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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
17
Oct
USAID/PROLoG Supports National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement to Draft Subject Benchmark Document for law

In order to renew the 2011 Benchmark document, and make it compatible with the new National Qualification Framework, the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (EQE) established an expert working group comprised of representatives of Georgian law schools, the judiciary, notaries and the Georgian Bar Association. The first draft document was finished at the end of September.

On October 11-12, with USAID/PROLoG’s support, a two-day working meeting was organized in Kakheti. WG members worked with USAID/PROLoG’s expert, Richard Grimes, an experienced UK legal education expert, on the draft of the Benchmark document of law programs. Mr. Grimes has been involved in drafting subject benchmark statements for Law in the UK. The WG reached agreement on controversial issues and definitions to be incorporated in the document. 

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2019
17
Oct
USAID//PROLoG supported Human Rights Chair presented the First Year Report of the Human Rights Clinic

On October 11 USAID//PROLoG supported Human Rights Chair presented the first year report of the human rights clinic at Ilia State University. The Human Rights and Constitutional Law Clinic was officially launched last year, and students have the opportunity to work on actual cases under the mentorship of the HR Chair, Tamar Gurchiani, and a clinical supervisor. In addition to counseling clients, the Clinic’s work consists of seminars and projects related to issues like violations based on gender, domestic violence and discrimination. The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law course at the clinic was attended by 18 students in total and they worked on 27 cases during the year. The Presentation was attended by students, professors, the Ilia Uni Dean, Mr. Irakli Porchkhidze and DCoP of EWMI/PROLoG, Mr. Brian LeDuc.

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2019
01
Oct
Batumi City Court Announces a Decision on Batumi Mosque Case

On September 30, Batumi City Court announced a decision on the Batumi mosque case — the claims of the Muslims’ foundation to support building a new mosque were partially satisfied. The interests of the Muslim community were represented by the Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) and the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC), with the support of USAID/PROLoG.

The court case relates to Batumi City Hall’s denial to the Muslim community’s request to build a house of worship in Batumi and to identify discrimination on religious grounds. After multiple promises of the State without any tangible results, in 2016, the Muslim community collected more than 12,000 signatures and submitted them to the local and central government, asking permission to build a new mosque. 

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2019
20
Sep
Training on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Discrimination and Amicus Curiae

On September 16-18, USAID/PROLoG supported training on freedom of expression, hate speech, incitement of discrimination and amicus curie for staff of the Public Defender’s office. International expert Ivana Roagna returned to Georgia to conduct the course, with Judge Ketevan Meskhishvili from the Tbilisi Court of Appeals.

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