On November 6, 2012, a new draft law on the Military Ombudsman was introduced to Parliament. According to this draft law, a new post of Military Ombudsman will be created which would have a similar authority and legal status as the Public Defender, but would be focused on defending the rights of military servicemen.
As a result of the October 1 parliamentary elections, for the first time in Georgia the President and the parliamentary majority are from different political parties. For that reason it is especially interesting to see what kind leverage each possesses.
On November 12, 2012, a draft law on amnesty was introduced into Parliament. According to the preamble of the draft law, “the government’s policies in different spheres during recent years caused significant changes in the penitentiary system.