Public Interest Protection League

4 Petriashvili street
Zugdidi 384700
Tel: +995 (315) 2-65-60, 899 56 06 60 (cell)
Fax: (707) 885-7732 (US number)
Contact: Khatuna Murghulia, Chairman

Lexo Khubulava
Representative in Tbilisi, Internet Program Director
Phone: +995 (32) 97-1060
Fax: (707) 929-8297 (US number)

mailing address:
c/oThe Horizonti Foundation
33 Gogebashvili St.
Tbilisi 380079, Georgia


The Public Interest Protection League is a non-governmental organization based in Zugdidi, Georgia, that was established in January 1998. The main priorities of the PIPL are raising awareness of human rights, environmental issues and promotion of the non-profit sector. It has been running an NGO Development and Support Center. It has also published and distributed its newsletter, Right To Speech, containing information about Georgian NGOs, news, and analysis. PIPL also provides other materials donated by such organizations as USIS, WWF, and NDI to NGOs, government agencies and educational institutions in Zugdidi, Kutaisi, and Tbilisi. It hopes to conduct research, organize conferences, and provide consulting services related to the rule of law, environmental protection, and civic responsibility. PIPL would welcome materials which it could distribute for free.

In June 1998, PIPL began to make Right To Speech available via e-mail. To request copies contact

Last updated:     April 1999

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).

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