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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) - Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia Activity (PROLoG) Subaward

Period/Duration:  05.25.2015 – 03.31.2020

Amount: $1,813.362

Project description: GYLA seeks to contribute to improving human rights protection as well as transparency and accountability of the Georgian judicial system. GYLA advocates for the improvement of the legal framework in the area of justice, due process, and human rights by developing position papers, appearing before relevant government agencies and parliamentary committees, and monitoring the implementation of relevant laws and regulations. GYLA monitors criminal trials at Tbilisi City Court, Tbilisi and Kutaisi Appellate Courts, Batumi City Court and Gori and Telavi district courts. As a result of monitoring GYLA develops regular reports with an analysis of problematic issues in criminal trials, such as the use of preventive detention, introduction of jury trials, and plea bargaining. GYLA also monitors the work of the High Council of Justice, in cooperation with the Transparency International Georgia. The purpose of the monitoring is to study and subsequently provide recommendations for the improvement of the Council’s work.  GYLA also provides legal aid to marginalized populations with the aim of identifying strategic litigation cases appropriate for promoting the rights of minority groups and women before the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Legal aid is provided through Tbilisi office and eight regional offices. To improve vulnerable groups’ access to GYLA’s legal aid program, GYLA also conducts field visits throughout the country.

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