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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
2019
12
Nov
USAID/PROLoG supports conference on freedom of expression and hate speech, organized by Transparency International Georgia

On November 1, Transparency International Georgia held a conference, “Hate Speech – Challenges and International Experience,” supported by USAID/PROLoG and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Elizabeth Rood, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy and Nino Goguadze, First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament Foreign Relations Committee, opened the conference, which was dedicated to the problem of hate speech and risks associated with its regulation by the state. USAID/PROLoG brought Jason C. DeSanto, Senior Lecturer from Northwestern University, to talk about the US standards for the protection of freedom of expression and contemporary challenges caused by hate speech, fake news, and defamation of public officials. 

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2019
12
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Supports Workshop on Communication Skills for Constitutional Court Staff

On October 30, USAID/PROLoG organized a one-day workshop for staff of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on effective communication skills. Professor Jason DeSanto from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA) conducted the workshop. Prof. DeSanto has more than 15 years of experience as a political speechwriter and a debate strategist, having assisted U.S Senators, members of Congress, and several American presidential campaigns. Effectively communicating court judgments to a wider public is essential to strengthening the rule of law. During the workshop, Prof. DeSanto talked about public persuasion and advocacy, as well as public speaking. The workshop was attended by employees of the press office, protocol and public relations, international relations, legal and analytical departments.

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2019
11
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Organizes a Study Tour for Georgian Mentor Judges to Boston, Massachusetts

From October 26 to November 2, USAID/PROLoG organized a study tour for Georgian mentor judges and the Director of the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSOJ) to Boston, Massachusetts. The goal of the tour was to study the Massachusetts judicial mentoring system and improve mentoring of judicial listeners in Georgia.

During the visit, participants were first introduced to the judicial system of Massachusetts at one of the leading U.S. law firms, Kirkland & Ellis. The delegation then visited the Judicial Institute, a Massachusetts training center for trial court judges, and discussed the in-service training opportunities with the Director, Ellen O’Connor, Kate Dulit and other representatives of the Institute.

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2019
17
Oct
GYLA presents the Court Monitoring Findings

On October 9, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) presented the 13th Criminal Trial Monitoring Report for the period of March 2018-March 2019. The trial monitoring project, supported by EWMI-PROLoG covers courts in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Gori, and Telavi. It aims to detect trends in court proceedings from the perspective of protection of due process rights.

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