Foreign Media about Georgia
No Verdicts of Acquittal Contradicts UN Protected Rights of Children
July 29, 2008
“Everyone knows that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is concerned about state level policies and legal amendments in the field of juvenile justice among many countries. However, in spite of the body of knowledge of such rights and supporting legislation at the international level, there are numerous signs indicating that governments violate regularly violate children’s rights. Generally, simple decisions can be rather dangerous, even leading to the new cycle of violence, even if the intention was to make a positive contribution,” says Dainius Puras (the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child) in his recent report.
Special Site Created for Rights of the Child on Ministry of Justice Website
July 25, 2008
Who Violates UN Mandated Rights of the Child in Kutaisi?
July 22, 2008
Several days ago TV Company Rustavi2 released an item in news program where under-age children were being publicly implicated in commercial prostitution. Georgian society became anxious about the revealed fact; mostly they became very angry with the people who brought such fact to public light. The administration of the City Service Department for Child Rights exposed the “shameful episodes” of 13-15-year-old girls. Later, however, they explained their behavior as follows.
Georgian School of the XXI Century Threats Health of Future Generation
July 8, 2008
“Should not we be grateful to them for having constructed a new school? You could not dream of such a school in your lifetime. It would be excellent…. Now what are you talking about? I wish school construction would soon end as I intend to go to the seaside with the money they will pay to me for having worked on its construction. Shut up, stop complaining; we should be satisfied with the money they pay to us; if we start complaining they will hire other workers,” you can hear such conversations between the workers who are constructing public schools in the villages of Karaleti and Kvakhvreli in Gori district.
Children Drawing Their Dreams
July 3, 2008
“Peace Now and Adults Stop Playing War Last week the Human Rights Center and Georgian Centre for Psychological & Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) organized an action in Support of Victims of Torture in Kutaisi. An art contest was held within the framework of the event. IDP children had to paint what they wanted in the city central park. ”
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