About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 10:55 - 1 May.'18
Outgoing Public Defender yet to Decide on Future Career
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Jul.'09 / 14:00

Public Defender, Sozar Subari, said he did not rule out going into politics, but also added that he preferred to continue career related with human rights after his term in office expires on September 16.

“I do not rule out to go into politics, but I my direction is more towards activities related with human rights protection. It will become clear by September,” Subari said in an interview with the Georgian daily, Rezonansi, published on July 29.

The ruling National Movement party nominated Giorgi Tugushi for the post of Public Defender on July 28 to replace Subari.

Incumbent Public Defender said in the newspaper interview that he had “a fruitful cooperation” with Tugushi for years as he worked on human rights issues in various capacities, including as a national human rights officer for OSCE Mission in Georgia.

“He is a good specialist,” Subari said. “He is well aware of a situation existing in the country in terms [of human rights]. But he will face one serious challenge; so far, because of his mandate [of not being authorized to make public state], he had to keep silence. The mandate of Public Defender is different; the law says that relation with media is a priority [for Public Defender]… I have no doubt that he will be adequate.”

He also spoke positively of another nominee for the post, MP Dimitry Lortkipanidze, who was nominated by his political partners from the parliamentary minority group. Subari said he had “very good cooperation” with MP Lortkipanidze, who is a deputy chairman of the parliamentary committee for human rights.

Latest News
01 May.'18 10:55
We Have Moved to a New Platform
Direct Your Bookmarks to https://civil.ge.
29 Apr.'18 03:54
Ruling Party Candidate Wins MP By-Elections
Givi Chichinadze will represent Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency in the Parliament of Georgia.
28 Apr.'18 09:40
Polls Open for Vani and Khoni MP By-Elections
48,123 voters are eligible to cast their ballots in Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.
27 Apr.'18 17:23
State Dept’s Europe Affairs Point Man to Visit Tbilisi
Wess Mitchell will meet senior government officials and address the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum.
27 Apr.'18 13:45
In Quotes: Georgian Politicians on Ex-PM Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Comeback
Bidzina Ivanishvili will be approved as the Georgian Dream party chairman at the upcoming convention.
26 Apr.'18 18:15
SG Jens Stoltenberg: Georgia NATO’s ‘Very Close’ Partner
The NATO Secretary General says Foreign Ministers meeting tomorrow will recognize the country’s progress.
26 Apr.'18 14:24
Ex-PM Ivanishvili to Chair Georgian Dream Party
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Ivanishvili was ‘best equipped’ to add new dynamism to the party.
26 Apr.'18 11:12
Lawmaker Proposes Criminal Liability for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
The parliamentary human rights committee decided to set up a working group for scrutinizing the draft law.
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.