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Jul 07
According to the statement of the CEC of Georgia, second round of the Municipal Elections will be held on July 12, 2014. Overall, elections  will be held in 8 self-governning cities and 13 municipalities. Observation Mission of "Public Advocacy" will monitor municipal elections in Gori and Tbilisi. Organization will have approximately 35 STOs and 2 mobile groups. During the voting day, hotline numbers will be working for journalists and citizens…
Jun 18
"Public Advocacy” observed Local-Self Government Elections on June 15, 2014 during the whole voting day in the conflict affected villages and IDP settlements of Shida Kartli as well as in IDP settlements of Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi. In total, organization conducted monitoring of elections in 10 districts of 3 regions of Georgia through 87 observers and 4 mobile groups.  In general, Municipal Elections were held in a calm and fair environment.…
Jun 15
Observation mission of ''Public Advocacy'' continues monitoring of the 2014 Local Self-government Eections  in conflict affected villages and IDP settlements of  Shida Kartli region and in IDP settlements in Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi.  From 16.00 pm till the closing of electoral precincts  observers of "Public Advocacy" identified several violations:  Not caring IDP cards or ID card by voters at electoral precincts  At the electoral precincts  of Khurvaleti and Shavshvebi voters did not present their IDP cards…
Jun 15
Observation mission of ''Public Advocacy'' continues monitoring of the 2014 Local Self-government Eections  in conflict affected villages and IDP settlements of  Shida Kartli region and in IDP settlements in Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi. For 16.00 pm observers of "Public Advocacy" identified several violations:    Two voters entered electoral precinct # 62 of Gori #32 (Tirdznisi) without their IDs, but as soon as the observers reported the violation, they were refused to vote…
Jun 15
''Public Advocacy'' Observers monitor 2014 Local Self-government Elections from 07:00 am, June 15th, 2014 in the conflict affected villages and IDP settlements of Shida Kartli region and in IDP settlements in Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi.According to the monitoring results for 12:00 am, the election environment is calm.The electoral precincts, in which ''Public Advocacy'' observed the opening procedures, were ready for the first voters in a timely manner. The above-mentioned precincts were…
Jun 14
"Public Advocacy" will observe Local Self-government Elections  on June 15, 2014. Organization has started monitoring of pre-election period since May in 3 regions of Georgia: Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi.  Priority of "Public Advocacy" is to observe elections in the conflict affected villages  and IDP settlements adjacent to the occupied South Ossetia/Tskhinvali Region and in IDP settlements in Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi. 
May 22
The call for applications for Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management  has officially closed! We are happy to inform that until May 15th VACUM received 82 full applications and 261 profiles of candidates from 14 countries. The process of recruitment will close on 1st of June 2014 with announcement of the approved candidates. The list of participants will be published at www.vacum.eu  20 cultural professionals from 10 countries will be selected…
Apr 10
Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) Call for participation: 1 April 2014 - 15 May 2014www.vacum.eu          The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) is 24 months training for young professionals working in cultural field in the Visegrad Group countries (V4) ie. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Its main aims are: development of skills and…
Mar 26
Meeting with Eastern Partnership Special Envoys from Latvia, the Kingdom of Netherlands and Sweden was held at Europe House today, on March 26. The main topic of the meeting concerned signing of the Association Agreement (AA/DCFTA) by Georgia and the future perspectives of the EU-Georgia relations. The meeting was attended by Executive Director of "Public Advocacy" Salome Ugrekhelidze.
Mar 12
Georgian civil society condemns the aggression unfolded by Russian Federation against the sovereign European country of Ukraine.The Russian government started interfering with the internal affairs of Ukraine earlier during the mass protests going on in Kiev and other cities. The Russian law-enforcement bodies, advisers, consultants and high rank officials directly participated in planning and implementing the antiprotestmeasures.The Russian Federation did not recognize the legitimacy of the new Ukrainian government and put into operation the…
Mar 11
Criminal Justice Reform Alliance of Georgia issues a statement on the death of the inmate in Geguti Establishment #14 As it was reported, one of the five inmates accommodated in a cell for six at the Geguti establishment #14, was found dead after confrontation between prisoners at 2:30am on March 4th 2014. According to initially published information, the prisoner died of multiple injuries, including to head and neck areas. The exact cause of…
Dec 18
The employee of "Public Advocacy" Tamar Sadunashvili participated in the World Forum for Democracy 2013 that took place on 26-30 November.World Forum for Democracy is an annual event that takes place in Strasbourg and is organized by Council of Europe where 40 representatives of the member countries unite, representing different organizations. One of the main topics of the discussion was the role of non-governmental organizations in the process of development.…
Dec 02
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia continues mass interrogation of citizens who have applied to the charity foundation "Komagi" at different time. Summoning of citizens to various divisions of the MIA, including the Constitutional Security Department [SCD] of the MIA [in the so-called Moduli office] started early in June. NGOs have already expressed their concern about the fact and protested violation of fundamental rights of interrogated people and condemned forcible…
Dec 02
We, undersigned organizations, are concerned about recent facts in relation with the Komagi Foundation. Reportedly, on June 9, Constitutional Security Department of the MIA launched mass summoning of people, who had applied to the Foundation for help. Several people were forcibly taken to the so-called Moduli building [MIA office] soon after the summons were delivered to them. Nobody explained them motive of their questioning in the MIA office. Citizens could…
Dec 01
On May 11, Round Table "Institutional Persecution of Lawyers in Georgia" was organized in the office of the Georgian Bar Association with the initiative of the Human Rights House Tbilisi from 12:00 to 15:00 pm. The round table had working character and only human rights nongovernmental organizations and lawyers took part in it. The Round Table was organized with the support of the Georgian Bar Association. Deputy chair of the…
Dec 01
On May 3, Human Rights House Tbilisi and other nongovernmental organizations held performance "I Am a Reporter not a Spy!" in Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. The participants with bounded eyes and mouths sat on the benches in front of the Youth Palace, Tbilisi. Human rights defenders expressed solidarity to the "arrested press" and every journalist, who is persecuted in Georgia, with newspapers placed under…
Dec 01
On May 3, Human Rights House Tbilisi and other nongovernmental organizations held performance "I Am a Reporter not a Spy!" in Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. The participants with bounded eyes and mouths sat on the benches in front of the Youth Palace, Tbilisi. Human rights defenders expressed solidarity to the "arrested press" and every journalist, who is persecuted in Georgia, with newspapers placed under…