Training for Civic Activists

On February 15-17, the Democracy Research Institute (DRI) organized training on human rights for civic activists from conflict-affected regions.

The training was held with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy and aimed at enhancing the capacity of civic activists in human rights protection.

During the first day, the civic activists together with the invited expert discussed what is human rights; What does human rights law mean and how does it differ from other fields of law; Human rights beyond conventions and constitutional frameworks; How they affect our daily lives; Prejudicies and myths about human rights.

The next day the participants discussed state's obligations in terms of protecting human rights and the role of human rights defenders; The fundamental principle of equality and the inadmissibility of discrimination; Human rights complaints at local international level; The principle of universality; International order and tools of human rights protection.

The training was led by Tinatin Khidasheli, the head of the non-governmental organisation Civic Idea and former Minister of Defense of Georgia.