The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights(OHCHR) helps protect and promote all human rights around the world. Headquartered in Geneva, the Office is also present in over 40 countries.
OHCHR works to ensure the enforcement of universally recognized human rights norms, including through promoting both the universal ratification and implementation of human rights treaties and respect for the rule of law. It also aims to remove obstacles to the full realization of all human rights and to prevent or stop human rights abuses
OHCHR’s fundamental goals - to protect human rights and empower all people to realize their rights - are driven by the need to address critical human rights challenges in the world today, namely: poverty, discrimination, conflict, impunity, democratic deficits, and institutional weaknesses.
The OHCHR presence in Georgia is established within the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Georgia to assist the Government and the civil society in strengthening national capacities to promote and protect human rights. Furthermore, the OHCHR presence is aimed at further incorporating human rights based approaches in UNCT development programming in Georgia.
• Raising awareness and knowledge of the Government, civil society and the public in general on international human rights standards; improving the implementation of these standards in national legislation, policies and practices, in particular in the area of administration of justice;
• Increasing policy level attention to human rights of disempowered, vulnerable and conflict-affected groups;
• Improving the implementation of observations made by monitoring bodies created under international human rights instruments to which Georgia is a party, as well as of recommendations of thematic representatives and rapporteurs upon their visits to Georgia.
Head of Agency:
Mr. Vladimir Shkolnikov, Senior Human Rights Adviser for South Caucasus
Mr. Bessarion Bokhashvili, National Program Officer for Georgia
Ms. Tamar Bekauri, Administrative Assistant
Address: 9 Eristavi str., Tbilisi 0179, Georgia
Tel: + 995 32 225 1126
Fax: + 995 32 225 0271/72