Georgian NGOs’ Address to the Participants of the Batumi Conference

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The conference dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership is being held in Georgia today. Dear guests, who have arrived to our country of Georgia – a country that has stood strong against Russian occupation for 200 years, a country that is a role model for all other countries in the region! …

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In Georgia, leaked contract shows Nenskra hydropower project to cost country USD 60 million a year

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Prague, Tbilisi ­– A leaked contract between the Georgian government and the company behind the Nenskra hydropower project includes terms that indicate the project will incur massive losses for the state, according to a report broadcast on 8 June by the national television station Rustavi 2 [1]. The report contradicts the claims of the Georgian government …

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Five reasons why EBRD should pull out of the controversial Nenskra hydropower project

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As the realisation of the project keeps dragging on, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the EBRD, and all international financial institutions involved, to justify their engagement. The Georgian government is nowadays promoting the construction of over 30 new hydropower plants throughout the country’s mountainous regions, with the billion dollar Nenskra hydropower plant in the Upper Svaneti region being …

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Human Rights Organization’s response to the use of police forces in Pankisi Gorge

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The signatory organizations express the deep concern regarding the critical situation created in Pankisi Gorge related to the cascade construction of HPPs and call the government of Georgia to immediately cease the demonstration of police power against the local population and to immediately withdraw the forces from the Gorge. In the Morning of 21st of …

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NGOS CALL ON THE GEORGIAN AUTHORITIES TO FULFILL THE COMMITMENTS RELATED TO THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

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NGOs call on the Georgian authorities to fulfill the commitments related to the protection of human rights in the energy sector. On December 18, 2014, the European Parliament ratified the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and adopted a resolution[1] about Georgia which emphasizes particularly important issues in the relationship between Georgia and the EU, including those dealing with …

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Activists take Georgia’s environment ministry to court for green-lighting a mega hydropower project without an up-to-date environmental assessment

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In a petition filed on March 19, 2019 with the Tbilisi city court by the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) and Green Alternative, on behalf of local residents in the Upper Svaneti region, the civil society groups challenge a decision of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture and Environment to allow the Nenskra  project …

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Open Letter to the Diplomatic Missions

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our Excellences, On behalf of Georgian people, who are deeply concerned with the ongoing state of judiciary in the country, we are contacting you as active supporters of Georgia’s democratic development. On different occasions we have addressed government, political entities and various institutions regarding these concerns. However, we have not approached you on this matter …

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