News

10
November2021

The Coalition Reacts to the Protest of Several Judges

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that the public response of some judges to the statement made by the Administrative Committee of the Conference of Judges and their dissociation from it could be an important step in restoring public trust in the judiciary.

09
November2021

Authorities Should Immediately Transfer the Third President to an Alternative Medical Facility

The signatory organizations are responding to the transfer of the third President of Georgia to Medical Establishment No.18 of the Penitentiary Service. According to Mikheil Saakashvili, he was taken to the facility by deception and use of force, which is a gross violation of his rights. We believe that this decision and its probable outcomes posed the risks of escalating the political situation and provoking the opposition supporters, protesting outside the government buildings. 

02
November2021

Georgian Government Intensifies Crackdown on Activists

GDI would like to respond to the recent detentions of activists. We believe  that the Georgian government has  intensified the tendency of politically motivated crackdown on activists and violations of  their rights.

02
November2021

GDI Statement on the Election of the Two New High Council of Justice Members at the Judicial Conference of Georgia

Georgia's political environment is currently extremely tense, further aggravated by the runoffs in the local elections. Despite this, the Judicial Conference of Georgia convened following the election day, on October 31st, 2021 and with no justifiable necessity, elected two new judge members to the High Council of Justice. With the society consumed with other urgent matters, we believe the “Clan” is trying to seize the opportunity to install loyal and trusted judges to the body. This will ensure their continued influence on the Council for years to come.

29
October2021

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Reacts to the Planned Judicial Conference

The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that in the current situation, the election of a judge member/s of the High Council of Justice by the Judicial Conference is unjustified.

29
October2021

Tbilisi City Court Fails to Recognize the Victims (Activists) of the July 5th Violence

On July 5th, 2021, the organizers and the activists of the “Dignity March” became the target subject of persecution from extremist groups, whose lives and wellbeing they threatened on multiple occasions on that day.

26
October2021

The Authorities Must Fully Yield to the Recommendations Issued by the Multidisciplinary Team of Doctors and the Public Defender of Georgia, Regarding the Hospitalization of M. Saakashvili

We, the signatory organizations, would like to respond to the controversy regarding the hospitalization of the Third President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. We believe that the decision to hospitalize Mr. Saakashvili should not be based on political considerations, but solely on the principles and high standards of personal safety, health, and life of an individual.

20
October2021

GDI, together with other CSOs has submitted two shadow reports on the violence against women

GDI, together with other CSOs has submitted two shadow reports for the Group of Experts on Action against Violence, against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO).