THE INDEPENDENT SOCIETY "HUMAN RIGHTS IN GEORGIA" Monthly bulletin # 1/ 2000
HUMAN RIGHTS INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION CENTER – HUMAN RIGHTS LIBRARY
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
In today's issue:
The confrontation between Elene Tevdoradze, the chairman of the parliamentary committee for human rights protection and Soso Alavidze, Tbilisi Police head began after a policeman was shot dead by gangsters in the Vera district. Following this incident Alavidze accused Tevdoradze of preferring killers, bandits and criminals to the policemen that serve the interests of law. Both of them had the opportunity to speak in a heated debate on Georgian TV Channel Rustavi 2 on Tuesday, February 8.
Tevdoradze went on to note that her action stemmed from a number of complaints and documents that the committee had heard about the deaths of detained per-sons. She said that this evidence linked the police to such facts. She added that this hearing served only one objective: to make the police see that this problem exists and the committee will find a way of con-trolling it.
Says Tevdoradze: "We were worried that five persons died during two months. That became the reason for our concern and desire to meet with the representatives of political elite and the procurator’s office to find a common language to solve this problem."
Tevdoradze said that this incident was revenge from the police to that committee hearing. She considers the current confrontation with Alavidze incomprehensible, adding she has been cooperating with him for years without any conflicts ever emerging. Furthermore, she said that Alavidze gave specific help with regard to this or that person. "I can not defend people according to their profession, as every person is a human being", she explained.
Tevdoradze reaffirmed that the confrontation with Alavidze was justified, because a number of people are asking her to safeguard them from the police. She is convinced that the policemen are infringing upon people’s rights, although she adds that she was worried by the death of the policeman because in her eyes they are heroes, fighting against the "black world".
In addition, the human rights protector said that the police should set an example when it came to the law, and when the police chief violated the ethics of the policeman, no comments were relevant. Tevdoradze could not help ex-pressing indignation towards Alavidze’s groundless accusations addressed to her in such a rude tone. She said that despite this insult, a large part of the Georgian population would continue to respect and love her.
In turn, Alavidze began by saying that he had become the victim of the confrontation, to say even nothing of the fact that he was in an unusual role, meaning that he was arguing with a lady. He underlined that until Georgian society is divided into two camps: policemen and mere individuals, there will be colossal violations of rights by both sides.
Says Alavidze: "For the time being, I have an excellent memory and I do not remember if anyone except President Shevardnadze has ever pointed out that the police need much attention. Our employees have not been paid for several months now. I wonder why the so-called human rights protector – Tevdoradze ignores this." He labeled the campaign underway against the police as goal-directed and discrediting. He also stated that nobody should give this matter a political slant, because it is the only discussion around one concrete subject. Alavidze tried to justify himself, arguing that he had been brought up in a good family and was well aware how to behave with a woman. He advised Tevdoradze not to develop this personal standoff into confrontation between their structures. He pointed out that the police would not stop protecting Georgia’s citizens, despite the difficulties they are facing. The rivals could not manage a reconciliation, although they intend to have further business relation-ships.
OSCE Sets up Checkpoint
A group of OSCE observers today began monitoring the Chechen section of the Russia-Georgia state border, from a new permanent checkpoint in Shatili. The team is eight-strong and includes observers from Russia, Estonia, the Czech Republic and Spain.
The Abkhaz are demanding the release of four Abkhaz hostages: one is in Zugdidi prison, one is in hospital and two others are being sheltered by their Georgian relatives.
In return the Georgians are demanding that the Georgian prisoners held in Dranda prison are freed. All passes on the river Enguri are being controlled by the Abkhaz police.
The governor of the Gali region Murman Chedia has said that the Rukhi bridge connecting the regions of Zugdidi and regions is being blocked by relatives of the hostages taken by the Abkhaz side. They demand that their relatives are set free. Al-though willing to comply, the Abkhaz are asking for 10-15 days to conduct necessary procedures.
Policemen in schools
Beginning next semester in secondary schools in the Ozurgeti region policemen will deliver lectures on the relation between citizens and the police. It will be an experiment using an American method.
Ozurgeti region "Sakrebulo" chairman Gia Kharabadze says that during his visit in the USA he was convinced of the need of such lectures that, in his opinion, can re-store a broken bridge between police and society.
The Workshop of the Association for the Prevention of Torture
The Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), is an international NGO based in Geneva, having consultative status with the UN and the Council of Europe. Their mandate is to prevent torture and ill-treatment. The aim of the organization is to strengthen the implementation of international norms and principles. The APT is at the origins of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture (ECPT) which establishes the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), a Committee able to go to any country member of the Convention in order to visit any place of detention at any time.
The workshop is intended to organise would focus on the role of national NGOs one year after Georgia's accession to the Council of Europe and would more particularly examine the role of NGOs in the monitoring of Georgia's commitments as regard torture. The workshop would be intended for representatives from national NGOs active in the human rights field, in particular working in the fight against torture and/or improvement of conditions of detention. The Association for the Prevention of Torture will organise this workshop. The workshop will be held in Georgia on October, 2000.
NGOs Translate AI Educational Video Materials in Georgian
Tbilisi International School for Human Rights Protection named after Heidy Olupssen together with Georgian Committee Against Torture with the support of Studio III of the Horizonti Foundation implemented a project entitled "Legal Technologies". In the frames the project English language educational film on Universal Declaration of Human Rights became available in Georgian.
Printed and Electronic Versions of "Human Rights In Georgia" Are Now Available
Independent society Human Rights in Georgia and Human Rights Information
and Documentation Center issue a weekly Information and analytical bulletin
- Human Rights in Georgia. The bulletin covers issues concerning different
aspects of human rights, includes educative material on human rights and
distributes information about fellowships and programs proposed by different
human rights institutions abroad. The editorial board of the bulletin solicits
articles and materials on relevant issues. With the support of the Westminster
Foundation for Democracy (Great Britain), the Georgian version of the bulletin
is issued weekly and the English language digest of the bulletin materials
is published once a month. The electronic and printed versions of the bulletin
are now distributed.
Interested individuals or organizations should contact Human Rights in Georgia at: 5 Mardzanishvili, III floor, Tbilisi, tel: 99532 954835, e-mail: ishrg@ caucasus.net, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Directory of Georgian NGOs Working on Human Rights Issues
With the support of the Westminster Foundation for the Democracy (Great Britain) Human Rights Information and Documentation Center and the Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" compiled and issued a Directory of Georgian non-governmental organizations working in the field of Human Rights. This directory (contact information) is the first attempt in Georgia to create an accomplished database of the Human Rights oriented organizations. The directory is a part of the project "Supporting Human Rights and Documentation Center".
Soon the directory will be accessible to the wider society
Contact address: 5 Mardzanishvili, Tbilisi, tel: (99532) 954835; 899-50 80 36; Fax: (99532) 95 48 35; E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site: http://www.fly.to/ishrg
New Code to Protect Citizens’ Rights
Statistical data in Georgia shows that 49% of the population knows nothing about how the Georgian judicial process works. This means that almost half of the population does not know what their rights are, how to protect themselves from their civic rights being violated or how to defend their rights. This may be due to a lack of available information, it may be because the codes are not publicized, or it may even be the fault of a lack of certain laws to protect civic rights, rights that must be guaranteed.
Today on the scene a new administrative code has appeared a document that previously has never existed in Georgia. It came in to effect from January 1 2000. This administrative code concerns every citizen, guarantees that their rights are protected and provides them with access to any information about them that is registered in any institution. "The most important aspect of this code is that it provides for the freedom to all information ", stressed David Usupashvili, director of the Tbilisi’s Branch of AMEX International, speaking at a meeting organized by the Barents group.
He afterwards underlined that every citizen would be given equal rights to information, and not just journalists. According to item 36 in the third part of the administrative code: "Everyone has the right to demand public information regardless of what it is or how it is kept, and they may chose how they get public information, if the information exists in any other form..."
So, from now on, any document that Parliament or other governmental institution (which should be registered in a public register) sends and receives must be registered in a public register.
As Usupahsvili noted, the new administrative code does wonders for the fight against corruption, but the code must be properly realized, and the population made well aware of it. Yet this will not happen if the population remains unaware of the code’s existence. This is all too possible given the scarcity of the document. In the first instance, just 1000 copies of the code were made, 300 of which were distributed to AMEX staff. In the future, 10,000 copies are to be published, which should help solve this problem.
Protection Center for Refugees and Asylum-seekers was established in Tbilisi
With the financial support from Norwegian Human Rights Fund and started functioning the Protection Center for Refugees and Asylum-seekers. The founder of the center is Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia". The aim of the project is to protect the rights and legal interests of refugees and asylum-seekers in Georgia.
In the framework of the project will implement following tasks:
The press center of the Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" would like to inform you that, within the framework of the project "Human Rights Information Network", the Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" creates electronic pages in the Internet about human rights organizations in Georgia. Interested organizations can send their mission statement to society at the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Please also be advised that the society has created a human rights discussion forum in the Internet at the following location: http://www.fly.to/ishrg The Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" would gladly receive your remarks and suggestions.
ARE THERE POLITICAL PRISONERS IN
Presently, the topic of political prisoners causes a great disturbance in Georgia. International organizations for human rights and Georgian political parties tried to bring the state of the political prisoners to the attention of Georgian government. Subsequent to these efforts, Georgian officials have become more active towards the problem of political prisoners. Mr. Eduard Shevardnadze, the President of Georgia, announced: "" would be ashamed to be not only a President, but even an ordinary citizen of the country, where political prisoners exist. That’s why you should find out, whether such people are imprisoned in our country and justice bodies should be held fully responsible for it".
The heads of law-enforcement bodies (Procurator General, Chairman of Supreme Court, Justice Minister, Internal Minister, etc.), followed with their statement on this issue. On December 10 – as international day for human rights – they participated in a two-hour program on human rights and political prisoners in Georgia. The same day President Shevardnadze submitted a letter to Georgian Parliament on the aforementioned questions.
All representatives of the authority categorically deny that political opposition claims the opposite – there are numerous political prisoners in Georgia. In the light of such speculations, the position of the non-governmental organizations on human rights becomes crucial for these establishments are impartial to political motivations.
I do not want to interfere with political debates. That’s why I have conducted my own research among the representatives of political parties and other interested groups on the issues of political prisoners in Georgia.
It appeared, that a term political prisoner has various, if not different, interpretation among political parties and individuals. For example, Amnesty International defines "a political prisoner" as a person, who has committed criminal offences for political motives. If we embrace this definition, anyone committing a murder or a robbery with a motive of struggling against the authority, is a political prisoner. Amnesty International does not release the political prisoners from criminal responsibility for their illegal action. However, it demands that these people should be guaranteed fair and timely trial. As for people arrested for their own political or religious convictions, Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience and demands their immediate release.
Other international organizations for human rights have different approaches defining the term "political prisoner". For example, a famous human rights activist Yuri Orlov thinks: "A person, who commits a criminal offence for political motives, provided this crime does violate the rights and freedoms of another person, is considered a political prisoner." According to this logic, if an innocent person was victimized by a terrorist act conducted for political purposes, the terrorist can not be considered a political prisoner. A famous Polish human rights activist Marek Novitsky shares the same position. In connection to this approach, I recollect a fact from the recent history of the United Kingdom. In 1980s, Irish terrorists kept in British prisons, demanded from the British authorities to be recognized as political prisoners. They even went on chain hunger strike, after his death the second one continued and so on. Although chain hunger strike continued for one year and 10 prisoners died, the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did not compromise. She said: "We have arrested them not for their political convictions, but for particular terrorist acts that coasted many innocent lives." Ironically, the Soviet Union actively supported the Irish terrorists and regarded them as political prisoners, while many were suffering in Soviet prisons for their ideas or spreading anti-Soviet literature. It is not hard to conclude that politicians manipulate the theme of political prisoners in their own political interests.
I am providing the options of Georgian politicians about the definition of "a political prisoner" and their attitude towards the prisoners of this category.
Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili, (the member of the Parliament): "Only those persons can be considered political prisoners, who are arrested not for criminal offences, but for their political convictions. Hence, political prisoners do not exist in Georgia at present".
Mr. Tengiz Sigua, (the former Prime Minister of Georgia): "For example, the former prefect of Samtredia region Mr. Zviad Dzidziguri is a real political prisoner. I know him personally, since he was a prefect while I was a Prime Minister. I can not understand why he was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment. The same can be said about Mr. Jamlet Bokuchava. Both of them were fighting for their own political convictions."
Mrs. Irina sarishvili-Chanturia (the Chairman of National-Democratic party): "A political prisoner is a person, who has not committed a criminal offence and it arrested only for his political convictions. The authority has itself caused such a situation, since it has not arrested those obvious guilty, until they contradicted the authority politically. It concerns the head of "Mkhedrioni" and others. Mr. Loti Kobalia, who is accused of high treason, was not arrested until he challenged the authority politically. Thus, we have no political prisoners, though the existing tendency negatively disposes a great part of the society."
Mr. Giorgi Kervalishvili, (the Chairman of the Georgian Association for Human Rights) announces that more than one hundred political prisoners are in Georgia today.
Since there is no common criterion defining the status of a political prisoner in Georgia. If we adopt the definition by Amnesty International, we can conclude that there are more than one hundred political prisoners are in Georgia today. However, if we define a political prisoner only as a person, accused of anti-state political convictions and propaganda, then political prisoners really do not exist in present Georgia. We shall emphasize Mrs. Sarishvili’s opinion that Georgian authority paid no attention to the crimes of many groups or individuals, until they challenged the state ideology. There are many facts when the authority ignored somebody’s crime, while the letter was its ally; however, as soon as he become an opponent to the authority, the authority would suddenly "remember" about his criminal activities. Such authority could easily accuse its political opponents of non-existent crimes. The tendency Mrs. Sarishvili emphasizes about is already evident Georgia and it is supported by the examples of Zviad Dzidziguri, Valter Shurgaia, Soso Zhgenti and others.
Hence, one thing is clear for me: with its little regard for due process, the authority has created firm ground for transforming political opponents into defendants or even accused. Until the court reform is not carried out and the court reform does not become truly independent, it will be impossible to speak about objective due process in Georgia.
By Gela Nikolaishvili
NGO "Former Political Prisoner for Human Rights"
Human Rights Library and Documentation Center
The Human Rights library was founded by the NGO " Human Rights in Georgia" and Westminster Foundation For Democracy (Great Britain). All the resources of the library (printing as well as audio-video and electronic) and the materials are accessible for all NGOs working on human rights issues, students, teachers, lawyers and for other interested individuals. Address: 3-rd floor, 5, Mardjanishvili street, Tbilisi, 380002, Georgia
Columbia Public Interest Law Fellows Program
The Constitutional and Legislative Policy Institute (COLPI), an affiliate of the Open Society Institute (OSI-Budapest), in collaboration with the Public Interest Law Initiative in Transitional Societies (PILI) at Columbia Law School, is pleased to invite applications for the Public Interest Law Fellows Program. The deadline for applications is March 24, 2000.
The program will select seven lawyers from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union for two years of study and practical work experience. Two slots in the program are specifically designated for women’s rights advocates, two slots are designated for disability rights advocates, and the remaining three slots are undesignated.
Applicants with a strong commitment to human rights or public interest law, a law degree, eligibility for legal practice in his/her country and proficiency in English may apply. Criteria for selection will include the experience of the applicant, the applicant’s potential to contribute to the development of the human rights or public interest law field in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and the suitability of the applicant’s proposed role in the nominating NGO. Preference will be given to applicants under 35 years of age. Selection decisions will be made by April 30, 2000.
The Fellows will reside a total of one year in the US, consisting of
one semester of study at Columbia University and two three-month internships.
Fellows will return to their home countries after the first year, where
they will spend at least one year working with their nominating NGO on
human rights/public interest advocacy on a non-profit basis: providing
legal services, litigating test cases, training/educating in human rights,
etc. Upon their selection, Fellows will be required to sign an agreement
with COLPI/OSI Budapest according to which he/she will commit to two years
in the program: the first year to be spent in the US; and the second year
in his/her home country working with the nominating NGO.
COLPI will cover a round-trip coach airfare to the US and provide each Fellow with a monthly stipend for a period of up to 12 months, a one time textbook allowance of $500, and medical insurance for a year while in the US. The amount of this stipend is carefully calculated to cover the expenses of one person in the US for the period of one year. COLPI will also pay a local salary during the second year that is equal to an amount determined to be similar to equivalent work by the nominating NGO. This amount will be provided to the nominating NGOs in the form of a grant.
For more information and application forms, please contact Eszter Filippinyi, Program Coordinator, COLPI, Nador u. 11, Budapest 1051, tel: 361 327-3102; fax: 361 327 3103; e-mail: email@example.com or Zaza Namoradze, Deputy Director, COLPI, (the same mailing address), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or The Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" (address below)
International Civilian Peace-keeping and Peace-building Training Program
The Peace Center Burg Schlaining, consisting of the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) and the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU), is situated in the medieval town of Stadtschlaining/Austria.
The ASPR was founded in September 1982 as an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organization. The ASPR aims to contribute to the promotion of peace and peaceful conflict resolution and to the dissemination of practical ideas for peace, including its developmental and environmental aspects. In order to carry out these tasks, the ASPR conducts and evaluates research in line with its objectives, engages in training and education in peace relevant subjects, conducts scientific courses, and operates a peace library. It also publishes several periodicals (Dialog, Friedensforum, Friedensbericht) dealing with peace issues. Several major conferences are organized each year, including a summer academy and a yearly international meeting of peace researchers on "The State of Peace." For these and other efforts the ASPR was awarded UN "Peace Messenger" status in 1987 and the UNESCO "Prize for Peace Education" in 1995.
To further help advance its goals, ASPR instituted the European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in 1988. The EPU is an international, non-governmental organization with UNESCO status operating as a non-profit organization. Its members include universities, national UNESCO commissions and peace research institutes which support and promote the EPU in its efforts to provide a broad framework for international teaching and research activity. The EPU offers one term certificate courses, as well as a Master’s program in Peace and Conflict Studies.
The basic idea of the program is that regardless to which field operation civilian personnel will be seconded to, all civilians who are interested in participating in peace-keeping and peace-building activities should receive general preparation and function specific preparation. Such trained personnel will then form a pool of civilian experts to be seconded to specific field operations according to their special knowledge and skills.
The design of the training program is oriented to four fundamental areas: the character of the conflicts the participants are to be trained for; the main functions the participants may fulfill during an operation; the organizations participants may be working for; and the personal needs, consciousness, and experiences of the participants.
The program aims at a transnational, transprofessional and transorganizational perspective. Faculty is drawn from an international group of resource persons familiar with UN, OSCE, EU and NGO activities in the realm of peace-keeping and peace-building. Apart from Austria, participants come from many other countries with special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, and particular conflict regions. The language of instruction is English.
Prospective participants should use the application form and send it with the required accompanying materials as soon as possible. Applicants will be informed of the decision of the admissions board after the application deadline of the respective course they have applied for.
IPT APPLICATION FORM is upon request at the Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia"
AUSTRIAN STUDY CENTER FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (ASPR)
A-7461 Stadtschlaining / Burg, Austria
CIFEDHOP- International Training Centre on Human Rights and Peace Teaching Geneva, 9 - 15 July 2000
5, rue du Simplon, CH-1207 Genève (Suisse)
Tél.: (41 22) 735 24 22 or 736 44 52 Fax : (41 22) 735 06 53
The International Training Centre on Human Rights and Peace Teaching - CIFEDHOP was created in 1984 by the World Association for the School as an Instrument of Peace (EIP), an international non-governmental organization with consultative status to the United Nations, UNESCO, ILO and the Council of Europe. CIFEDHOP is an international foundation headquartered in Geneva, under the presidency of Guy-Olivier SEGOND, Minister, Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The overall objective of CIFEDHOP is to train teachers from primary, secondary and vocational schools and teacher training colleges in human rights education.
17th Session Overview
The session will take place from Sunday, 9 July, to Saturday, 15 July 2000 in Geneva for some 100 participants from Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, North and South America and Asia.
This training session is designed primarily for:
The aims of the session are to enable participants to acquire :
Financial grants covering the costs of travel, registration and documentation fees, housing and meals are available for participants from Africa, South America, Asia, Eastern and Central Europe.
Requests for financial aid should be addressed to the Director of CIFEDHOP, accompanied by a completed application form, and must be received no later than March 31, 2000.
For the distribution of grants, the Financial Aid Committee will take into account candidates' motivation, experience, training and willingness to increase human rights teaching in their country.
No financial aid can be attributed upon arrival in Geneva. For participants from North America and Western Europe, it is advised to contact your Ministry of Education and/or organizations or foundations in your country to request financial help. Please contact CIFEDHOP or the Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" for advice or support.
The Norwegian Peace Centre and Centre for Conflict Management
invite you to two capacity building seminars with John Paul Lederach of the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University
I. Introduction to Peacebuilding, April 10-12, 2000
II. Peacebuilding: Application, Design and Training, April 13-15, 2000
The first seminar will introduce participants to the strategic peacebuilding framework developed by John Paul Lederach. The seminar will develop comprehensive lenses for understanding the challenges to and resources for conflict transformation. It will look at developing capacities to think critically and strategically about the challenges of working with deep rooted conflict and to locate and build on resources for peacebuilding inherent in those settings.
The second seminar will be a continuation of the first one. It will bring participants who attend the first seminar, or attended the one in Oct. 1999 to a more advanced level working on development of a design for applying the framework. The seminar will also offer participants the opportunity to reflect with Lederach on issues connected to training and conflict transformation. Participants will be expected to have attended the first seminar or the one in Oct. 1999.
An application for funding has been made to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Apply to the Norwegian Peace Centre.
For more information please feel free to contact the Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia" or to the Norwegian Peace Centre
c/o Erik Cleven, Director
Kornhaug in Gausdal
2656 Follebu, Norway
Phone: +47 61 22 09 64
Fax: +47 61 22 30 08
Forthcoming Conferences & Seminars on Human Rights/Torture
VIII International Symposium on Torture which took place from 22 to 25 September 1999, in New Delhi, India
25 March 2000 London, UK
5th Annual Human Rights Study Day: Torture 2000, sponsored by Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, University of London
11-14 May 2000 Marrakech, Morocco
1st Regional Congress of the World Council for Psychotherapy
(WCP): "Families and Psychotherapy: Transcultural Aspects
(Examples of the Arab and Mediterranean Families)". Further information: World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP), homepage:
25-28 May 2000 Santiago de Chile, Chile
1st Congress of Psychotherapy of the Latin American Association for
Psychotherapy. Further information: World Council for
Psychotherapy (WCP), homepage: http://www.worldpsych.org
3-7 July 2000 Rome, Italy
International Congress of Catholic Doctors: Medicine and Human Rights. Further information: Organizing Committee at the Italian CatholicMedical Association (AMCI), phone: +39-066873109 or 066873205, fax +39-066869182
16 July - 5 August 2000 Oxford, UK
Refugee Studies Programme International Summer School in Forced Migration
4-9 September 2000 Yaoundé, Cameroun
3rd African Conference on Psychotherapy. Further information:
World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP), homepage:
27-29 October 2000 New Orleans, USA
1st Conference of the North American Chapter of the WCP.
Further information: World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP),
For further information, contact to the Independent Society "Human Rights
"HUMAN RIGHTS IN GEORGIA"
# 1, 2000
This is monthly bulletin "Human Rights in Georgia"
The present bulletin is part of our project: "Georgia: Support for Human Rights and Documentation Center", financed by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (United Kingdom).
All your comments and suggestions are welcome. We will highly appreciate your cooperation and be happy to help you send your announcements and information to our mailing-list members.
The hard copy of bulletin (in English and Georgian) is available at our office
Editorial Board: Ucha Nanuashvili, George Jugheli, Paata Beltadze, George Garsevanishvili, George Djaniashvili, Vladimir Imnaishvili, George Chanadiri
Contact information: The Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia"
Human Rights Information and Documentation Center
Office address: 3-rd floor, 5, Mardjanishvili street, Tbilisi, 380071, Georgia.
Tel: (995 32) 95-48-35; (995 99) 50 80 36; Fax: (995 32)95 48 35.
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