Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Georgia
The goal of the project is to strengthen safety and professional freedom of human rights defenders in Georgia through drafting and lobbying for legislative changes and developing a security strategy for HRDs.
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.
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.
The Appointment of Mikheil Chinchaladze for the Second Term Damages the Process of European Integration
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers the appointment of Mikheil Chinchaladze for a second term as the chairman of the Tbilisi Court of Appeals unjustified and harmful. The High Council of Justice’s decision further deepens the problem of internal influences and clan-based governance in the judiciary. It undermines public trust towards judicial independence and damages the crucial process of Georgia's European integration.
Judicial Reform is Necessary to Obtain Candidate Status
On June 17, the European Commission published individual opinions on Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The Commission supports granting EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova immediately, and to Georgia -- only after certain conditions are met.
TAKE A STEP TOWARDS EUROPE
For our country this is a folding moment in history. In a few weeks from now we will all see what the future holds for us and for our children. The time has come for all living generations of this country to make a big decision. No matter how frustrated and exhausted we all may be, each and every one of us must decide - whether we choose Georgia, its people, its ancient culture, its tireless pursuit of development to gather new momentum, and whether our journey as a people and nation shall endure.
Presentation of the Report “Freedom of Media in Georgia”
The report reviews the media environment and the degree of protection of journalists in Georgia between 2021 and January-May of 2022. The reportmainly analyses the cases litigated by GDI and presents the results/findings of the GDI’s activities.
The Coalition Reacts to the Court Decision on Nika Gvaramia’s Case
The Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary would like to comment on the guilty verdict delivered against Mr Nika Gvaramia, director of Mtavari TV. The ruling represents another concerning example of pressure exerted on critical media organizations, raising questions regarding the legitimacy of the ruling and showing signs of selective and politicized justice.
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