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News from the Human Rights House in Tbilisi - 2015

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Police officer vs lawyer

On November 8, 2015 lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze of the State Legal Aid Service went to the Vake-Saburtalo district police unit # 5 to defend rights of juvenile detainee. He learned from the investigator that the detainee was accused of robbery. The lawyer claimed before interrogation process he told the investigator that the juvenile would use right to silence. Police officers took the detainee to a separate room where the father also attended the conversation. Afterwards, the police officers became aggressive towards the lawyer. They took Giorgi Mdinaradze to the working room of the head of the police unit and about 5 police officers, including the chief police officer, verbally and physically assaulted him. Afterwards they prepared protocol on his administrative arrest but finally released the lawyer based on receipt. 16 Dec 2015 »

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Azerbaijan – Human Rights Day without rights

Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 across the world whilst tens of journalists, human rights defenders and civil activists are imprisoned in Azerbaijan. Leyla Yunus and Khadija Ismaylova dedicated their freedom to the defense of others’ rights. Weak evidence in their cases reinforces doubts about political motivation of their charges. 13 Dec 2015 »

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HRHT brief paper for December 10 – World Human Rights Days

Human Rights Day has been celebrated across the world annually on December 10 for 67 years already. It was established to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Human Rights House Tbilisi is glad to join the celebration of the World Human Rights Day because the main purpose of the organization is also restoration of breached human rights. 10 Dec 2015 »

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Violence against women and women’s rights' year in Georgia

November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Georgia marks the day together with 154 states worldwide. The campaign first started in 1991 and it has been getting wider every year. 08 Dec 2015 »

Image: Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

HRHN welcomes the UN General Assembly's adoption of the resolution. This will protect, empower, and support human rights defenders, and address the increasingly threatening climate in which they work. 25 Nov 2015 »

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