The commission was set up in 2012 and it studied the applications of all the wrongfully dismissed employees that appealed to the Ministry. Most of the citizens asserted that they had been dismissed due to their political views and that this kind of attitude was of regular nature.
The commission was staffed by the Public Defender of Georgia and 7 non-governmental organizations that were distinguished by years of experience and high qualification in the area of education system and human rights protection. The competence of the commission included studying, assessing and, within their competence, giving recommendations to the Minister about the issues concerning the dismissals of the staff of education resource centers and public schools on the grounds of political motives from June 1, 2006 until the date of the formation of the commission - December 14, 2012. For two years the commission periodically provided the society with information about the ongoing activities.
On the basis of the review, study and analysis of applications submitted on a nationwide scale, various systemic violations were detected. In particular:
It can be said that as a result of the operation of the Commission, facts of dismissals of certain persons on the grounds of their political views as well as cases of illegalities underlying the actions of the Minister and other government agencies were identified.
This, on the one hand, led to the violation of human rights, and on the other hand, negative influence exerted on the proper fulfillment of the main trends of the state policy defined in the educational sphere.