ISFED http://www.isfed.ge Rss Feeds en-us ინტერესთა კონფლიქტი ასპინძის საოლქო საარჩევნო კომისიაში http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1284&lang=eng 2017-09-25 00:00:00 ISFED files a complaint with the CEC about campaigning rules violations http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1282&lang=eng The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) filed two complaints with the electoral administration in connection to violations of campaigning rules in Kvareli and Batumi and misuse of administrative resources. 2017-09-15 00:00:00 Judiciary in a Vicious Circle http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1281&lang=eng 2017-09-14 00:00:00 Release of Lasha Tordia’s video may involve an illegal action by the Interior Ministry http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1280&lang=eng Following investigation, the Inspector found that the company transferred the videos of the incident that took place at the club to a third person just once. In particular, on December 27, 2016, videos were transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, in violation of the law of Georgia on Protection of Personal Information. Following investigation, the Inspector found that the company transferred the videos of the incident that took place at the club to a third person just once. In particular, on December 27, 2016, videos were transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, in violation of the law of Georgia on Protection of Personal Information. 2017-09-10 00:00:00 Statement of the Task Force for Women’s Political Participation http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1279&lang=eng We issue this statement in reaction to the Georgian Dream’s list of mayoral candidates. There are 61 candidates in total on the list, only two of which are women. 2017-09-08 00:00:00 Budgetary Changes in Municipalities and Cases of Physical Confrontation in ISFED’s First Interim Report http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1277&lang=eng On September 8, ISFED issued the first interim report of monitoring the pre-election environment of the 2017 Local Self-Government Elections. The report covers the period between July 24 and September 4, 2017 together with the developments that took place before July 24 but continued during the monitoring period. 2017-09-08 00:00:00 ISFED 1st Pre-Election Interim Report - 2017 Local Elections in Georgia http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1276&lang=eng Campaign took place in a mostly peaceful environment. ISFED observers monitored 82 public meetings held by electoral subjects. 2017-09-08 00:00:00 NGOs are urging the authorities to wait for the opinion of the Venice Commission http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1275&lang=eng Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio expressed his disappointment with the decision to postpone introduction of the fully proportional electoral system for 2024. He also criticized the fact that political parties failed to reach a consensus about the Constitution. Furthermore, on September 4, Secretary of the Venice Commission Thomas Markert advised the ruling party to wait for the final opinion of the Venice Commission before adopting the Constitution. 2017-09-06 00:00:00 Statement on the Selection of Candidates for the European Court of Human Rights http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1274&lang=eng On August 29, the Government selected two new candidates for the European Court of Human Rights to substitute for the candidates rejected by the Council of Europe. The Coalition believes that the composition and rules that govern the work of the Governmental Commission are still unjust, as is the outcome of its work, which does not correspond to the requirements of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly Resolution on Nomination of Candidates and Selection of Judges. 2017-09-04 00:00:00 Statement of NGOs about beating of the Equality Movement activists by the police http://www.isfed.ge/index.php?a=main&pid=1272&lang=eng Human rights NGOs and groups are extremely concerned about beating of the Equality Movement activists Levan Berianidze and Tornike Kusiani in Batumi, allegedly motivated by homophobia, their arbitrary arrest and inhuman and degrading treatment by the police, and urge the prosecutor’s office to investigate the case in a timely and effective manner, with the aim of ensuring fair punishment of police officers who are responsible for these acts. 2017-08-27 00:00:00