Soso Jachvliani

Georgia isn’t implementing law it passed in return for visa-free travel to Europe

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Europe|Tags: , , |

Thousands of Orthodox Christians attacked gay rights activists in Tbilisi on May 17, 2013. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia passed a law against discrimination three years ago, and in return the European Union gave its citizens visa-free travel to Europe. But the local human rights watchdog now says the anti-discrimination law is not being fully implemented. […]

Georgian Dream announces top 15 candidates for parliament – 8 are women

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tamar Chugoshvili. TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Dream Party on Wednesday announced its top 15 people on the party list for the parliamentary election in October. The list consists of eight women and seven men. There are no MPs or cabinet members among them. Three of them are deputy ministers. […]

MP withdraws bill that would criminalize insulting religion

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

MP Soso Jachvliani has withdrawn a bill to make it a crime to insult religious feelings. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian member of parliament has unexpectedly withdrawn a draft law that would make it a crime to insult religious feelings. In a short explanatory note, MP Soso Jachvliani explained that the issue is so important that more consultations are necessary to refine […]

Georgian MP wants ‘sexual orientation’ deleted from anti-discrimination law

By | September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

Soso Jachvliani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A conservative MP from the ruling Georgian Dream coalition wants to make changes to the anti-discrimination law passed by parliament last year which he himself voted for at every hearing. Soso Jachvliani, an armwrestler, actor and film director, […]

Georgian MP confused EBRD with a brothel

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Soso Jachvliani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A member of parliament from the governing coalition on Wednesday defended himself against what he thought was innuendo implying that he had visited a brothel. The speech by Soso Jachvliani, an armwrestler, actor and film director who is also […]

Parliamentarians object against criteria for selecting head of Supreme Court

By | February 12th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dimitri Khundadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A large part of the governing coalition in parliament are against the criteria the president used when he recently selected candidates for new head of Supreme Court. The initiative began with 16 MPs from the Georgian Dream coalition. […]

Georgia without ambassador to the UK for more than a year

By | March 26th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has been without an ambassador to the UK for more than a year. In recent days, a candidate who is being considered for the post became a subject of dispute among politicians. During the process of so-called co-habitation between ex-president […]