Emergency Joint Statement by NGOs
In light of the ongoing tense political developments in the country, we are calling on the government:
To reject the use of any type of force against the demonstrators and avoid the escalation of the situation, which could potentially result in a state of full-fledged political instability and transform into events that could go beyond all legislative frameworks.
To act in line with the principles of democracy enshrined in the Constitution to preserve public peace, as recommended by international organizations. To take preventive measures in order to neutralize all risks associated with the abuse of power on the part of law enforcement.
To act in line with the principle of political accountability, to participate in constructive dialogue with the opposition and civil society, and work with them to ensure the transition into a fully proportional election system.
Transparency International Georgia
Georgian Democracy Initiative
Open Society Georgia Foundation
Article 42 of the constitution
Human Rights and Monitoring Center
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED)
Georgian Young Lawyers Association
Rehabilitation Initiative for Vulnerable Groups
Institute for Democracy and Safe Development (IDSD)