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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
05 October, 2022
GDI has submitted comments and recommendations on the draft law on broadcasting to the parliament
03 October, 2022
“Georgian Dream” tries to leave no space for civil society organizations in Georgia, similarly to Putin’s Russia
25 August, 2022
"Georgian Dream" is Attempting to Remove Public’s Ability to Monitor the Actions of the Authorities
24 August, 2022