ISFED Rss Feeds en-us Statement by Non-Governmental Organizations on the Case of Salome Tatishvili To ensure the trustworthiness and fairness of the administration of justice concerning this case, it is important that Tbilisi Court of Appeals pays close attention to these inconsistencies and makes an appropriate assessment of the circumstances which were not properly considered and assessed by the court of first instance. 2018-04-16 00:00:00 Joint Statement of No to Phobia Civil Platform and the Coalition for Equality about Attack on Black Students The attack on black students in the evening of April 8 in Dighmis Masivi is extremely alarming. Video of the event shows racist statements and motives of attackers. Together with recently identified other crimes motivated by intolerance, this incident indicates that the state should implement a consistent and systemic anti-discrimination policy. 2018-04-09 00:00:00 Coalition for Euro-Atlantic Georgia endorses Step Towards a Better Future peace initiative We call on Georgian Parliament and political forces to support the corresponding package of legislative amendments by means of constructive discussions. 2018-04-06 00:00:00 Xenophobic Property Rights
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The Coalition Responds to the Initiative on Closing the High Council of Justice Sessions to Public We call on the High Council of Justice to adequately assess the damaging effects of Judge Sergo Metopishvili’s initiative on judicial independence, trust towards and reputation of the judiciary, and principles of democratic governance. We call on the HCOJ to publicly affirm its respect to the fundamental principles of law and preclude any encroachment on them. 2018-03-31 00:00:00 The Coalition Calls on the Independent Inspector to Study Cases of Gender -Based Harassment The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls on the Independent Inspector of the High Council of Justice to commence disciplinary proceedings against specific members of the HCOJ, in accordance with Article 6 of the Law on Disciplinary Liability of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia and Disciplinary Proceedings. 2018-03-30 00:00:00 The Coalition’s Legislative Proposal on the System of Disciplinary Liability of Judges The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary submitted legislative proposal to the Parliament of Georgia. The proposal aims at improvement of the grounds for disciplinary liability of judges and reforming the institution of an Independent Inspector. 2018-03-30 00:00:00 Pre-Election Disputes: Achilles Heel of the Electoral Administration 2018-03-28 00:00:00 The Coalition Calls on Non-Governmental Organizations to Create Mechanisms for Prevention of and Responding to Sexual Harassment The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is ready to assist civil society organizations in establishing internal organizational mechanisms to protect against sexual harassment. Such mechanisms will prevent the violation of women’s rights and will support access to justice for the victims of sexual harassment. 2018-03-27 00:00:00 Possible limitations to freedom of expression about religious matters in Georgia 2018-03-22 00:11:00 სამოქალაქო პლატფორმა „არა-ფობიას!“ განცხადება რუსთავი 2-ის შენობასთან განვითარებულ მოვლენებზე დაუშვებლად მიგვაჩნია ე.წ. „რელიგიური გრძნობების შეურაცხყოფის“ თავიდან აცილების მოტივით გამოხატვის თავისუფლების შეზღუდვა. გამოხატვის თავისუფლების ძირითად არსს წარმოადგენს სწორედ შესაძლებლობა, გვქონდეს მათ შორის კრიტიკული, შოკისმომგვრელი და თუნდაც შეურაცხმყოფელი აზრის გამოხატვის უფლება. რელიგიური გრძნობები კი (რომელიც ნებისმიერ შემთხვევაში სუბიექტური და ინდივიდუალურია) არ და ვერ იქნება ის საფუძველი, რომელიც გაამართლებს ამგვარ შეზღუდვას. 2018-03-21 00:00:00 Women’s Political Representation and Existing Legislative Barriers The present research summarizes the legal mechanisms that will ensure women’s political participation at the legislative level. It also analyzes gender composition of local representative and executive bodies following the 2017 local self-government elections. 2018-03-20 00:00:00 The Bill on Quotas should Ensure Meaningful Increase of Women’s Representation We urge Parliament to support the legislative initiative on gender quotas in its original form, as submitted by constituents to Parliament, because the alternative will only be introduced pro forma and will not work as an effective and substantial mechanism for increasing women’s participation. 2018-03-20 00:00:00 ISFED Issues Final Report of 2017 Local Self-Government Elections ISFED monitored the pre-election period, Election Day, the runoffs and the post-election period of the local self-government elections nationwide with a large-scale monitoring mission and 1,299 accredited observers. 2018-03-19 12:10:00 Final Report of Monitoring the 2017 Local self-government elections On March 19, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) presented the final report of monitoring of the 2017 local self-government elections. The report covers the ISFED’s key findings and trends of the pre-election, Election Day and post-election periods. The report also assesses the work of election administration and other key actors of the electoral process. Besides, ISFED presented the recommendations on the improvement of electoral system, legal framework and overall election environment. 2018-03-19 12:00:00