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2014-12-30
Address of Human Rights Center about the Removal of Allegedly Beaten Prisoners to a Closed Penitentiary Establishment
Human Rights Center protests removal of those prisoners from the Tbilisi prison # 6 into the Kutaisi prison # 2, who claim that they were victims of torture and inhuman treatment. 
2014-12-26
Address of Human Rights Center about Alleged Premeditated Damage of Mosque in Plate Village
Human Rights Center is concerned about the interrogation of the deputy executive director of Human Rights Center in the Adigeni district police office on December 23-25, as well as subsequent developments. 
2014-12-22
Address of Human Rights Center about Inhuman Treatment of the Accused Giorgi Okropiridze
Human Rights Center is concerned about the fact of inhuman treatment of the accused Giorgi Okropiridze that has acquired systematic character for the past few months.
2014-12-18
CSOs react to illegal detention of Giorgi Kldiashvili, Executive Director of IDFI
On 12 December 2014, the Department of Criminal Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia detained the Director of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) Giorgi Kldiashvili. 
2014-12-15
Statement of Human Rights Center about Alleged Facts of Torture of Prisoners in Prison # 6
Human Rights Center requests investigation into alleged facts of torture and inhuman treatment of prisoners in the penitentiary establishment # 6.
2014-12-15
Statement of Human Rights Center about Alleged Fact of Prisoner’s Torture in Prison # 8
Human Rights Center requests investigation into alleged facts of torture and inhuman treatment of prisoners in the Gldani prison # 8.
2014-12-03
Address of Human Rights Center to the Tbilisi City Mayor about Problems of Homeless People
Human Rights Center addresses to the Tbilisi City Mayor Davit Narmania to increase their effort and attention to homeless people in winter time and take urgent measures to accommodate them through mobilizing relevant financial resources.
2014-12-03
This Affects You – They Are Still Listening: Beselia-Popkhadze-Sesiashvili's draft is a step backwards for protection of civil liberties
On 1 August 2014, the Parliament of Georgia, based on legislative proposals largely prepared by the civil society, adopted legislation regulating secret surveillance. This new legislation and regulation of secret investigative actions was assessed by international experts to be a progressive step.
2014-12-02
Human Rights Center Requests National TV-Companies to Cover Ongoing Hearing at Akhaltsikhe District Court
Human Rights Center addresses to media sources, particularly TV-Companies holding license on general broadcasting, to cover the ongoing hearing at the Akhaltsikhe district court into the criminal case against Lela Shvelidze launched under Article 125 Paragraph I of the Criminal Code of Georgia (physical assault).
2014-11-24
Address to the President of Georgia and Pardon Commission about the Case of Convict Teimuraz Sharashenidze
Non-governmental organizations Human Rights Center and Former Prisoners for Human Rights welcome the initiative of the President of Georgia to start participatory discussion about the cases of the life-sentenced convicts. 
2014-11-24
This Affects You Too Campaign responds to the Prime Minister
Non-governmental organizations participating in the This Affects You Too–They Are Still Listening Campaign would like to respond to the allegations voiced by the Prime Minister on the 20th of November.
2014-11-20
Azerbaijan must stop its suppression of civil society
Mr Ilham Aliyev
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mr President, As the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe by the Republic of Azerbaijan takes an end, we, the undersigned members and partners of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders, call upon the Azerbaijani authorities, through you, Mr President, to put an end to the unprecedented repression against civil society.
2014-11-19
Civil society organizations involved in the "This Affects You Too: They Are Still Listening" campaign are alarmed by the attitude that Georgian Parliament has taken towards addressing the issue of direct access to secret wiretapping.
2014-11-18
Human Rights Center Addresses to Kakheti Regional Department of MIA
Human Rights Center addresses to the Kakheti regional department of MIA to take effective measures with regard to the fact of thievery and damage of personal items of Elza Shekriladze in Gurjaani district. Human Rights Center is concerned about indifferent and negligent approach of the Gurjaani district department of MIA to the aforementioned facts.
2014-11-13
CSOs: The latest developments bring up many questions that need to be answered
We are closely following the latest political developments in our country.
2014-11-12
Statement of the Public Defender of Georgia Regarding Dismissal of Municipal Public Workers
The Public Defender of Georgia is examining the issue of legitimacy of mass dismissal of employees of local authority bodies, reorganization that had been carried out in self-governing entities and conduction of tests for employees.
2014-11-12
It Affects You Too Campaign: the issue of direct access to networks of mobile service providers should be resolved without postponement
Non-governmental organizations participating in the campaign It Affects You Too deem the initiative of the legal affairs committee of the parliament to extend the work of the parliamentary task force for elaboration of legal amendments on secret phone surveillance to April 2015 completely unacceptable.
2014-11-05
NGOs Respond to the Detention of the Defense Ministry Employees
On October 28, the Chief Prosecution of Georgia has detained the high-level officials of the Ministry of Defense on the charges relating to the embezzlement of the 4’102’872 GEL from the state budget during the state procurements
2014-11-03
Political decision on direct access to the telecommunications data needs to be made urgently
On October 31, the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili announced his decision to veto the amendments to the Law of Georgia on Electronic Communications adopted by the Parliament the day before. President Margvelashvili sent his substantiated objections and a proposal back to the Parliament.
2014-11-03
Non-governmental organizations about scheduled test-exams in the executive bodies of Tbilisi City Hall
Regretfully before the launch of test-exams, public servants were sacked from local self-governmental bodies in the capital city and in the regions. Civil society detects some threats in the ongoing developments, for example differentiation of employees/applicants based on political affiliations during test-exams. In this regard, public has questions about ongoing exams who do not trust impartiality of process. 
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