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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…