NGOs : The decision made by the Supreme Court strengthens the doubts concerning the interference of the government in the court decision making process

03 March, 2017



We are deeply concerned by the decision, made on March 2 by the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Georgia, stating that the owner of Rustavi 2 shares will become Kibar Khalvashi (60%) and Ltd Panorama (40%).


The monitoring of the case provides grounds that In all three instances of judicial proceedings, as well as the final result, do not meet the requirements of an independent court decision and strengthens our doubts concerning the rough interference of the government in the decision making process.


We want to emphasize, that it left clear impression that government has been attempting to take control over the main opposition media outlet, which would significantly damage media pluralism and democracy in Georgia and threaten Euro-Atlantic integration process.


  1. Transparency International Georgia

  2. Civil Development Agency

  3. International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy

  4. Open Society Georgia Foundation

  5. Georgian Reforms Associates

  6. Atlantic Council of Georgia

  7. Georgian Farmers Association

  8. The Economic Policy Research Center

  9. Green Alternative

  10. Media Development Foundation

  11. UN Association of Georgia

  12. Georgian Democracy Initiative

  13. Regional Centre for Strategic Studies

  14. In Depth Reporting and Advocacy Center

  15. Union Safari

  16. Georgian Institute of Politics

  17. Voice from Georgia

  18. Institute for Development of Freedom of Information

  19. Society and Banks

  20. Media Advocacy Coalition

  21. Tolerance and Diversity Institute: TDI

  22. Green Alternative

  23. Article 42 of the Constitution

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