Effectively Investigating, Prosecuting and Adjudicating Sexual Violence Cases: A Manual for Practitioners in Georgia

A new manual, aimed at improving access to justice for victims of sexual violence in the Georgian criminal justice system, has been developed. The manual, provides practical guidance to investigators, …

App-Based Jobs Emerge as Battleground for Workplace Safety in Georgia

Labor Inspectorate Should Prioritize Regular Inspections of Delivery Companies The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred a boom in food delivery services in Georgia, where the streets are packed with mopeds carrying branded boxes …

Georgia Passes Sweeping Labor Reforms

In an important move to protect workers, this week Georgia’s parliament adopted sweeping amendments to the country’s labor code. The reforms regulate such crucial issues as work hours, overtime, night …

Georgian Parliament refuses to revisit $6 minimum monthly wage set by Eduard Shevardnadze

Georgian lawmakers have dismissed a proposal to redefine the country’s ₾20 ($6.40) monthly minimum wage, which was set over 20 years by then–President Eduard Shevardnadze. On 8 September, parliament’s Economy and …

TOO LITTLE, TOO SLOW: Why Employees in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine Do Not Benefit from the EU Association Agreements

Three Eastern European countries, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine signed Association Agreement with the European Union, and among other things, they have committed themselves to implement EU and international labor standards …

Sweeping labour reforms go ahead in Georgia despite opposition from business groups

Georgia’s parliament is set to pass a package of sweeping reforms to labour regulations in the country despite facing opposition from business groups. The amendments, which passed their second reading …

Briefing Paper: Lessening the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis

“Civil society organisations (CSOs) are at the forefront of the COVID-19 mitigation effort in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. This crisis is posing an all-encompassing challenge to EaP countries’ societies, …

Covid-19 and Labour Law. A Global Review

“This special issue of the Italian Labour Law e-Journal intends to provide a systematic and informative overview on the measures set out by lawmakers and/or social partners in a number …

Arsenic and Lead in Tap Water

As human rights advocates working in a number of countries, including the U.S., we have seen how policies that reduce regulation of dangerous industries can increase health and safety risks …

No Year without Deaths – A Decade of Deregulation Puts Georgian Miners at Risk

“Mikheil, a miner for 35 years, died along with three other miners on July 16, 2018, in an underground explosion in the Tkibuli coal mine, in Imereti, Georgia. He was …

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