Vakhtang Khmaladze

NGO coalition in Georgia proposes new procedure for selecting chief prosecutor

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , , , |

DFWatch Editor-in-Chief Lasha Tughushi is one of the authors of the bill. Behind him, co-author Natia Kuprashvili. TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s largest NGO coalition proposes an overhaul of the existing system for selecting a chief prosecutor in order to minimize the risk that one party takes the decision unilaterally. The proposed bill comes in the wake of a two-week-long series of rallies in Tbilisi […]

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 […]

Biometric voter’s list may not be used in Georgia’s local election

By | February 3rd, 2014|Categories: Elections, News|Tags: , |

Vakhtang Khmaladze, head of parliament’s judiciary committee. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A biometric election list may not be ready for the upcoming local elections in Georgia, which will be held in June, 2014. Election lists have been subject to disputes for a long time, especially during the National Movement government, when there were claims that […]

Georgian government critical of anti-mafia law but won’t change it

By | January 10th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Vakhtang Khmaladze, head of parliament’s judiciary committee. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia does not plan to review its policy towards the mafia, but the head of the judiciary committee in parliament says the laws targeting criminal organizations are vague. One of the stated priorities of former president Mikheil […]

Georgia reduces power of National Security Council

By | October 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Giga Bokeria. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s governing coalition may reduce the powers of the National Security Council and the council secretary to bring legislation in line with the constitution. Constitutional amendments which were passed by the National Movement party when it was […]

Assessment of the election campaign so far

By | August 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The international community has begun to assess the election period in Georgia. Their comments focuse on the government’s fining of Georgian Dream coalition members and seizing their bank accounts. As they see it, such actions restrict […]