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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
08
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Co-Organizes International Conference on the Role of Women in the Judiciary

A full-day international conference on ‘The Role of Women in the Judiciary’ was held in Tbilisi on November 5. It involved representatives of the High Council of Justice, the Supreme Court of Georgia, judges from courts of all three instances, international organizations working with the judicial system, as well as international experts.

The discussions focused on important topics, including women’s participation in the judiciary, gender stereotyping, and the impact of gender diversity on judicial decision making. Among the presenters were experts from Georgia, Europe and the United States, including judges Renate Winter, Aneta Arnaudovska, Katica Ardukovic, and Magistrate Avril Calder.

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2018
07
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Continues Support to Georgian Bar Association CLE Program

USAID/PROLoG continues its efforts to enhance the GBA’s training capacity in the area of human rights. As part of this effort, in Spring 2018 PROLoG developed four course modules for GBA:

1) case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Georgia (civil and administrative),

2) case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning Georgia (criminal)

3) role of a fair trial in the protection of property rights, 

4) persuasive legal writing.

All courses were designed in an interactive way. PROLoG then conducted Training of Trainer workshops for GBA trainers on these topics, as a result of which GBA has built a pool of thirty qualified trainers. These GBA trainers delivered 22 CLE trainings on the new courses to their colleagues this Fall, training about 440 lawyers. In November, eight more training will be delivered by GBA trainers on these topics.

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2018
05
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Organizes Third Study Tour to the U.S. for Civil and Administrative Judges

From October 20-27, eight civil and administrative first instance judges traveled to Washington, D.C. for a study tour of the U.S. judicial system. The majority of judges were from the regions of Georgia, and both regular judges and court chairs were included in the delegation.

The study tour included meetings at the Federal Judicial Center and the Administrative Office of the U.S. federal courts, where participants were introduced to U.S. practices regarding judicial ethics, judicial appointments, and judicial leadership, as well as electronic filing. The participants also had a private tour of the U.S. Supreme Court, gaining access to areas of the Court that are not open to the general public.

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2018
31
Oct
Participants of the Study Visit to Washington DC and San Francisco Share their Experience with Colleagues

In July 2018, eight civil and administrative appellate judges and one appellate judicial assistant, the winner of the USAID/PROLoG-supported first “Judicial Academy,” traveled to Washington, D.C. and San Francisco for a study tour of the U.S. judicial system.  On October 17, three participants of the visit, the judges of the Kutaisi Court of Appeals who participated in the July judicial exchange, organized an extended discussion to discuss the experience and knowledge acquired during the visit. The presentation was attended by other judges of the court, judicial assistants, clerks and other court personnel, lawyers, prosecutors, and representatives of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association Kutaisi office.

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