administrative imprisonment

Government cuts duration of administrative detention

By | June 30th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The government coalition wants to reduce the term of administrative detention. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government coalition in Georgia has proposed to reduce the maximum duration of administrative detention from 90 to 15 days. In 2012, it wanted to end the practice. Administrative detention is a form of harsh punishment left over from […]

Administrative detention to be ended

By | October 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The new government in Georgia wants to do away with administrative detention. This is a form of incarceration left over from the Soviet Union which allows authorities to put away citizens as a preventive measure without going through normal court procedures, and has […]

Georgian Administrative Detention Undermines Human Rights

By | March 20th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

The regulation of administrative offenses and administrative detention in particular are of grave concern to local and international human rights organizations, which has been clearly demonstrated several times, inter alia, by providing observations on the issue and expressing […]

Georgia relaxes detention practice

By | January 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian interior minister Vano Merabishvili (pictured) claims he is relaxing a controversial practice called administrative detention. Prisoners will be able to make phone calls, receive family members, talk to their lawyer and have more time to shower and be in the open air, the minister promises. The reason for the [...]

Administrative detention a violation of human rights

By | January 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Georgia’s law about administrative offenses is a violation of human rights and the problem must be addressed immediately, says a new report published Wednesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report says that although the government is currently reforming the system, it should get in place emergency measures in order to ensure defendants' [...]

Strictest Punishments for Minor Violations and Ignored Human Rights

By | November 8th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

Around 4 000 people are sentenced to administrative imprisonment in Georgia every year. Administrative imprisonment is a purely Soviet mechanism, which remains in effect only in some post-Soviet countries (with the exception of Germany and Austria, where it operates in a different way) and which is broadly used and utilized to the full extent in Georgia. [...]