The Human Rights Centre (HRIDC)
The Human Rights Centre, formerly the Human Rights Information and Documentation Centre (HRIDC) is a Georgia-based NGO dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights. Organization was founded on December 10th 1996. Purpose of the HRIDC is to protect and promote human rights and basic freedoms in Georgia.
The HRIDC has following priorities:
Strengthening the Rule of Law;
Civil Society Development;
Strengthening the Freedom of Expression;
Eradication of Discrimination;
Following activities are being implemented by the HRIDC:
Advocacy – A Legal Aid Centre is functioning at the HRIDC central office (Tbilisi) as well as at regional offices (Kakheti, Shida Kartli, Adjara) where individuals can receive free legal assistance.
Information – www.humanrights.ge is an online magazine and web portal on human rights in Georgia, updated daily by the organization. In addition to that, www.HRIDC.tv is the video blog of teh HRIDC.
Education/Public Awareness Raising – The Centre organizes trainings and seminars for different target groups on human rights related topics. The Centre also publishes materials, brochures, booklets, handbooks and other materials on human rights.
Monitoring – The organization monitors the human rights situation in Georgia and studies concrete abuses and violations.
Reporting – HRIDC reports its findings about the human rights situation in Georgia to the EU, Council of Europe, OSCE, UN and other organizations regularly.
Lobbying – the Centre is involved in the lobbying of legislative and policy-making bodies for the purpose of prompting human rights in Georgia.
Peace building – The Centre carries out Peace campaign “Sorry” and is the member of the Black Sea Peacebuilding Platform.