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New Tax Ombudsman may face conflict of interest

03 February, 2011

This post was updated on: February 7 The new Georgian tax code, in force since January 1st, established the position of Tax Ombudsman. Last week the Prime Minister announced that George Pertaia will hold the new position. Pertaia has served as Senior

Chamber of Control publishes some key audit results

03 February, 2011

Georgia's supreme audit institution has published its findings and follow-up actions on 25 cases. However, no information is published online on most of the Chambers’ audits of state entities. it still remains very difficult to assess the impact of t

IDP evictions – explaining the real issues

20 January, 2011

The current evictions of IDPs in Tbilisi have dominated recent news, with ongoing protests and some opposition parties taking up the cause célèbre. The public perception is that the evictions are fundamentally unfair, yet most of the information avai

Zero Tolerance and (near) Zero Acquittal

30 November, 2010

You don't want to mess around in Georgia. If arrested and prosecuted for a criminal offense, you only stand a 0.1% chance of being acquitted. In 2006 President Saakashvili called for “zero tolerance” of crime, and Supreme Court statistics show that t

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