HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE (HRIDC)
(formerly HUMAN RIGHTS INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION CENTER)
http://www.humanrights.ge/  
 
Source description last updated: 31 July 2014
 
In brief: The Human Rights Centre (HRIDC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation in Tbilisi, Georgia, which aims to protect and promote human rights, rule of law and peace in Georgia.
 
Coverage on ecoi.net:

Selected reports.
Covered monthly on ecoi.net, for Georgia.

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
The NGO Human Rights Centre (HRIDC) was founded on 10 December 1996 in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is „dedicated to protection and promotion of human rights, rule of law and peace in Georgia. It is free of any political and religious affiliation.“ (HRIDC: About HRIDC: Mission, undated)
„HRIDC aims to increase respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and facilitate peacebuilding process in Georgia. To achieve this goal it is essential to ensure that authorities respect the rule of law and principles of transparency and separation of powers, to eliminate discrimination at all levels, increase awareness and respect for human rights among the people in Georgia.“ (HRIDC: About HRIDC: Mission, undated)
The Human Rights Centre (HRIDC) has five priority areas of action: strengthening the rule of law, supporting freedom of expression and media, promoting equality and social inclusion, reinforcing democratic processes and supporting transitional justice. (HRIDC:  About HRIDC, undated)
 
Funding:
 
HRIDC is member of a number of international networks: 
 
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), World Organization Against Torture (SOS-Torture OMCT Network), Human Rights House Network, NGO Coalition for International Criminal Court(CICC), Human Rights Without Frontiers, Int., European Network for Civil Peace Services (EN.CPS), International Peace Bureau (IPB), UNITED for Intercultural Action – European Network against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and Support of Migrants and Refugees, Child Rights Information Network (CRIN);
 
HRIDC has been supported by the following organisatons:
 
The European Commission; The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The Norwegian Helsinki Committee; National Endowment for Democracy(NED), The USA; Black Sea Trust of the German Marshal Fund of the United States/USAID; Cordaid (The Netherlands); Council of Europe; Norwegian Human Rights Fund; Embassy of Canada; Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation(SDC); OSCE Mission to Georgia; Eurasia Partnership Foundation; Open Society Georgia Foundation; UNICEF; 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; Stichting Vluchteling (The Netherlands); The Swiss Embassy in Georgia; Embassy  of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia; Embassy of Lithuania; Nordic Council of Ministers/Human Rights House Foundation; CICC; Abilis Foundation; Nonviolent Peaceforce; Penal Reform International; Minority Rights Group International; The Swedish Institute; Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief;
(HRIDC:  About HRIDC, undated)
 
Scope of reporting:
HRIDC publishes monitoring reports on human rights issues, including children's rights, women's rights, justice, refugees/IDPs, minorities, media, army, health, corruption, elections, education, penitentiary, religion.
 
Methodology:
Monitoring; references to other sources and reports; media sources.
 
Language(s) of publications:
English, Georgian.
 
All documents available on ecoi.net from this source: http://www.ecoi.net/en/source/250
 
All links accessed 30 July 2014.
 
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