Various reports over the last few years have clearly shown a worrying global trend: the protection of human rights is under pressure. Human rights, civil liberties and democracy are actively undermined by an increase of authoritarian and populist driven rule. When UN conventions and resolutions, EU resolutions or verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights don’t help, other measures are necessary. Continue reading EU should introduce Global Human Rights Accountability Law
With various Russian gas infrastructure projects in full steam, and other adjustments in the delivery of Russian gas to Europe, it is time to face what it wil mean for the country that will be hit by this: Ukraine. Continue reading Europe’s sleepwalk into eastern gas troubles
Where accessing your own land is treated as trespassing Continue reading Borderline life: Georgia and South Ossetia
Last summer we visited the remote Tusheti valley in Georgia, located in the northeast of the country bordering the Russian Federation Republics of Dagestan and Chechnya. The valley has only one dangerous access road, open only in the summer season. Continue reading Trip to Tusheti Valley
Former Georgian President and ex governor of Odessa Saakashvili had his Ukrainian citizenship stripped by Proroshenko over charges of lying about his criminal prosecution in Georgia. Continue reading Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship: a case of Kompromat?
This article originally appeared on Georgian Institute of Politics. For three months now Georgia has enjoyed visa-free travel to the … Continue reading Facing the Problem of Georgian Criminality in the EU
This article originally appeared on Georgian Institute of Politics. December 2016 marks a full year since the European Commission released … Continue reading Georgia’s Visa Free Dream Deferred…Again