[The gender recognition law] is definitely a system that is wrecking [transgender] people’s dignity as a human being.
—Saburo N., a transgender man, Kanagawa Prefecture, September 2018
Despite increasingly vocal domestic and…
I was hit so many times, I can’t count ... we were all called to the coach and I was hit in the face in front of everyone. I was bleeding, but he did not stop hitting me. I did say that my nose was bleeding, but he did not stop.
Mikheil, a miner for 35 years, died along with three other miners on July 16, 2018, in an underground explosion in the Tkibuli coal mine, in Imereti, Georgia. He was 54 years old and left behind his wife and his son, also a miner. Mikheil’s…
The procedure in Japan for changing an individual’s legal gender is regressive and harmful. It rests on an outdated and pejorative notion that a transgender identity is a mental health condition, and requires…
In February 2016, a 23-year-old musician and DJ, Kote Japaridze and two of his friends acquired two grams of MDMA, a recreational synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen, producing distortions in…
Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
“In the world there are some weird people,” my high school health teacher said to introduce the lesson. Then she said sex between boys was the main cause of AIDS so we should stay away from homosexuals. That was the only…
Map of South Ossetia
The armed conflict over South Ossetia lasted one week in
August 2008 and will have consequences for lifetimes and beyond. The conflict
and its aftermath have seen lives, livelihoods, homes, and…
In October and November 2006, Russian authorities detained
thousands of Georgians and expelled more than 2,300 of them to Georgia, including many Georgians residing
legally in Russia.
Russian authorities denied…
Abuses against Prisoners in Georgia
Georgian Prison System...
Crime in Georgia
Crime in the Georgian Penitentiary System...
Efforts to Combat Organized Crime…
Background: The Fujimori Government
of the Judiciary
of the Press
Five Cases and the Evidence
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