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August2022

The Consultative Council of European Judges Reacts to the Coalition Statement

On August 10, the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) published a special statement in reaction to the competition announced by the Ministry of Justice to select a member of the Consultative Council.

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05
August2022

The Court Rules in Favor of Ucha Mamatsashvili in Defamation Lawsuit

On August 5, Judge Gocha Didava from the Chamber for Civil Cases at the Tbilisi City Court partially satisfied Ucha Mamatsashvili's lawsuit against the NPO Anti-Corruption Movement and its representatives, Mr. Vaso Urushadze and Mr. Lasha Parulava.

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05
August2022

Coalition Statement on the Competition Announced by the Ministry of Justice

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to the announcement of the competition by the Ministry of Justice to select a member of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) and the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) by Georgia’s quota. Nino Bakakuri, a Supreme Court judge, is already a member of both organizations until 2024. She was not informed regarding the competition in advance and has not requested that her membership be terminated. Considering these circumstances, holding the competition raises questions and further strengthens doubts about the oppression of dissent in the Georgian court system.

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05
July2022

European Court of Human Rights Has Accepted the Tbilisi Pride Application Regarding the July 5, 2021 Violent Events

Exactly one year since the July 5, 2021 violence, the ECHR has started communicating the application submitted by the GDI: “Tbilisi Pride” and others v. Georgia”. The Court considers that the application may become an impact case.

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04
July2022

Court Imposes GEL 5000 Fines for Attacking the Tbilisi Pride Office in 2021

GDI would like to react to the verdict announced on 4 July by the Tbilisi City Court regarding the attack that took place on July 5th, 2021 against the office of "Tbilisi Pride." The organization believes that the court’s decision is a continuation of the state policy not to address hate crimes and punish the perpetrators adequately.

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