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Human rights trends - 2012

Image: Interview with Ucha Nanuashvili, Public Defender of Georgia
HRH Tbilisi

Interview with Ucha Nanuashvili, Public Defender of Georgia

Parliament of Georgia elected new ombudsman Ucha Nanuashvili on December 7th by 82 votes against 18. Ucha Nanuashvili has been heading a local NGO Human Rights Center for years. Recently he has been chosen as a chairman of board of the Human Rights House Tbilisi. HRHT interviewed Ucha Nanuashvili. 28 Dec 2012 »

Image: Internal displacement as a stigma in Georgia
HRH Tbilisi

Internal displacement as a stigma in Georgia

Journalist Anuna Bukia, an IDP from Sokhumi, Abkhazia, thinks it is difficult to be an IDP in Georgia not only because of social-economic factors but because of negative approach of the Georgian society towards internally displaced people. 27 Dec 2012 »

Image: Winners of 12th WATCH DOCS Festival announced
HRH Warsaw

Winners of 12th WATCH DOCS Festival announced

“Anton’s Right Here”, the film début of the famous Russian film critic Lyubov Arkus has received the first prize of the 12th International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film. Apart from the prize for the Arkus’ documentary, the jury has awarded a special commendation to Ilan Metev’s “Sofia’s Last Ambulance”. The audience award went to ”Call Me Kuchu”. 27 Dec 2012 »

Image: Expulsion of foreigner may violate their right to court
HRH Warsaw

Expulsion of foreigner may violate their right to court

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Association for Legal Intervention called on Brig. Gen. Dominik Tracz, Chief Commissioner of the Border Guards, to change a practice of his agency that infringes the right to court exercisable by foreigners applying for the refugee status in Poland. 27 Dec 2012 »

Image: Keir Starmer, director of UK's Public Prosecutions 
Copyright: solicitorsjournal.com
HRH London

UK: Social media guidelines for prosecutors welcomed

The director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, issued on 19 December the interim guidelines on how prosecutors should deal with comments made using social media. The guidelines are welcomed by free speech organizations but practical application remains to be seen. 24 Dec 2012 »

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