Georgia

Parliaments in action at the Open Government Partnership Summit

2018-07-31T12:02:14+00:00July 31st, 2018|Georgia, Morocco, Open Parliament|

On 17 July, WFD supported the organisation of the Parliament Day at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Tblisi, Georgia, where 300 representatives from parliaments, civil society and international organizations met to agree a way forward in developing open parliament commitments and innovative practices. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer shows an all-time low in [...]

Developing a disability policy in Georgia

2018-08-09T12:01:17+00:00February 27th, 2018|Central Asia, Georgia, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, UK Political Parties international programmes|

Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner at the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland, reflects on his time in Georgia as part of Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s Multi-Party Office work with the DUP.  Last week, I was privileged to be part of a small delegation to Georgia, funded by WFD, to take part in a workshop on [...]

WFD congratulates Georgian Parliaments Human Rights Committee

2018-08-06T10:57:32+00:00July 28th, 2016|Europe, Georgia, Human Rights, Norms and Standards, Research|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) welcomes the adoption of rules of procedure by the Georgian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee (HRC) after MPs passed recommendations without amendment. Mrs Eka Beselia, Chair of the HRC, received praise from George Kunnath, WFD’s Regional Director for Europe, following the passage of the relevant legislation earlier in June. The changes [...]

“You can’t ignore human rights”: meet the Georgian MPs determined to achieve change

2018-09-03T14:38:10+00:00December 10th, 2015|Citizen engagement, Georgia, Human Rights|

This week, Georgian civil society organisations (CSOs) have been sharing with the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee the harrowing stories they’ve encountered through their work. MPs will take these grim examples to the Government in Tbilisi – with the help of Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) and the UK embassy in Georgia. “Currently no-one cares for [...]

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