Completed Projects

Supporting Activists in Exile

Project name: Supporting Activists in Exile
Donor: National Endowment for Democracy
Implementation period: 01.05.2017 – 30.04.2018
Project partner HRHT member-organizations: Article 42 of Constitution, GCRT

The project “Supporting Activists in Exile”, implemented by Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT), aims to support human rights defenders, journalists, activists, as well as opposition political party activists from Azerbaijan who were forced into exile.

Acknowledging special need of assistance faced by exiled persons, HRHT offers full service, humanitarian and legal assistance to beneficiaries of the project.

Supporting activities include offering shelter, medical and psychological aid and legal assistance. Furthermore, in order to improve their effective integration into Georgian society, HRHT offers language courses (English and Georgian), paid internships, as well as orientation training. This is a proven effective tool of supporting persecuted HRDs to be self-motivated, to find jobs and finally, to be well integrated in Georgia.

Moreover, HRHT will further support missions to observe trials against prominent rights activists and
lawyers in Azerbaijan.

LGBT Support Project

Project name: LGBT Support Project
Donor: Civil Rights Defenders
Implementation period: 15.11.2017 – 01.05.2018
Project partner HRHT member-organizations: GCRT

The project “LGBT Support Project” is implemented by “Human Rights House Tbilisi”. Project beneficiaries are representatives of LGBTQI community from Azerbaijan who face pressure and persecution in their country.

Within the framework of the project, beneficiaries are provided with shelter and financial assistance (per-diem) to cover living expenses in Georgia for a period of 3 months.
Beneficiaries are also provided and are actively receiving medical and psychological assistance
for period of up to 1 year.

Supporting Human Rights Defenders from Azerbaijan

Project name: Supporting Human Rights Defenders from Azerbaijan
Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Implementation period: 01.07.2017 – 31.07.2018
Project partner HRHT member-organizations: Article 42 of Constitution, GCRT, Human Rights Center

The program “Supporting Human Rights Defenders from Azerbaijan” includes providing emergency humanitarian and legal support for HRDs, journalists and bloggers from Azerbaijan.

The current project provides support for up HRDs, each of which may include the individual under pressure as well as immediate family members.

Within the current project, each HRD individual or HRD’s family is provided with shelter, financial aid (per-diem) to cover living expenses for up to three to three months and medical assistance for up to one year. They are provided with legal assistance within the framework of
this project. Azerbaijani HRDs fleeing the country also receive medical and/or psychological aid over a period to recover.

To help Azebaijani journalists survive as professionals the current project will assist HRD journalists for their professional development and employee them to cover Azerbaijani minority issues and publish articles in Georgian media.

To help beneficiaries integrate in Georgian society, HRHT provides capacity building training for them.

Within the framework of this project HRHT also continues to monitor minority rights in Azerbaijani populated regions in Georgia and provide them with legal consultations if needed.