HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE (HRIDC) (FORMERLY HUMAN RIGHTS INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION CENTER)
The Human Rights Centre (HRIDC) (formerly Human Rights Information and Documentation Center) was founded on 10 December 1996, as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation in Tbilisi, Georgia.
- Supporting harmonisation of the national legislation with the international laws;
- Human rights monitoring;
- Civil society development;
- Strengthening of freedom of expression;
- Eradication of discrimination against minorities, women;
- Prevention of human trafficking;
A 2004 report states that HRIDC’s goal is “to bring the facts of human rights violations before the public and to inform the government as well as society about indicators for most recent tendencies in the field of human rights violations.” (HRIDC: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. Human Rights in Georgia after the “Rose Revolution”, 2004, http://www.humanrights.ge/files/REPORT.pdf, accessed on 9 January 2008)
“HRIDC is member of the following international networks: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH); World Organization Against Torture (SOS-Torture OMCT Network); Human Rights Without Frontiers, Int.; Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International (HURIDOCS); International Peace Bureau (IPB); NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court; Child Rights Information Network (CRIN); European Network for Civil Peace Services (EN.CPS); UNITED for Intercultural Action – European Network against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and Support of Migrants and Refugees.” The HRIDC also mentions the following organisations and funds that have supported HRIDC: Cordaid (The Netherlands); Council of Europe; Norwegian Human Rights Fund; National Endowment for Democracy (USA); The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / The Norwegian Helsinki Committee; UNICEF; European Commission; Embassy of Canada; Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); OSCE; International Economic Relations and Development Co-operation (YDAS-Hellenic Aid) – General Secretariat of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Greece); Friedrich Ebert Foundation; Open Society Institute (OSI, Budapest); The World Bank; Penal Reform International / European Union; The Swedish Institute/Globalversken; Falkor, I.C.Y (The Netherlands)/European Union (HRIDC Website, http://www.humanrights.ge/index.php?a=static&page=6&lang=en, accessed on 9 January 2008).
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Georgia.
Thematic focus: Human rights violations.
Monitoring; references to other sources and reports; media sources.
Annual and special reports, media monitoring (news archive), and various articles.
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