The center is closely affiliated with the Bashkortostan branch of the liberal Yabloko party. It works to increase public awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society and to encourage the development of rule of law and "legal culture" in the republic. To that end, the center publishes a quarterly newsletter, Know Your Rights, and is developing a civics curriculum for local schools. The group also holds seminars to help NGOs officially register.
Last updated: February 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).