Rapid Response Grants

Rapid Response Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

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

News

  • 2020
    01
    Apr

    EMC and TDI Started Implementing New Projects with the Support of USAID/PROLoG

    On April 1, with USAID/PROLoG’s financial support, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) started implementing new projects under the Legal Aid Grant Competition, which aims to increase access to justice for women and marginalized groups, provide assistance in strategic litigation cases that promote the rights of religious and ethnic minorities, women, children, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups—including the LGBTQ community—before courts of common jurisdiction, the Constitutional Court and the European Court for Human Rights.

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  • 2020
    27
    Mar

    Contest “Change Oppressive Sayings Regarding Women”

    On March 20, USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with Georgian Government’s Human Rights Council, revealed the winners of the contest “Change Oppressive Sayings Regarding Women.” The contest was conducted in the frame of Women’s History month, which is celebrated during March around the world and highlights the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout history and contemporary society. The aim of the contest was to reinterpret  statements and concepts  in Georgian proverbs and literature that are oppressive, humiliating and degrading, and promote stereotypical attitudes towards women  in a new, equality-based and gender-neutral way.

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  • 2020
    25
    Mar

    USAID/PROLoG supported Ilia Uni Human Rights Chair continues to organize human rights awareness activities

    On March 24, the Human Rights Film Club, established under Ilia Uni HR Chair, organized an online discussion for ILIAUNI students on “Honeyland,” a 2019 Sundance film Festival winner and best documentary feature nominee at 92nd Academy Awards which explores the life of a bee-keeper woman and touches upon issues of climate change and human rights.

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  • 2020
    23
    Mar

    Union Sapari Conducts Public Online Session on Women’s Rights and Violence against Women

    On March 20, Union Sapari, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded legal aid project “Comprehensive Approach to Violence against Women and Girls,” conducted a public online lecture “Women’s rights and Violence against Women” via Facebook.

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  • 2020
    19
    Mar

    Tolerance and Diversity Institute Implements a New Project “Images of Diversity: Promoting Tolerance and Non-Discrimination in Georgia”

    USAID/PROLoG actively works to raise public awareness, and with its support, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) started implementing a new project, “Images of Diversity: Promoting Tolerance and Non-Discrimination in Georgia,” to raise public awareness about discrimination problems faced by religious and ethnic minorities and foreign nationals in Georgia, and to empower representatives of minority groups.

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  • 2020
    19
    Mar

    GBA continues to help students learn more about the professional ethics

    The selection of students for Legal Ethics Clinical Program is ongoing at Georgian Bar Association. As a result of Georgian Bar Association information campaign on social media the students from Georgian University were registered in clinical program for the first time. Currently there are 6 students registered out of which 4 are from Georgian University, one from the University of Europe and one from Tbilisi State University. Due to the circumstances related to COVID 19 the registration for practical courses has been prolonged until the end of March and students from the following universities might register during this period: Tbilisi State University, National University, SEU, Caucasus University and Black Sea University.

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  • 2020
    19
    Mar

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

    In the beginning of March the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) established a Law Benchmark Council consisting of 14 members from representatives of law schools, Georgian Bar Association, High School of Justice, Notary Chamber of Georgia and Prosecutor’s office. The Council members easily adapted to COVID-19 restrictions and organized first meeting online on March 17 to approve the Benchmark document for law programs. It is expected that the NCEQE will adopt the Benchmark document at the end of March. This Benchmark will be used as a guiding document for accreditation of law programs in 2020 in Georgia.   

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  • 2020
    18
    Mar

    Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University Issued a Decree to Prevent Discrimination

    On January 27th, the Public Defender of Georgia found discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation against Akaki Tsereteli Batumi Public Library and Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (BSU). On May 18, 2019, the lecture “May 17 – The Illusion of Freedom” organized by Identoba (non-governmental organization, working on LGBT+ issues) was disrupted. The organizers were initially planning to conduct the lecture at BSU auditorium, but the night before the event, BSU told them that due to planned renovations at the auditorium they wouldn’t be able to proceed as scheduled. Identoba requested Batumi Public Library to provide alternate space, and after initial agreement, the request was denied.

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  • 2020
    17
    Mar

    GBA meets online to discuss its involvement in the judicial selection process

    On March 13, 2020 Georgian Bar Association conducted the first online (Facebook Group) meeting of its Justice and Judicial Reforms Committee.  The meeting was dedicated to the development of recommendations on GBA’s role in the judicial selection process. The members of the Committee participating included Eka Lomidze, Khatia Kurua, Ana Khupenia, Eka Getsadze, Nino Andriashvili, Shorena Kapanadze, Lela Kurkumuli and Sophio Sokhadze. The meeting was facilitated by the Committee Coordinator Tamta Devdariani.

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  • 2020
    05
    Mar

    Union Sapari Holds Roundtable on “Access to Justice for Women”

    On March 3, Union Sapari, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded legal aid project “Comprehensive Approach to Violence against Women and Girls,” held a roundtable discussion—"Access to Justice for Women”—along with the Georgian Women Judges Association (GWJA). The meeting was organized in the framework of Women’s History month, which annually highlights the contributions and accomplishments of women in history and contemporary society.

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