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April2018

Joint Statement of No To Phobia Civil Platform about Gender Equality Council 2018-20 Action Plan

We negatively assess the approval of the Gender Equality Council 2018-2020 Action Plan on April 17, 2018 by the Parliament of Georgia, as, on the one hand, the Action Plan has not been worked out with the involvement of civil society, and on the other hand, the plan does not reflect the needs of women belonging to various vulnerable groups (including religious and ethnic minorities, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, and disabled women).

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09
April2018

Joint Statement of No to Phobia Civil Platform and the Coalition for Equality about Attack on Black Students

The attack on black students in the evening of April 8 in Dighmis Masivi is extremely alarming. Video of the event shows racist statements and motives of attackers. Together with recently identified other crimes motivated by intolerance, this incident indicates that the state should implement a consistent and systemic anti-discrimination policy.  

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02
April2018

The Coalition Responds to the Initiative on Closing the High Council of Justice Sessions to Public

At the March 26 session of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ), judge-member Sergo Metopishvili announced that he plans to put forward an initiative for closing the HCOJ sessions to the public on the official agenda. We believe the judge-member’s initiative contradicts both the law and the principles of democratic governance. Such initiatives can only be damaging to the transparency of the HCOJ’s work, the possibility of voicing dissent at the HCOJ, and the reputation of the judiciary.

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30
March2018

The Coalition Calls on the Independent Inspector to Study Cases of Gender -Based Harassment

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about the increasing frequency of statements at the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) sessions that are discriminatory based on gender and the increasingly unequal atmosphere, which is directed towards crushing dissent at the HCOJ.

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30
March2018

The Coalition’s Legislative Proposal on the System of Disciplinary Liability of Judges

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary submitted legislative proposal to the Parliament of Georgia. The proposal aims at improvement of the grounds for disciplinary liability of judges and reforming the institution of an Independent Inspector.

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