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No Hate Parliamentary Alliance

2015-01-30

In follow-up to the Assembly Resolution 1967 (2014) on A strategy to prevent racism and intolerance in Europe, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination has proposed setting up the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, an alliance of parliamentarians who commit to taking open, firm and pro-active stands against racism, hatred and intolerance on whatever grounds and however they manifest themselves. Initially, the Alliance is open only to members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Their commitment is formalised by signing the Charter of commitments for membership in the Alliance.

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Human Rights Watch. Country Summary

2015-01-30

Georgia’s ruling coalition swept to an overwhelming victory in municipal elections in 2014 amid some concerns of pre-election pressure on opposition candidates and violence. Investigations into past abuses continued to raise some questions regarding selective justice and politically motivated prosecutions. Lack of accountability for abuses committed by law enforcement remained a problem.

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The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

2015-01-27

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is marked every year on 27 January, the date on which Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in 1945. This year's observance, on the theme 'Liberty, Life and the Legacy of the Holocaust Survivors', coincides with two milestone events: the 70th anniversary of the Second World War's end and the founding of the UN. “Humankind united to overcome the Nazi menace. Today, we are being tested again. Minorities everywhere often face bigotry. Sectarian tensions and other forms of intolerance are on the rise,” Mr. Ban emphasized as he pledged the commitment of the UN to protecting the vulnerable, promoting fundamental human rights and upholding the freedom, dignity and worth of every person.

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Front Line Defenders annu report 2015-Human Rights Defenders Lives in the Balance

2015-01-15

On Wednesday 14 January, Front Line Defenders launched its 2015 Annual Report, “Human Rights Defenders, Lives in the Balance” which examines in detail the deteriorating situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) around the world, in the period January – December 2014.

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Events

Overcome all borders: UNITED against Intolerance

2015-01-22

UNITED invites your organisation to nominate for the UNITED Conference near Malaga “Overcome all borders; UNITED against Intolerance”. This conference takes place from 4 to 9 May 2015 and will focus on the intolerance migrants face in Europe with an emphasis on the scapegoating reaction to migration at Southern European borders.

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The 2nd OSCE/ODIHR Youth Leadership Forum 2014 (Call for Applications)

2014-09-16

WHEN 13 November 2014 (All day) - 14 November 2014 (All day)
WHERE Warsaw, Poland
ORGANIZED BY OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

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The East-West Management Institute (EWMI)

2015-01-29

The East-West Management Institute (EWMI) Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (Access) project invites Georgian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly those from the regions, to apply for Citizen Outreach Grants (COGs). Deadline for submitting project proposals: 16:30, February 27, 2015. Detailed information about the grant program, as well as grant application form is provided in the attached documents.

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Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness Program (PITA) Agency for International Development

2014-12-12

USAID/Caucasus intends to award a five-year cooperative agreement for the Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness (PITA) Program to: (1) enhance interaction between minorities and the Government of Georgia (GOG), (2) increase levels of civic engagement and integration among and between youth of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, and (3) increase public awareness and education on diversity.

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ACICC Executive Director Agit Mirzoev Met with Defence Minister Mindia Janelidze.

2015-01-09

Analytical Center for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations Executive Director Agit Mirzoev Met with Defence Minister Mindia Janelidze.

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HUMRA – Research

ACICC  2014-05-05

HUMRA – Human Rights Animation. Research Report. From April 15 to May 15, 2014 Analytical Center for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations (ACICC) conducted research in the framework of the project HUMRA – Human Rights Animation. Target group of the research were teachers and youngsters. Research activities were undertaken separately for each target groups as result of which were interviewed 30 teachers and 100 youngsters. 

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UNITED for Intercultural action conference – “What Divides Europe? Bridging traditional Values and Fundamental Rights”

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Documents

 Report of the Public Defender of Georgia on Human Rights Situation in Georgia for 2012

On March 30, 2013 Ucha Nanuashvili, the Public Defender of Georgia presented the Report on Human Rights Situation in Georgia for 2012 to the Parliament of Georgia. 
The report addresses wide spectrum of human rights and fundamental freedoms and discusses main tendencies in protecting civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural rights in Georgia. 
The year of 2012 was very important in the history of Georgia. Elections of 2012 marked the first peaceful transition of power since independence.   
Significant improvement in human rights situation in various spheres has been detected since elections in Georgia. However, number of serious problems still remains.   

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