Tergi in the Iron and Concrete Coffin. Human Rights Center

Tergi in the Iron and Concrete Coffin. Human Rights Center Dariali HES is under construction at the Dariali Gorge. They intend to place Tergi River in the derivation channel and tunnel at the distance of eight kilometers. Environmentalists evaluate that construction and operation of the HES in this way will cause irreversible damage to the …

Tergi in the Iron and Concrete Coffin. Human Rights Center

Dariali HES is under construction at the Dariali Gorge. They intend to place Tergi River in the derivation channel and tunnel at the distance of eight kilometers. Environmentalists evaluate that construction and operation of the HES in this way will cause irreversible damage to the Dariali Gorge and its eco-system: the gorge landscape changes will be absolute.  The project will make an irreversible impact on the endangered species from the Red Book, such as stream trout, and it will cause a final disappearance of the trout from the Tergi River.


Georgia: Tbilisi Offers Companies Forgiveness for Environmental Sins.

Georgia: Tbilisi Offers Companies Forgiveness for Environmental Sins. Eurasianet.org Under amendments adopted in March to Georgia’s environmental protection law, companies with a past record of environmental transgressions – covering everything from contaminating the Black Sea to air pollution – can receive amnesty in exchange for scheduled payments to Georgia’s state budget. The Ministry of Energy, which …

Georgia: Tbilisi Offers Companies Forgiveness for Environmental Sins. Eurasianet.org

Under amendments adopted in March to Georgia’s environmental protection law, companies with a past record of environmental transgressions – covering everything from contaminating the Black Sea to air pollution – can receive amnesty in exchange for scheduled payments to Georgia’s state budget. The Ministry of Energy, which oversees environmental policy, will decide on requests for amnesty on a case-by-case basis. Payment schedules will vary.


Georgia in Global Integrity’s Report 2011.

Georgia in Global Integrity's Report 2011. Liberali.ge The Global Integrity Report is the product of months of on-the-ground reporting and data gathering. "In addition to our core team, we collaborate with a global network of more than 1,300 in-country contributors and partners who take our technologies, tools,and information to where they are mostuseful - the local level", - reads Global Integrity's press release.  

Georgia in Global Integrity's Report 2011. Liberali.ge

The Global Integrity Report is the product of months of on-the-ground reporting and data gathering. "In addition to our core team, we collaborate with a global network of more than 1,300 in-country contributors and partners who take our technologies, tools,and information to where they are mostuseful - the local level", - reads Global Integrity's press release.

 


Tree-cutting in Tbilisi demonstrated against.

Tree-cutting in Tbilisi demonstrated against. Democracy & Freedom Watch Transparency International Georgia and the organization Green Alternative joined other young activists and local residents on the Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) Square, which is located near Agmashenebeli Street, where trees were cut few days ago.

Tree-cutting in Tbilisi demonstrated against. Democracy & Freedom Watch

Transparency International Georgia and the organization Green Alternative joined other young activists and local residents on the Deda Ena (Mother Tongue) Square, which is located near Agmashenebeli Street, where trees were cut few days ago.


New 210 MW hydro power station to be built in Georgia.

New 210 MW hydro power station to be built in Georgia. Democracy & Freedom Watch The Nenskra power station in the village Chuberi will deliver 210 megawatt when finished. According to Georgia’s Energy Ministry, the Chinese Company ShinoHydro will build Nenskra HPP. USD 630 million will be invested. Constructions will be managed by Georgian Railway’s subsidiary Company …

New 210 MW hydro power station to be built in Georgia. Democracy & Freedom Watch

The Nenskra power station in the village Chuberi will deliver 210 megawatt when finished. According to Georgia’s Energy Ministry, the Chinese Company ShinoHydro will build Nenskra HPP. USD 630 million will be invested. Constructions will be managed by Georgian Railway’s subsidiary Company Nenskra.


Construction Works for 210 Megawatt Hydropower Plant Launched.

Construction Works for 210 Megawatt Hydropower Plant Launched. Civil.ge Groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a 210-megawatt hydropower plant, Nenskra, in mountainous region of Svaneti in north-western Georgia was held on April 23. According to the Georgian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources USD 630 million hydropower plant will be constructed by a Chinese corporation,Sinohydro, and operated by …

Construction Works for 210 Megawatt Hydropower Plant Launched. Civil.ge

Groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a 210-megawatt hydropower plant, Nenskra, in mountainous region of Svaneti in north-western Georgia was held on April 23. According to the Georgian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources USD 630 million hydropower plant will be constructed by a Chinese corporation,Sinohydro, and operated by JSC Nenskra, a daughter company of the state-owned Georgian Railway. 


Property Rights Infringement Practice Is Rampant in Tourist Zones.

Property Rights Infringement Practice Is Rampant in Tourist Zones. Georgian Journal The property rights infringement practice is rampant in Georgian resort zones through arbitrary registration of the state title on the questioned property, as well as by allegedly abandoned and gifted property in favor of the state. To find out the culprit responsible for the …

Property Rights Infringement Practice Is Rampant in Tourist Zones. Georgian Journal

The property rights infringement practice is rampant in Georgian resort zones through arbitrary registration of the state title on the questioned property, as well as by allegedly abandoned and gifted property in favor of the state. To find out the culprit responsible for the infringement is impossible at the moment, but as a consequence members of majority party become the new owners of alienated property that is impossible to get back even through the courts of justice. Majority still recommends solving suspicious disputes through courts.


Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform Appeal Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy.

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform Appeal Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy. Human Rights Center Dear Commissioner Füle, We appreciate the willingness and remarkable efforts undertaken by the European Union aimed at supporting Georgia to hold democratic elections in pending period. We take a notice of the EU Foreign Affairs Council recent conclusions …

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform Appeal Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy. Human Rights Center

Dear Commissioner Füle,
We appreciate the willingness and remarkable efforts undertaken by the European Union aimed at supporting Georgia to hold democratic elections in pending period. We take a notice of the EU Foreign Affairs Council recent conclusions (February 27, 2012) which underline the “utmost importance of ensuring that the Parliamentary elections in 2012 and the Presidential elections in 2013 meet internationally recognized democratic standards” and pledge to “closely monitor developments in Georgia leading up to the elections.”

 


Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgia.

Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgia. Institute for War & Peace Reporting The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections.

Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgia. Institute for War & Peace Reporting

The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections.


Dariali HES Construction Breaches the Law.

Dariali HES Construction Breaches the Law. Human Rights Center The Department of Ecological Expertise and Inspection within the Environmental Ministry with Nikoloz Chakhankia as a head issued the positive ecological expertise conclusion on the construction of the Dariali HES. Chakhankia was asked why the department issued the permission while the law prohibits HES construction in …

Dariali HES Construction Breaches the Law. Human Rights Center

The Department of Ecological Expertise and Inspection within the Environmental Ministry with Nikoloz Chakhankia as a head issued the positive ecological expertise conclusion on the construction of the Dariali HES. Chakhankia was asked why the department issued the permission while the law prohibits HES construction in the territory of the Kazbegi National Park and he answered he does not work in the ministry any longer.


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