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2020-07-02
ISFED, GDI და HRC საქართველოს მთავრობას და პარლამენტს მიმართავენ
GDI, ISFED  და HRC  მოუწოდებენ საქართველოს მთავრობასა და პარლამენტს დროულად მიაწოდონ საზოგადოებას ინფორმაცია პანდემიასთან დაკავშირებით რა სამართლებრივი რეალობა იარსებებს 15 ივლისის შემდგომ
2020-07-01
Statement of Non-Governmental Organizations in Response to the Ambassador of the Federal republic of Germany to Georgia
The undersigned organizations would like to respond to the statement of H.E. Hubert Knirsch, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia, posted on the embassy’s official Facebook page on June 25. The statement was in response to the Georgian NGOs’ critical assessment of Ms. Sopio Kiladze’s nomination for the membership to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Ms. Kiladze is the member of the Parliament of Georgia.
2020-07-01
To: Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook
We the Georgian civil society representatives, civic activists and media representatives, would like to draw your attention to the upcoming 2020 parliamentary elections in Georgia and continued attempts of political interest groups and foreign actors to undermine free and equal election environment by using disinformation and Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB) on Facebook, jeopardizing democracy and Georgia’s Western integration. 
2020-06-26
Statement of Human Rights Center about social-economic problems of the people living near the occupation line
On June 22, 2020 the representatives of Human Rights Center visited the villages Takhtisdziri and Dirbi in Kareli municipality. The Russian occupation forces started illegal borderization in these villages in April 2020 – they installed poles and barbed wires. As a result, the agricultural plots of the local inhabitants turned up on the occupied territory. 
2020-06-23
The Coalition is calling on the Parliament to adopt a resolution on the clan-based governance in the court system
The existence of an independent and credible judiciary is important not only for rule of law and protection of human rights, but also for a country’s economic development
2020-06-23
Passing of Constitutional Amendments with the First Reading Commendable, Important to Implement March 8 Agreement Fully
On June 21, the Parliament of Georgia passed the constitutional amendments in the first reading, with 136 MPs voting in favor and 5 against.
2020-06-23
Detective of the Tbilisi Police Department of the MIA was arrested in the courtroom
On June 19, 2020 the Tbilisi City Court sentenced A.I, detective of the Tbilisi Police Department of the MIA, to pre-trial imprisonment and suspended his official authority. The Tbilisi prosecutor’s office investigates the criminal case against A.I.
2020-06-22
Statement of the NG Organizations on the Possible Election of Sopio Kiladze as a Member to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
In the second half of 2020, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child  (CRC) will elect  nine new members at the eighteen session (Conference of States Parties to the Convention). The States Parties shall select and nominate candidates to the Committee in an open and transparent manner. Georgia has nominated Sophie Kiladze, Chair of the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, as a candidate for the CRC membership.
2020-05-21
The Coalition for Equality Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). In Georgia, this day has become a day of gathering and manifestation of LGBTQ people in public space and it has been one of the clearest examples of manifestation of the state homophobia from year to year. The severity of the daily lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer people and the neglect of the real needs of community members by the state became even more apparent in 2020, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-18
Statement about the release of the political leaders and ongoing criminal litigations against them
Human Rights Center positively evaluates the release of the former Tbilisi City Mayor and a leader of the European Georgia Gigi Ugulava and the leader of the political party Victorious Georgia Irakli Okruashvili from prison based on the President’s pardon. Both convicted politicians left prison facility on the same day the Pardon Act was issued – on May 15.
2020-05-05
Coalition for Equality – The Needs of Groups Beyond the Scope of the State Anti-crisis Plan
In order to address the Covid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic, the Georgian authorities have extended the state of emergency declared on March 21, 2020 until May 21. This decision has further aggravated the plight of vulnerable groups who cannot afford to adhere to social distancing requirements and are confined to quarantine without the most basic of needs.
2020-05-05
Civil Platform 'No to Phobia!' Responds to the Statement made against the residents of Kvemo Kartli
Civil Platform “No to Phobia!” expresses its concern about the comments containing hate speech on the ground of ethnicity made by Zaza (Zaal) Abashidze, the Director of LEPL National Center of Manuscripts, in the social media.
2020-04-24
HRC Press-release on the monitoring of the Girchi’s Protest Action
On April 23, at 14:00 pm, in the territory of the former hippodrome in Tbilisi, the leader of the political center Girchi - Zurab Girchi Japaridze organized a protest action; a day before, he created a Facebook event in the social network – “Cancel the State of Emergency! Come out!”
2020-04-21
HRC will monitor hearings of two criminal cases against ex-president Saakashvili and other former senior officials
Human Rights Center will monitor the hearings of the two criminal cases launched against the third president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and other former senior officials in the Tbilisi City Court. 

2020-04-19
Statement of Human Rights Center regarding the Illegal Actions of Border Guards of the Russian Federation along the Dividing Line of South Ossetia
On April 15, 2020, the representatives of the occupant power, Russian Federation, illegally detained grandchild of Data Vanishvili, elderly man who lives in the occupied part of the village Khurvaleti, Gori Municipality, Georgia. The detention took place in Data Vanishvili’s house. The detained young man was taken to Tskhinvali to the temporary detention facility. On April 16, his wife was also illegally detained and taken to Tskhinvali.
2020-04-16
Freedom of Religion during the State of Emergency
COVID-19 has already become a global challenge. It has challenged all aspects of our lives – economics, politics and everyday life of the people. 
2020-04-15
Address of Human Rights Center about the problems of juvenile and female convicts
On April 7, on the day of Annunciation, the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili pardoned 9 convicted women. As reported by the President’s administration, all of the pardoned convicts are mothers of at least one minor, and none of them have been convicted for violent crimes.
2020-04-15
Human Rights Center addressed the High Council of Justice to react to the faulty practice of common courts
Today, on April 15, 2020, Human Rights Center addressed the Secretary of the High Council of Justice to respond to the closure of court hearings and other miscarriages in the court proceedings in the course of state of emergency. 
2020-04-13
Statement on the Closure of Court Hearings in Common Courts of Georgia and Other Related Problems under a State of Emergency
On March 13, 2020, prior to the declaration of a state of emergency, the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) adopted recommendations to prevent spreading of the Novel Coronavirus.
2020-04-09
Address of the Georgian Alliance of the Reform of the Penitentiary and Probation Systems
Address of the Georgian Alliance of the Reform of the Penitentiary and Probation Systems to request prevention and effective response to the spread of the COVID-19 in the penitentiary system 
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