One of the most important activities of the interest protection programme is the continuous monitoring of the fulfilment of refugees' rights, i.e. the monitoring of international protection. We consistently and systematically gather feedback from refugees with Community Team about both bottlenecks and systemic violations.
Community councils are informal representative bodies for refugees and IDPs in Georgia. Community councils assess needs of communities, provide a forum for finding a solution and a platform for voicing the needs and recommendations for fair and inclusive policies and services on local as well as national level.
Multifaceted and consistent collection of information is important so that we can stand up for the welfare and rights of refugees, whether by making relevant follow-up inquiries or appeals to relevant institutions, participating in meetings or networks (including international ones), drafting opinions on draft laws, participating in policy-making, etc.