Court Decisions in Georgia: How to Negotiate the Minefield Between Access and Respect for Privacy

15 March 2017
From July 2016 Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)has been implanting the project Increasing Access to Court Decisions in Georgia. International expert, the Director of the Center for law and Democracy (Canada), Toby Mendel has been actively involved in the process of proj ...
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IDFI in the US Department of State's Country Reports for 2016

06 March 2017
The US Department of State published the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016. The reports are based on data provided by US Embassies, as well as International Missions and reviews the human rights situation in 200 countries, including Georgia. IDFI has been referred to in the Country ...
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of IDFI in a Case against the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

28 February 2017
Author: Nino Merebashvili The Supreme Court of Georgia declared the appeal of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MOESD) against the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) inadmissible. The Ministry argued that the decision of Tbilisi City Court, according to wh ...
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UK Government, UNDP Support Public Administration Reform in Georgia

16 February 2017
The Government of Georgia, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled key findings of a recent research which examines public perceptions towards the Georgian civil service and job satisfaction of civil serv ...
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Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) – Fourth Evaluation Round

07 February 2017
Brief Overview Georgia is the member of GRECO from September, 1999. During its 17 years of membership Georgia underwent four evaluation rounds. The last evaluation round was launched in 2012. The GRECO Evaluation Team (GET), within the scope of fourth round of evaluation, conducted on-site visit to ...
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Regulating Secret Surveillance in Georgia (April-December, 2016)

23 January 2017
Authors: Teona Turashvili and Tamar Iakobidze The given information summarizes the latest report that is part of a series of reports prepared by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) on secret surveillance regulation in Georgia since 2013. The summary covers the period betw ...
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NDI POLL: GEORGIANS EVALUATE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS AS CALM AND ORDERLY BUT HAVE MIXED EXPECTATIONS OF NEW PARLIAMENT

18 January 2017
Poll results released today by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia reveal that the majority of Georgians expressed confidence in the electoral process and evaluated the parliamentary elections as calm and orderly. The vast majority of voters knew where to cast their ballots (92 ...
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NDI POLL: ECONOMY STILL TOP CONCERN FOR GEORGIANS; SUPPORT FOR NATO AND EU STABLE

16 January 2017
Poll results released today by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and CRRC Georgia reveal that economic anxieties continue to top Georgians’ list of primary concerns. The top issues for Georgians remain jobs (58 percent), rising prices and inflation (38 percent), and poverty (30 percent). ...
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Reporting on children has increased but in-depth reporting remains a problem

22 December 2016
Media reports on children have increased in comparison to the last year; in-depth reports on children constitute only one per cent of all the media reports on children; unnecessary blurring of children’s faces often contributes to stigmatization of children – these are the results of the ...
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Negotiations between Georgia and Russian Federation about the World Trade Organization (WTO): 5 Years After

25 November 2016
Author: Giorgi Khatiashvili The World Trade Organization (WTO) consists of 164 member states and was established to harmonize and facilitate trade relations, and act as a dispute settlement body.  Georgia is has been a member of the WTO since July 14, 2000. It took 18 years for the Russia ...
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CiDA organised a three day training on justice issues
30 July 2018
On July 25, 26 and 27 July CiDA organised a three day training on justice issues. Members of the regional Civil Society Network (R-CSN) attended the training. They received information on rehabilitat ...
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