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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
2018
17
Sep
PROLoG Supports Fifth Round of EHRAC Training

On September 11-13, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded mentorship program for legal aid lawyers, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) conducted its fifth round of trainings for PROLoG’s partner NGO lawyers. The three-day training was conducted by EHRAC Director Philip Leach and legal consultant Ramute Remezaite, and was designed to increase the NGO lawyers’ capacity to litigate strategically important cases at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The training focused on the right of freedom of expression and discussed relevant ECtHR case law.

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2018
11
Sep
USAID/PROLoG Supports HSoJ to Organize the First Pilot Training for Civil and Administrative Judges in Human Rights

On September 8-9, the High School of Justice (HSoJ) in cooperation with USAID/PROLoG, organized the first pilot training on Foundations of Human Rights for Civil and Administrative Judges. The training was attended by 16 judges from Tbilisi and Kutaisi Appellate Courts, Tbilisi and Rustavi City Courts, as well as Mtskheta District Court and the Sokhumi/Gagra-Gudauta District Court. The two-day training was conducted by judge-trainers from Tbilisi Appellate Court, Tamar Alania and Giorgi Tkavadze, who worked with USAID/PROLoG-hired human rights experts Levan Meskhoradze and Konstantine Korkelia during Summer 2018 to develop course content and materials. The purpose of the course is to improve the basic understanding of Georgian judges in human rights matters.  The Course is designed as an introduction to basic concepts and standards of human rights relevant for civil and administrative adjudication, covering issues like Right to Privacy and Family Life, Freedom of Expression, Right to a Fair Trial, Property Rights and Prohibition of Discrimination. In 2016, a similar course was developed with USAID/PROLoG’s support for criminal law judges. Both courses are included in the in-service training program for sitting judges and court personnel and fully administered by the HSoJ. 

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2018
11
Sep
PHR Conducts Meeting with Representatives of NGOs and the Private and Public Sector in Kutaisi

On September 6, in the framework of the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Unlock Untapped Potential of Georgian Law to Respond to Gender-based Discrimination and Violence,” Partnership for Human Rights (PHR) conducted a seminar for representatives of local NGOs and the private and public sector in Kutaisi, Imereti Region. The seminar was attended by 20 participants from the Legal Aid Service, Akaki Tsereteli State University, the Social Service Agency and local government.

The main topic of the seminar was “gender discrimination – existing challenges and practices.” PHR lawyers Ana Tavkhelidze and Mariam Kevkhishvili talked about gender stereotypes, gender-based violence, protective measures, and existing services for the victims of gender-based violence. Ms. Tavkhelidze talked about the recent amendments to Georgian law based on the Istanbul Convention, such as prohibitions against stalking and sexual harassment. Ms. Kevkhishvili also discussed successful cases litigated by PHR about violence against women, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

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2018
29
Aug
USAID-PROLoG Supports the Civil Procedure Reform

On August 24-26, in Kobuleti, the USAID-PROLoG together with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) supported a workshop dedicated to the reform of the Georgian Civil Procedure Code (CivPC). The reform package initiated by the Association of Georgian Law Firms (ALFG) suggests changes in the various areas of the civil procedure, including the role of the parties and the court; the preparation of the hearing; the acceleration of the hearing and taking and administration of evidence. 

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