Georgia’s parliament has overridden President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s veto of a package of constitutional amendments. [Read more…]
Tbilisi city authorities have come under fire for a recent decision to privatise a plot of land in central Tbilisi. The sale was for just ₾1 ($0.40), to a company connected to Georgia’s wealthiest, and perhaps most influential person — billionaire ex–Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
A Georgian transgender woman is appealing to Tbilisi City Court to have her gender changed in official documents without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. [Read more…]
Azerbaijani journalist Leyla Mustafayeva, whose husband, investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was abducted in Georgia and taken to Azerbaijan, has left the country with her daughter. She plans to request asylum in Germany.
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly has elected Lado Chanturia as judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). On 10 October, after receiving a majority of votes, Chanturia was elected for a term of office of nine years. He will replace Nona Tsotsoria, whose term expired in January. [Read more…]
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili vetoed on 9 October a package of constitutional amendments adopted by Parliament. [Read more…]
Dozens of heads of publicly run kindergartens in Tbilisi have been instructed to collect lists of voters they think might vote for Kakha Kaladze in upcoming local elections, according to an investigation. Kaladze, an ex Energy Minister, is running for Mayor of Tbilisi for the ruling Georgian Dream party.
The remains found in an archaeological study of Kumurdo Cathedral will be buried in a tomb outside the church grounds, according to a statement from Georgia’s National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation. The agency says the remains belong to people shot during the Soviet period. [Read more…]