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EU, UN and Public Defender of Georgia Launch Human Rights Week 2018

The European Union, the United Nations and the Public Defender of Georgia launched a joint communication campaign dedicated to Human Rights Day 2018. Communication activities marking 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will include a number of events as well as a social media and TV campaign. …

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US Quits UN Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley

The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a “cesspool of political bias”. The “hypocritical and self-serving” body “makes a mockery of human rights”, said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley. Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has been criticised for allowing countries …

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EU and UNDP Research Reveals Georgians Concerns

The number of Georgians, who think that their rights are protected, has doubled in the last ten years. Nevertheless, every second Georgian feels insecure about their personal data. Almost a third of the respondents (27% in average and 36% in Tbilisi) see labour rights as the most frequently abused human …

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Human Rights and Access to Justice in Georgia

The nationwide research examines public perceptions and awareness about human rights and access to justice in Georgia. Fundings of the study are based on the results of 5,000 face-to-face interviews in four regions of Georgia, 14 focus group discussions and 29 in-depth interviews with representatives of four target groups: public …

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EU and Georgia Conduct Successful Dialogue on Human Rights

The annual Human Rights Dialogue between the EU and Georgia took place in Tbilisi on 16 May. The dialogue allowed for an open, constructive exchange on the human rights situation in Georgia, on the country’s commitment and progress in this area and on the EU’s commitments and policy framework for …

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Georgia Supports Opening of Special Session for Syrian Human Rights

With Georgia elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, it used the honor to support the opening of the twenty-fifth Special Session. The opening addressed the degenerating issue of the human rights in Syria as a result of the ongoing civil war.  Tragically starting in March 2011, the savage …

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Human Rights Day 2015

Human Rights Day is marked annually on 10 December to commemorate the day in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A milestone document in the history of human rights, it sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. What …

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EU Offers €3.6m to Implement 8 Country-Specific Projects

The Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) are presenting eight new projects for Georgia on strengthening human rights standards, social reintegration of prisoners, freedom of media and supporting elections. The eight projects, which have a total budget of €3.6 million (9.4 million GEL), must be implemented in Georgia …

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Georgia Elected UN Human Rights Council Member for First Time

UN Georgia

New York- during the plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly, Georgia was elected as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the term 2016-2018 with 177 votes. Overall 18 seats, distributed regionally, were available in the Council for elections in 2015.  Georgia was elected unopposed, taking …

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