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82nd pre-sessional, 2018

This submission relates to the review of Georgia under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It focuses on the issue of the protection of students, teachers, and schools in…
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Mr. Ivane Merabishvili Minister of Interior Ministry of Interior of Georgia 10, Gulua Street Tbilisi, Georgia   Mr. Zurab Adeishvili Minister of Justice Ministry of Justice of Georgia 30, Rustaveli Avenue Tbilisi, Georgia   Dear…
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  October 10, 2008     Dear Foreign Minister,     We are writing in advance of the October 15 discussion in Geneva on the conflict over South Ossetia to urge the EU to prioritize the protection of civilians during the discussions and through the work of…
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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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Human Rights Watch values its cooperative dialogue with the government of Georgia on human rights issues. We are writing in the spirit of this cooperation to express concern about the proposed amendment to the Law on Imprisonment regarding punishment of…
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We are writing to urge you to ensure that Georgia fully respects its international obligations in relation to the guarantee of a fair and public trial in the case of defendants Maia Topuria and 12 others. We are concerned that the right of the defendants…
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Dear SAARC Government Leaders: As the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meet in New Delhi on April 3 and 4, 2007, the discussions will inevitably focus upon economics and regional security. At SAARC meetings, human…
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We are writing to urge you to use your forthcoming meeting with President Mikhail Saakashvili to reaffirm the importance of human rights in Georgia. Despite some progress in recent years to rectify long-standing human rights violations, the Georgian…
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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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Letter to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Dear Commission Members, We are writing in advance of your discussions on this year’s designations for Countries of Particular Concern for religious freedom. We urge you to designate Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as countries of particular concern under the…