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News from the Human Rights House in Tbilisi - 2011

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Diversion and Mediation Program – Alternative of the Criminal Liability

Juvenile diversion and mediation program was launched in November, 2010 in the framework of justice reform. The Program aims to completely discharge juvenile offenders from criminal liability to launch a criminal case against them or to drop the already launched proceeding. Nowadays diversion and mediation program is being implemented in six cities of Georgia and 74 juveniles have been diverted so far. 28 Dec 2011 »

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Social Media and “New Media” development in Georgia

The importance of New Media has been discussed in Georgia during last few years. The advantage of new media is mainly in its democratic essence – users are the part of it as they participate in creating media product by themselves. According to experts, new media is still under development in Georgia and has less readers than traditional one, however, time by time it is becoming an alternative source of information. 26 Dec 2011 »

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Situation of human rights defenders in Georgia

Human Rights defenders in Georgia complain that during the last three years they have faced different forms of pressure and intimidation which have included threats or fabricated charges e.g., espionage, physical and verbal assault, and irregular inspections by state organs. They also complain about stigmatization and smear campaigns in media and by high ranking officials. 11 Nov 2011 »

HRHF opens working session 3 at OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

The Human Rights House Foundation, together with partner organisations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and the Russian Federation, took part at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation meeting in Warsaw on 25-29 September 2011. It made several interventions, addressing human rights issues in the countries, co-organised side events on Belarus and protection of human rights defenders and organised a protest campaign against the arrest of Ales Bialiatski. Maria Dahle, the Executive Director of HRHF, opened the 3rd working session on freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association, national HR institutions and HR education. 28 Sep 2011 »

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HRHF draws attention to HR concerns in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kenya

The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) voiced its concerns about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kenya at the UN Human Rights Council session. 27 Sep 2011 »

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