News

12
July2022

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.

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.

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.

29
June2022

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.

23
June2022

Judicial Reform is Necessary to Obtain Candidate Status

On June 17, the European Commission published individual opinions on Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia.[1] The Commission supports granting EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova immediately, and to Georgia -- only after certain conditions are met.

27
May2022

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.

 

27
May2022

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.

20
May2022

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.