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2018-05-31
Statement on the Case of Ana Subeliani and Tamaz Akhobadze
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is responding to the failure of administrative bodies to execute the court decision ordering to reinstate Ana Subeliani and Tamaz Akhobadze in their positions at work. This failure points to the administrative bodies’ disrespect of the right to fair trial.
2018-05-31
Statement of NGOs – Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Should Resign
We, under-signatory organizations, echo the murder case of two young people in Khorava Street and the decision of the Parliament of Georgia to set up temporary investigative commission in relation with this case. We believe, before the investigative commission starts working, the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia should resign. 
2018-05-25
Russia-Georgia war: The European Court of Human Rights deliberates Georgia’s claims as ICC is urged to move quicker with its own investigation
(Paris-Hague-Moscow-Tbilisi) Yesterday, the hearing was held in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) under an application lodged by the government of Georgia against the Russian Federation in the context of the armed conflict of August 2008. It is one of the few inter-state cases lodged with the Court that usually deals with individual complaints. Hundreds of individual applications are awaiting ECtHR decision while it hears the inter-State case.

2018-05-23
Human Rights Center addresses the prosecutor’s office to study new circumstances in the case of young boys murdered in Khorava Street
Human Rights Center echoes the reportage aired by the Rustavi 2 in its Saturday’s Kurieri on May 19, which concerned the case of the young boys killed in Khorava Street, in Tbilisi.
2018-05-11
Address of Human Rights Center to the Government of Georgia with regard to Archil Tatunashvili’s case
Human Rights Center (HRC) call on the Government of Georgia to actively use all international mechanisms to ensure effective investigation into the case of Archil Tatunashvili’s murder and prepare and submit inter-state application to the European Court of Human Rights against the Russian Federation. 
2018-05-09
Human Rights Center and Georgian Bar Association to Cooperate in the Process of Monitoring the Work of the New Department of the Prosecutor’s Office
On May 8, representatives of Human Rights Center met the chairperson of the Georgian Bar Association Davit Asatiani, executive director of the GBA Giorgi Tchekhani and director of the training center of the GBA Ketevan Turazashvili. HRC and GBA representatives spoke about the importance to monitor the work of the department investigating the offenses committed in the course of legal proceedings in the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and about the necessity to create effective mechanism to restore the breached rights of citizens.
2018-05-07
Azerbaijani Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License of Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year
Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations echo the decision of the Azerbaijani Bar Association [ABA] to suspend advocacy license of Afgan Mukhtarli’s lawyer Nemat Kemirli for one year and state that it is another vivid violation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s rights alongside the restricted professional activities of the advocate.

2018-05-07
Expanding Mikheil Chinchaladze’s Authority Endangers Random Selection Principle for Court Cases
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned by the April 30 decision of the High Council of Justice that established narrow specializations for judges at Tbilisi Appeals Court and gave the unilateral power over appointing judges to these specializations to the Chair of the Court, Mikheil Chinchaladze. Despite the fact that the legislation does not specifically give such authority to Court Chairs, since 2006 the Tbilisi City Court has had the flawed practice of the Chairs appointing judges to specializations. This creates significant risks because of the Chairs’ influence on the case allocation process.
2018-05-02
Non-governmental organizations demand resignation of Sophio Kiladze from the position of chairperson of the committee
The Parliament of Georgia, the representative body of the people, must play a decisive role in establishing the human rights standards and monitoring the process of its execution. The special committee in the Parliament acts to protect human rights and civil integration.
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