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Suspects detained over Girgvliani’s murder enjoy each others company

On March 22.2006 the chairperson Ana Dolidze of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association visited Prison No.7 of the penitentiary department of the Ministry of Justice. Dolidze observed the suspects in Gurgvliani’s case – Alania, Aptsiauri, Bibiluri and Ghajava – who are former employees of the Ministry of Interior. According to the presidential order, Ana Dolidze is authorized to enter any penitentiary without prior permission to observe the human rights situation there and submit recommendations to the President. Ana Dolidze states that all four suspects are staying together in one prison cell, even though this violates the law. According to article 86 of the Georgian law on imprisonment, “Persons accused in one criminal case should be placed in separate cells.” GYLA is concerned that the grouping of the suspects in one cell casts doubt on the integrity of the investigation. GYLA, which supports the statement of the ombudsman, calls upon the Ministry of Justice to respect the rule of law.

2006-03-23 20:00 See more

Constitutional Court of Georgia found admissible Constitutional lawsuit of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association

On March 21 2006 Constitutional Court of Georgia found admissible Constitutional lawsuit of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) concerning several provisions of the General Administrative Court of Georgia.

2006-03-22 20:00 See more

21-03-2006 Meeting with Polish and Moldovan NGOs

Today on March 21, in GYLA office employees of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association met with representatives of Polish and Moldovan NGOs. They got acquainted with activities GYLA implements. NGO visit will last for four days and visitors will work in three working groups: ·        Civil participation in decision making process; ·        Media role in combating corruption; ·        Local self-governance   The delegation will also visit Batumi and Gori and meet nearly 40 NGO representatives from Imereti, Achara, Guria, Samegrelo and Shida Kartli regions.

2006-03-20 20:00 See more

New partnership with European Human Rights Advocacy Center (EHRAC)

In February 2006, GYLA formalized a Partnership with the highly respected NGO, the European Human Rights Advocacy Center (EHRAC).                             The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) was established in January 2003 at London Metropolitan University in response to a request for support and expertise in litigating cases at the European Court of Human Rights from the Russian NGO, Memorial. 

2006-02-24 20:00 See more

The Coalition Statement on Recent Developments Concerning the Judiciary

 The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about recent developments which demonstrated disrespect of political forces and certain public groups towards judicial independence and rule of law thereby threatening independence of important constitutional institutions in the country. On September 18, 2015 Giorgi Papuashvili, President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia made a media statement according to which certain judges and their family members are under pressure coming from threatening statements by different groups of citizens gathered in front of the judges’ private homes.   Giorgi Papuashvili believes that the reason for the pressure directed against the Constitutional Court judges is that the Constitutional Court has upheld Giorgi Ugulava’s appeal.  In addition to this statement, the media have been circulating declarations of representatives of certain civil groups, which threaten judges.

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