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Georgia: Regional Meeting of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders were held in Tbilisi
[07.07.2010]
 On 3-4 of July a regional conference dedicated to freedom of expression, assembly and association and a regional meeting of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders was held.

The regional meeting was attended by the members of the network from all three countries of the South Caucasus. The goal of the meeting held on 2nd and 5th of July was the evaluation of past activities, sharing of experience and identification of issues which needed to be resolved for improvement of effectiveness and cooperation within the network.

On 3-4 July the regional conference dedicated to freedom of expression, assembly and association was held. The event was organized by the Article 42 of the Constitution and the Human Rights Centre. Apart from members of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders, journalists from regional media outlets and experts, representatives of international organizations, diplomatic missions, international NGOs and donor organizations were present as well. In particular, represented at the meeting were EU Delegation in Georgia, OSCE/ODIHR, CRepresentatives of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Georgia, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, ARTICLE 19, US embassy and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation. Representatives of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Georgia also were invited as presenters. The conference was concluded by recommendations and suggest for support and improvement of situation in the field of expression, assembly and association.

Events were held in the framework of projects Strategic Litigation in the Caucasus funded by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders, funded by the European Union. See pictures



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