Tolerance and Diversity Institute


TDI’s Mariam Gavtadze appointed to the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on FoRB

TDI’s co-founder and director of strategic litigation programs Mariam Gavtadze is appointed as a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief for three-year term.

The composition of the Panel reflects the diversity of the OSCE region, with members serving in their personal capacities as experts, and not representing any state, organization, religion or belief.

First established in 1997, the Panel of Experts plays an important role in assisting the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in its efforts to support OSCE participating States in implementing their commitments on the right to freedom of religion or belief, including on legislation, policies and state practices in this area.