The Independent Society of Human Rights in Georgia was established on December 10, 1996 as a not-for profit NGO in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia on December 26, 1996. Certificate No 2752.
The main founders of the organization are students of International Law and International Relations Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The organization's major focus so far has been on transactions directed at providing information and education to the public on human rights and related issues. These goals have been implemented by means of making free and impartial information on human rights available in disposition of all interested persons. The organization's goals are:
- Espouse and popularize human rights and fundamental freedoms set forth in the major international documents on human rights;
- Promote the development of democratic institutions, the Rule of Law and public education in the field of human rights in the country;
- Carry out appropriate surveys and documentary activities;
- Publish human rights educational materials and make them available for general public.
Last updated: December 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).