Vakhtang Gomelauri, who is poised to become the next Georgian Interior Minister, has told parliament he would have used more force against residents of Pankisi. [Read more…]
As Georgia transitions to a new electoral system, it’s up to young people to seize the opportunity to make Georgia a better place. [Read more…]
The ruling Georgian Dream party responded to last month’s street upheavals with several compromises, including an offer to change the country’s electoral code. While most groups welcomed it, no concrete steps have yet been taken. [Read more…]
The head of the Georgian Parliament’s Defence Committee is set to introduce a bill to scrap exemptions from mandatory military service for religious clerics, with the exception of Georgian Orthodox priests. [Read more…]
The Constitutional Court of Georgia ruled on Monday that people can no longer face administrative punishments, such as fines, for consuming cannabis. The decision, which is effective immediately, comes eight months after the court abolished criminal sanctions for cannabis use.
MPs in Georgia have voted in favour of a draft law which could send young men to prison for avoiding military service. The law, which outlines what ‘avoiding conscription’ entails and prescribes punishments for it, was discussed during a joint session of the Defence and Security and Human Rights parliamentary committees on 23 May. [Read more…]
Georgia’s government is seeking to introduce legislative amendment to prevent young men from avoiding mandatory military service in the country. The move aims to counter opposition party Girchi’s recent move to establish their own ‘religion’ to help young men avoid conscription. [Read more…]