Russian Law is not the will of Georgia
We, the people of Georgia, strongly oppose the bill initiated by the members of the Parliamentary Majority, also endorsed by the Speaker of Parliament and other MPs. We declare that the attempts to adopt this Russian bill attack not only the independent civil society organizations and the critical media, but the people of Georgia themselves. This bill aims to leave defenseless the abused children and women; people with disabilities, minorities, scientists, workers, and the youth; to not provide assistance to the socially vulnerable families, farmers, miners, internally displaced, homeless, illegally laid off, detained, and other people fighting for their rights; to mute the voice of the people living in the peripheries of the country that can only communicate their troubles through the independent media. This draft legislation acts as a response to the numerous facts of violence, corruption, lawlessness, and arbitrary execution of the laws that we, the civil society and the critical media, study and make public. When Putin adopted a similar law in Russia, many organizations chose to disband rather than comply with its requirements. Those that continued to operate faced increased control, harassment, and repressions. This is not the type of governance that we have fought for many years to achieve, and Russian law is certainly not the type of governance that Georgian citizens aspire to have in our country. Adopting this bill will amount to an attack on the key Georgian values of dignity, independence and solidarity with our communities and fellow people. Adopting this bill will amount to an onslaught not only against civil society and our democracy but will also damage our aspirations of Euro-Atlantic development. This law will obstruct our path to membership of the EU as this law was found illegal in the EU. Moreover, the execution of this law will be impossible without causing insurmountable harm to hundreds of thousands of citizens of Georgia.
Organization (The list is changeable)
AAP youth organization changes for equal rights
AAP Legal Education Foundation
AIP Racha Tourist Club
Human Rights and Social Justice Protection Research Center
Human Rights Center (HRC)
Human Rights Advocacy and Democracy Fund
Local Democracy Agency Georgia
The alternative is Georgia
Non-governmental organization "for rights and education"
Association "Europe Time"
Association "Women for the Development of Regions"
Eastern European Center for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD)
Union of Young Teachers
Xenon Association of Young Psychologists and Doctors
Youth for Democratic Changes
Young people for the development of Samegrelo
Youth Development Center-XXI
Regional Association of Youth Initiatives - Aira
Youth Organization Changes for Equal Rights
Akhalkalaki Business Center
Akhaltsikhe Youth Center
Akhaltsikhe Democratic Engagement Center
Child Welfare League
Childhood cancers and superheroes
Batumi Independent Living Center'
Batumi Democratic Engagement Center
Union of Investigative Journalists "Here's the Fact"
Education and the world
Education Development and Employment Center
The center of development
Environmental Community Organization "Eko"
International Center for Geopolitical Studies
Gorel Photographers Club
Gori Information Center
Guria Association of Mediators
Civic center of Guria
Let's start now
Employment and Training Center
Union of Democrats
Democracy Index - Georgia
Institute of Democracy
Institute for the Study of Democracy
Guardians of Democracy
Center for Democracy and Governance
Institute for Democracy and Secure Development (IDSD)
Network of Centers for Democratic Engagement
Association of European Initiators
European-Georgian Institute (EGI)
Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC)
Zugdidi Democratic Engagement Center
House of Free Journalists
Free Media Space/GuriaTV
Tbilisi Human Rights House
Telavi is my city
Community Development Center "Progress"
Ilia state university
Imereti Development Center
Center for Innovation and Civic Development - House of Progress
Institute for Innovation and Change
Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI)
Informational development hub
Connection "woman and reality"
Rule of Law Center
Counseling and Training Center
Cultural-historical travel platform "Traveler"
Youth movement of Lanchkhuti
Media House "South Gate"
Media House – South Gate
Media Foundation - Livepress
Media Center Kakheti
Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs
the main channel
International Organization for Migration
Governance Monitoring Center
Consumer Rights Center
World Experience for Georgia (WEG)
Parents Union "Our Children"
Parents for education
Mtskheta-Mtianeti regional hub
A green alternative
A step towards the future
A step towards success
Institute for the Study of Nationalism and Conflict (ISNC)
Ozurgeti Independent Living Center
Ozurgeti Democratic Engagement Center
Partnership for Human Rights
Union of teachers education and the world
The first step is Georgia
A platform for new opportunities
Prevention for progress
Network of Journalists for Gender Equality
Journalism Resource Center
Radio "Old City"
Racha community organization
Rehabilitation and Development Charitable Center "Tanaziari"
Regional Empowerment for Democracy
Center for Regional Initiatives "Bright Future"
Community Development Center
Leli Community Foundation
Initiative group "Rode"
Initiative group "Our space"
Information resources network
Information Medical-Psychological Center support
International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy
Civic Activities Center
Center for Civic Engagement and Equity
Civic Integration Fund
International Center of Civic Culture
Civil movement "Voice of Samegrelo"
Civil movement "Leave the Parliament in Kutaisi"
Civil movement for freedom
Institute of Civil Society
Civic Engagement and Activism Center (CEAC)
Rehabilitation and Social Adaptation Center "Aisi"
Georgian EMDR Society
Atlantic Council of Georgia
Association of Young Lawyers of Georgia
Down Syndrome Association of Georgia
Georgian Democratic Initiative (GDI)
European clubs of Georgia
Federation of Disabled Persons of Georgia ''Revival 2002''
Media-club of Georgia
Academy of the Future of Georgia
The parliament of Georgia
Journalistic Ethics Charter of Georgia
Alliance of Regional Broadcasters of Georgia
International Development Agency of Georgia
Civil Development Association of Georgia
Civil Society Development Association of Georgia (ACSDG)
Guard of the court of Georgia
Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies - Rondeli Foundation (GFSIS)
Georgian village hall
Georgian Strategy and International Relations Research Foundation
Strategic Research and Development Center of Georgia
Association of body-oriented psychotherapy of Georgia
Mental Health Association of Georgia
Association of Psychosocial Assistance of Georgia trust
Psychotrauma Society of Georgia
Open Society Foundation of Georgia
Charitable Humanitarian Center "Abkhazia" (CHCA)
Sector 3 - Hub for development
Sika - Georgian Association of Educational Initiatives
Association of Therapy of Socially Disadvantaged People of Sighnaghi Region, Kedel community
community of solidarity
Institute of Social Research and Analysis
Center for Social Justice
Social enterprise "Gumbati"
Center for Teaching and Research
Caucasus TV Company
Tkibuli District Development Fund
Foundation Global Initiative in Psychiatry
Association of Psychologists and Psychotherapists
Puspussy - your safe space
Women's Association "Let's do together"
Chamomile Women's Association
Women's Association consent
Women's Initiatives Support Group (WISG)
Women's Foundation in Georgia
Women's Foundation Sukhumi
Women and development
Georgian Media Group"
Kvemo Kartli media
Kvemo Kartli Women's Association "Women and the World"
Queer Association - Themida
Kutaisi Information Center
Caucasus Open Space (COS - Caucasus Open Space)
The country's effort
Black and Baltic Sea Alliance - Georgia
Agricultural Cooperative of Persons with Disabilities "Sifa 2002"
Shida Kartli Youth Center "New Generation"
Association for Integration and Development of Disabled Persons "Hang"
Alliance Center for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Alliance of Women with Disabilities
Center for Engagement and Development
My city is killing me
Psycho-social and medical rehabilitation center for victims of torture
Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims-Kutaisi
Tskaltubo Lions Club
Habitat for Equity Achievement and Development
Association HERA XXI
CDD - Center for Development and Democracy
Penal Reform International
Women for Health
World Vision Georgia