On June 3 Human Rights House Tbilisi was officially opened. HRHT unifies six local organizations: Article 42 of the Constitution, Human Rights Center, Media Institute, Center for Human Rights and Conflict Studies – Caucasia, Union Sapari and the Georgian Centre for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT).
HRHT Board Chair Aleko Tskitishvili said Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations will work on the protection of human rights and will serve beneficiaries for free.
Former board chair of the HRHT, Public Defender of Georgia Ucha Nanuashvili also participated in the opening ceremony.
“Believe me, I have never dreamt of being Public Defender, but I really dreamt to open Human Rights House in Tbilisi. There are many serious problems in the field of human rights in Georgia and I hope the activities of the Human Rights House will be a step forward in this direction,” Ucha Nanuashvili said.
Executive Director of Human Rights House Foundation Maria Dahle, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway Erling Skjønsberg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Georgia Pieter Jan Langenberg and representatives of nongovernmental sector attended the official opening ceremony.
At the end of the day, member organizations signed cooperation memorandum.