Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has come under fire from civil society groups as well as ruling party and opposition MPs for refusing to nominate a candidate to head the Supreme Court. Some critics warned the move could allow a ‘dominant group of judges’ on Georgia’s High Council of Justice to strengthen their grip over the judiciary. [Read more…]
With the date now set for Georgia’s presidential elections, it’s still not clear who will run and who will not. In what is set to be the country’s last direct presidential election, could a political upset challenge Georgian Dream’s dominance? [Read more…]
A man previously convicted of domestic violence but released after receiving a presidential pardon has been arrested for the murder of his stepdaughter on Tbilisi’s Barnovi Street on Friday. According to police, Vepkhia Bakradze cut the throat of his stepdaughter on the street in front of her two children, both below the age of 14. [Read more…]
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has vetoed a controversial bill which would have allowed more advertising to be aired on the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). Parliament can now choose consider comments from the president, or to overrule the veto.
The ruling Georgian Dream party has submitted a draft law to Georgia’s Parliament to amend recently adopted constitutional changes. [Read more…]
Georgia’s parliament has overridden President Giorgi Margvelashvili’s veto of a package of constitutional amendments. [Read more…]
Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili vetoed on 9 October a package of constitutional amendments adopted by Parliament. [Read more…]
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has called for more tolerance towards queer people in Georgia, as well as for religious, and ethnic minorities. [Read more…]