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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

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  • 2018
    17
    Apr

    Human Rights Training For Judicial Assistants of Appellate Courts

    On April 13-15, a two-day workshop was organized for Tbilisi and Kutaisi Appellate, as well as Kutaisi City Court judicial assistants. Two parallel workshops were conducted by human rights experts, Besarion Bokhashvili and Konstantine Korkelia who covered underlying principles of human rights law, human rights jurisprudence of international human rights institutions and its impact on domestic practice, as well as Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) and Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Overall 43 judicial assistants attended the training. Additional workshops will be conducted in April-May, and will involve separate training for Criminal and Civil/Administrative law chamber judicial assistants in Tbilisi and Kutaisi. 

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  • 2018
    02
    Apr

    Amendments to the Law on Advocates Discussed with Members of Parliament

    On March 31, EWMI/PROLoG hosted a meeting of the working group created by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament on the Law on Advocates. The meeting was dedicated to discussion of the amendments to the Law on Advocates proposed by the Georgian Bar Association and that have passed the first hearing in Parliament.  The meeting was attended by members of the Parliament and representatives from the Georgian Bar Association, Legal Aid Service and Association of Law Firms of Georgia, as well as practicing attorneys.

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  • 2018
    30
    Mar

    Supporting Human Rights Action Plan Monitoring

    From March 27 to 30, Human Rights Action Plan Monitoring Week took place at the Government Administration, presenting the preliminary results of civil society’s monitoring of the Georgian government’s Human Rights Action Plan (2016-2017). The monitoring project is supported by USAID/PROLoG together with the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) to develop tools for monitoring and reporting in a systemic manner on the implementation of the Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan.

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  • 2018
    13
    Mar

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Publication of Human Rights Law Journal

    On March 7, USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with Tbilisi State University (TSU), organized a presentation of the 2017 issue of the Yearbook “Human Rights Protection, Rule of Law and Constitutional Reform in Georgia.” The Yearbook includes articles prepared by Georgian human rights scholars and practitioners on a wide range of human rights topics, such as minority rights, children’s rights, protection of human rights in the occupied territories, freedom of assembly, consequences of denouncing European Convention on Human Rights, and gaps of the provisions of Constitution of Georgia. Among authors of the articles are Irina Imerlishvili, member of the Constitutional Court of Georgia and Ketevan Shubashvili, head of Equality Department at the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia.

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  • 2018
    13
    Mar

    GDI Celebrates International Women’s Day with Students in Samtskhe-Javakheti

    On March 6, GDI organized an event for students in Samtskhe-Javakheti dedicated to celebrating Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day. The event was organized under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid grant “Litigation for Equality,” and took place at the Damala village public school with the participation of students, teachers and parents.

    During the event students made presentations about women’s rights and other pressing matters in Georgia, including early marriage and domestic violence. The GDI representatives explained that marriage must be based on person’s decision and free will.  Various forms of domestic violence were also staged, and then discussions were held about the types of violence that occurred and about how women and girls can protect themselves.

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  • 2018
    09
    Mar

    HRC Discusses Domestic Violence and Early Marriage with Ethnic Minority Students from Kakheti region

    On February 27, representatives of Human Rights Center’s Tbilisi and Kakheti offices visited the Keshalo village public school in Iormuganlo community in Sagarejo municipality, Kakheti under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid project “Promote access to justice for women, religious and ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia.” During the visit, HRC representatives and an invited expert – the head of the Union of Azerbaijani Women in Georgia, Leyla Suleimanova – met with high school students, their teachers and parents, a total of 17 participants.

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  • 2018
    09
    Mar

    TDI Supports Ethnic and Religious Minorities in the Kvemo Kartli Region

    On February 23, TDI representatives conducted meetings with local religious communities, civil society members and members of the community in the Kvemo Kartli region. The meetings were carried out within the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Combating Discrimination on Religious, Ethnic and Racial Grounds.” The aim of the meetings was to introduce the project to representatives of local religious and ethnic groups, to offer free legal aid service, and to identify and analyze the problems and needs of religious and ethnic communities in the Kvemo Kartli region. The meetings were held in villages within Bolnisi Municipality (Savaneti, Talaveri and Kvemo Bolnisi) and in Marneuli municipality.

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  • 2018
    09
    Mar

    Human Rights Center Educates and Supports Ethnic Villagers in the Shida Kartli Region

    On February 14, representatives of the Human Rights Center’s Tbilisi and Shida Kartli offices met with ethnic Azerbaijani citizens in the village of Ferma in Kaspi municipality, Shida Kartli region. The topic of the meeting was the rights of ethnic and religious minorities. Twenty-five persons, mostly ethnic minorities, attended the meeting that took place in a local villager’s house.

    The HRC Executive Director presented the activities and goals of the project “Promote access to justice for women, religious and ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia” which is supported by USAID/PROLoG and distributed booklets in Georgian and Russian that describe the project’s activities and legal aid possibilities for the specific target groups. The locals also received information about the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, which are guaranteed under the Constitution of Georgia, international conventions and national legislation.   

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  • 2018
    05
    Mar

    Enhancing the Soft Skills of State Funded Legal Aid Lawyers from Across Georgia

    On March 1-3, USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG organized a training for state funded Legal Aid Service (LAS) bureau chiefs, consultants and managers on effective communication and conflict resolution. The training was attended by 21 lawyers representing different regions of Georgia.

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  • 2018
    01
    Mar

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Intensive NGO Training on Regulatory Impact Assessments

    From February 9-11, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, Free University conducted an intensive training on Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) for NGO representatives. A RIA is a systemic approach to critically assess the positive and negative effects of existing and/or proposed regulations and possible alternatives.

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