Georgian Human Rights Expert Consults IRLA Leaders

Jonathan Gallagher (extreme L) with Khatuna Tsintsadze (extreme R) at an earlier meeting in New York

Silver Spring, Maryland… As part of a research visit to the United States, Khatuna Tsintsadze, a human rights expert from the republic of Georgia, visited the International Religious Liberty offices on May 1 to consult with IRLA leaders.

Tsintsadze is the executive director of the human rights organisation, the Union "Century 21", based in Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently she is based in New York as an international guest at the International Center of Tolerance Education (ICTE), an initiative of the Third Millennium Foundation. At the same time, she is a visiting scholar at Columbia University.

"We were delighted to host this visit for Ms. Tsintsadze and to provide the opportunity to develop dialogue with someone who is very well placed in the human rights community in Georgia," said Jonathan Gallagher, deputy secretary general of the IRLA who hosted the meeting. "We have much to discuss in this area of church-state relations, freedom of conscience, and religious liberty, and we believe this interaction will provide much mutual benefit." [IRLA News]