Fragile Peace in Balkans
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?

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