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Young Lawyers for Constitutional Rights

On 6-8 November, 2009, with financial support of GTZ and in cooperation with the Constitutional Court of Georgia GYLA implemented nationwide Olympiad “Young Lawyers for Constitutional Rights”.The Olympiad has turned into annual tradition, as for the past three years it has been held in Batumi, at the Constitutional Court of Georgia.Participants of the Olympiad were selected on the basis of a competition. Total of nearly fifty groups participated in the competition.

2009-11-08 09:54 See more

Those Responsible for the November 7, 2007 Events have not been Held Accountable

It has been two years since the tragic developments of November 7, 2007, when law enforcement officers unlawfully used excessive force to disperse peaceful rally participants, raided independent television and destroyed its equipment, used special means that were illegal at the given time; as a result at least 500 people were injured. Although authorities have formally acknowledged that the November 7 lessons were learned, noted developments haven’t been thoroughly investigated; those who gave orders and those who executed these orders haven’t been indentified.“Despite repeated calls from key international actors... the government [of Georgia] has refused to launch a comprehensive investigation into the events of November 7, 2007,” – says the World Report 2009 of Human Rights Watch.

2009-11-07 09:55 See more

Written Appeal of the Chairperson of GYLA to Dmitry Shashkin

Mr. Dmitry,Let me inform you on several collective applications submitted to GYLA on October 28, 2009, by inmates of the Common, Strict and Jail Regime Institution (Ksani) No 7 of the penitentiary department. 62 inmates in cells #23, 25, 26, have signed noted applications, collectively corroborating unbearable conditions at the institution. More specifically, their claims regard•    living conditions (overcrowding, anti-sanitary, poor lighting and ventilation);•    health condition (consultations with doctor, lack of medication);•    attitude of the administration 

2009-10-28 09:58 See more

NGOs Met with Candidates of Public TV Director General

 On August 4, on initiative of Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and Open Society Georgia Foundation, representatives of NGO sector, journalists and heads of media outlets in Georgia met with candidates of director general of public broadcaster.

2009-08-03 20:00 See more

NGOs Met with Nominees for Ombudsman

On initiative of Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) and Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), representatives of NGO sector met with nominees for ombudsmen, Giorgi Tugushi and Dimitri Lortkipanidze.

2009-07-29 20:00 See more

Joint Statment of NGOs

On July 11, 2009 the Parliament of Georgia approved with the first reading a package of amendments to the Law on Assembly and Manifestations, Law on Police, and the Administrative Offense Code of Georgia.

2009-07-15 20:00 See more

GYLA Calls upon MIA to Reveal Identity of Individuals Sentenced for the June 15 Incident

On June 16, 2009 Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) applied to the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Georgia (MIA) and on the basis of freedom of information Chapter requested disclosure of identity of those individuals who, as deputy minister of interior affairs Eka Zguladze clarifies, were imposed disciplinary punishments for the incident that occurred on June 15, 2009 outside the Tbilisi police headquarters. 

2009-07-15 20:00 See more

GYLA Held a Farewell Celebration for Legal School Alumni

 On June 9 at the exhibition centre Muse, farewell celebration of the class 2008-2009 was held by the Foundation for the Support of Legal Education founded by Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association. 

2009-07-09 20:00 See more

GYLA Publishes its Remarks on Legislative Amendments

Georgian Young Lawyers Association of Georgia presented its opinion on the Draft Laws of Georgia on Making Changes and Amendments in the Law of Georgia on Meetings and Manifestations, the Law of Georgia on Police, and the Code of Administrative Offences of Georgia to the Legal Issues Committee and Human Rights Committee of the Parliament of Georgia.

2009-07-08 20:00 See more

June 26 – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

 On June 26 Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) held a rally Say No to Torture!

2009-06-26 20:00 See more