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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
2017
07
Nov
EWMI/PROLoG Supports Academic Conference on 2017 Constitutional Reform

On November 3, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi organized an Academic Conference on 2017 Constitutional Reform in Georgia. The Conference addressed controversial issues that created the most fundamental disagreements among society. Topics included new constitutional regulations of judiciary and constitutional judicial review, amended human rights chapter of the Constitution as well as electoral system, the role of the Parliament and the balance of powers.  Among the panelists of the Conference were former judges of the Constitutional Court, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Ketevan Eremadze, Anna Dolidze – the Parliamentary Secretary of the President, Nazi Janezashvili - member of the High Council of Justice, as well as members of the Constitutional Commission Vakhushti Menabde and Vakhtang Khmaladze. More than 70 participants attended the Conference, students and law professors from various universities, acting judges of the Constitutional Court and others. The audience actively engaged in discussions regarding problematic provisions of the amended Constitution and their practical implications.  

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2017
07
Nov
EWMI/PROLoG Supports Public Discussion on Judicial Authority vs. Freedom of Expression

On October 25, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi organized a public discussion on the topic of “Judicial Authority vs. Freedom of Expression”. Speakers of the discussion were Eva Gotsiridze, former member of the High Council of Justice and Giorgi Beraia, Head of Rule of Law Direction at Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI).  During the discussion Eva Gotsiridze talked about the need to protect judicial authority by creating additional legislative safeguards, while Giorgi Beraia highlighted the risks it poses on restricting freedom of expression. Speakers presented their arguments, talked about international experience and discussed existing challenges in Georgia regarding this issue.

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2017
01
Nov
PROLoG supported Legal Ethics Chair organizes public lecture on Legal Ethics

On October 28, the USAID/PROLoG-supported Legal Ethics Chair organized a public lecture and discussion on “Challenges of Legal Ethics in Georgia” at New Vision University. The lecture was conducted by legal ethics experts Ana Loria and Irakli Kordzakhia, who spoke on topics such as: a) the conflict of interest between lawyers, judges and prosecutors; b) the scope of application of the Ethics Code; and c) attorney fee regulation. Lawyers, students, New Vision lecturers and representatives of other universities attended the event and were actively involved in the discussion that followed the lecture. Actual cases handled by the Georgian Bar Association’s Ethics Commission were also discussed and were of special interest to the audience.

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2017
26
Oct
EWMI/PROLoG Supports Mediation Awareness Project

USAID funded EWMI/PROLoG supported the National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (NCADR) at Tbilisi State University to promote and popularize mediation via educational and awareness rising activities that target lawyers, students, professors and local communities in the regions of Georgia. Between June and October 2017, NCADR conducted six trainings on representing clients in mediation for lawyers in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Zugdidi, Telavi and Akhaltsikhe. NCADR also conducted public lectures on mediation at local universities, attracting more than 100 lawyers and 150 stakeholders. During the lectures, NCADR experts discussed the advantages of mediation, its regulation, and factors resulting in successful representation in mediation. Among other activities, NCADR will also support Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU) in Kutaisi in development of a university-level mediation course, as well as the founding of a mediation clinic and its incorporation in ATSU’s legal clinics program.

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