Parliament Passes ‘Liberty Charter’

Parliament passed on May 31 with its third and final reading package of proposals known as “Liberty Charter.”

The proposals, sponsored by MP Gia Tortladze, include measures to restrict public display of Soviet and Nazi symbols and restrictions on former Soviet functionaries to hold public office. The proposal, however, envisages limited lustration, meaning that the law would not make the entire list of former KGB agents publicly available. It should only be available for the state commission, which will be in charge of preventing such persons from taking senior or mid-level posts in the government.
The package also envisages, what the author calls, boosting “security and anti-terrorism measures”, including through video surveillance systems, which should cover all “the strategic facilities” – the measure, which the Interior Ministry has already started to use.

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