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Letter to Georgian Parliament

I am writing to express Human Rights Watch’s profound concern at the Georgian government’s intention to develop guidelines for the use of “diplomatic assurances” against torture as part of its anti-torture action plan. Human Rights Watch’s research…
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Letter to President Saakashvili

I am writing to share with you the results of Human Rights Watch's recent meetings with government officials in Tbilisi to discuss torture prevention measures. Human Rights Watch is encouraged by your government's recent steps to stem the use of torture…
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Vasili Basishvili, a tenth-grade student at School No. 173 in Tbilisi, appears to have been harassed by the school's staff due to his religious affiliation. The broader context for the Basishvili case is rising intolerance for charismatic Christian…
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A Letter to Georgian President

Throughout 2000, a number of violent attacks against adherents to nontraditional confessions went unpunished, and such impunity sent a message to the perpetrators that further violence would be tolerated. Throughout 2000, a number of violent attacks…