On December 28, 2011, the Georgian Parliament introduced unconstitutional amendments to the Georgian Organic Law on political Unions of Citizens.
Statement by Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA), Transparency International – Georgia, International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), and Coalition “Freedom of choice”
Setting up an environment ensuring fair elections as well as providing political unions with conditions for equal competition is of utmost importance for Georgia’s democratic development.
Statement issued by Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA), Transparency International Georgia, and International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED ) regarding the draft law on party funding
On 12 December, 2011, the Georgian parliament proposed the draft amendments to the organic law on political unions of citizensOn 12 December, 2011, the Georgian parliament proposed the draft amendments to the organic law on political unions of citizens
Transparency International Georgia’s statement on its latest Report on the Georgian Advertising Sector
Transparency International Georgia would like to thank all media outlets and organizations (including the Georgian National Communications Commission, Tabula and 24 Hours), for paying close attention to our latest report on the Georgian advertising market and for providing us with their feedback.
Comments and Suggestions Regarding Georgian Government’s Legislative Initiative: Draft Law “On Free Trade and Competition”
Below are Transparency International Georgia’s comments and suggestions regarding the Georgian Government’s new legislative proposal: the draft law “On Free Trade and Competition”:
We’ve created a database of state agencies’ contact information. The document contains the following information: 1. title of the agency; 2. website; 3. address; 4. hot line / telephone numbers; 5. person responsible for FOI; 6. telephone numbers of public relations and legal departments.
Opinion of Non-Governmental Organizations on Government's New Initiative Concerning Political Party Financing
On 22 October, a meeting was held at the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice. Representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Transparency International Georgia and the Georgian Young Lawyers Association attended the meeting. At the meeting, the Ministry presented proposals concerning regulation of political party financing.
On September 19, 2011, the draft of the new Election Code was introduced to the Parliament of Georgia. The document includes a vast number of amendments, however, the primary changes are linked to the agreement made between the political parties, with particular focus on political parties’ funding.
On October 2nd, 2011, mobile observer groups from Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) monitored the Telavi by-election at 28 precincts of the 17th Telavi electoral district (#1 Nadikvari, #2 Gvirabi, #3 Dzveli Stadioni, #4 Zuzumbo, #5 Dzveli Galavani, #6 Matsantsara, #7 Kadori, #8 Kavkasioni, #10 Chavchavadze,#11 Rustaveli, #14 Zemo akura, #17 Vardisubnis zemo, #18 Vardisubnis kvemo