2009-09-22Georgia – Peace Zone
Today, near the Rustaveli Undergraound Station and Tbilisi State University the Human Rights Center organized an event to celebrate the Internaitonal Day of Peace.
The UN International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the General Assembly to coincide every year with its opening session in September. In 2001 September 21 was fixed to become a day of global ceasefire and non-violence through 24 hours.
2009-07-23Custom’s House – Space Where Orders from High Ranking Officials Are More Important than Law
There are not many people at the Sarpi Custom’s House now. You cannot see the order of the Minister of Finances now; short time ago it was on the board though it was not put in force yet. Every citizen who crosses the border gets annoyed. They say “The law states different but here they demand excise for everything…”
2009-07-02Before Meeting with Batumi Mayor and Afterwards
Robert Chkhaidze, Batumi Mayor, meets inhabitants in the afternoon of every Tuesday. On June 30, the appointed meeting started half an hour later because the Mayor was late.
2009-06-17Did You Come Because We Were Ordered To Clean Classrooms?
Boiled cabbage and one candy for dinner
“Whose sister are you? Who are you visiting here? These questions are asked to everybody who enters the Salibauri boarding school. The first question to the Human Rights Center was the same.
When they learned that the visitor was a journalist they concluded: “Have you come here because we were ordered to clean our classrooms? Parent of our schoolmate Irakli Zakaradze sued the school and now they do not make us clean the rooms.” The school has always had four cleaners.
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