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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
10
Dec
USAID/PROLoG Supports Gender Equality Council to Introduce Legislative Package on Prohibition of Sexual Harassment

On November 30, USAID/PROLoG together with UN Women supported a high-level meeting of the Parliament’s Gender Equality Council and other stakeholders on prevention and response to sexual harassment. The meeting was held in the framework of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The aim of the meeting was to address sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. The meeting was led by the Council and attended by representatives of the Government of Georgia, civil society, and other development partners, who discussed the definition of sexual harassment, existing challenges and barriers to its’ prevention, prevention mechanisms and legislation.

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2018
30
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Supports Student Moot Court Competition in Human Rights Law

On November 24-25, the National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi, within the framework of its USAID/PROLoG grant, organized the third National Moot Court Competition in Human Rights for students. The subject of the Competition was equality before the law and the prohibition of discrimination in the context of the LGBTQI community. The students represented a theoretical applicant and respondent before the Constitutional Court of Georgia.

39 student teams registered for the competition, and after the submission of written memoranda the eight teams with the highest scores were selected to participate in the oral rounds, which took place at the Supreme Court of Georgia.  

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2018
29
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Assists High Council of Justice to Improve its Rules of Operation

Starting November 16, USAID/PROLoG expert Ales Zalar had a one-week assignment in Georgia to assess the current practices of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ) and assist the Council in improving its rules of operation. Mr. Zalar is the former Minister of Justice of Slovenia and a judge, and has extensive experience of working in Georgia with the HCOJ and other judicial institutions on varied topics, including judicial strategy development and the promotion of judges in Georgia.

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2018
26
Nov
USAID/PROLoG Launches English Language Training Program for Judges

In October, USAID/PROLoG launched an innovative English Language Training Program for Judges (ELTPJ). The ELTPJ was initiated at the request of the High Council of Justice, and seeks to increase the English language ability of Georgia’s judges so that they can perform legal research in English and review legal doctrines and opinions by international bodies. It is also hoped that as a result of the ELTPJ additional judges will be able to participate in those USAID/PROLoG judicial exchange opportunities that require a high level of English, such as secondments at U.S. courts.

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