COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

Advocacy Grants

Advocacy Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

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 Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

News

  • 2021
    14
    Apr

    Kutaisi Court of Appeals Upheld the Claim in Batumi Mosque Case Litigated by TDI and Social Justice Center

    On April 13, Kutaisi Court of Appeals upheld Batumi City Court’s decision in the Batumi New Mosque construction case, which annulled the decision of Batumi City Hall’s refusal to grant the first stage construction permit. The case was litigated by Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) and Social Justice Center (former Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center), with USAID/PROLoG’s support. This is an important decision, acknowledging the ongoing discriminatory practice of violating the freedom of religion of the Muslim community and which will facilitate the restoration of their rights.

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  • 2021
    14
    Apr

    USIAD/PROLoG Issues Covid-19 Grant to Support Law Students

    On April 9, in the framework of the USAID/PROLoG Covid-19 Response Grants Program, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University (SabaUni) transferred 12 laptops to students for online learning. The recipients were selected based on need and laptops will be returned at the end of the Spring semester and passed to a new group in the Fall.

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  • 2021
    14
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Publication of a Practical Guide on Constitutional Submissions

    On April 8, with the financial support of USAID/PROLoG and Council of Europe Office in Georgia (CoE), Giorgi Davitashvili, Chief Consultant-Assistant of the judge at Tbilisi City Court presented a practical guide on Constitutional Submissions.  The initiative was selected by PROLoG in cooperation with Council of Europe (CoE), within the framework of Judicial School Alumni Group support, from dozens of applications received in response to an open call competition s.

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  • 2021
    13
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG-Supported Law Clinic Sets Another Precedent for the Right to Equality

    The USAID/PROLoG-supported Human Rights and Constitutional Law Clinic at Ilia State University offers free legal services to marginalized groups, while also providing students with experience working on meaningful litigation. in Spring 2019 students filed an application with the Ombudsperson's office regarding age discrimination by one of the leading insurance companies in Georgia, “Ardi,” which had refused to grant A. G. (born in 1937) and S.Kh. (born in 1943) travel insurance policies. 

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  • 2021
    12
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Online Moot Court Competition in Commercial Arbitration

    On April 9-11, USAID/PROLoG helped the Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA) organize the first national moot court competition in commercial arbitration. Twelve universities, including two regional institutions (Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University and Samtskhe-Javakheti State University) registered teams, including 46 students and 15 coaches. After submission of written applications, nine teams made it to the online oral rounds: Tbilisi State University (TSU), Free University of Tbilisi (FreeUni), Ilia State University (IliaUni), Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), Caucasus University (CU), Black Sea University, Sulkhan Saba University, St. Andrew’s Georgian University and Samtskhe-Javakheti State University.

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  • 2021
    08
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Organizes Training on Personal Data Protection

    On April 6-7, USAID/PROLoG organized training on personal data protection for legal aid provider NGOs. The training was attended by 23 participants in total. In 2019, the Parliament of Georgia adopted new amendments to personal data protection legislation and it is necessary for these organizations, which handle sensitive personal information, to thoroughly understand their responsibilities. Ms. Tamar Kaldani led two days of training to raise awareness and to provide templates for the by-laws and other regulations that the NGOs can use.

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  • 2021
    06
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Presentation of Research at Free University of Tbilisi

    On April 6, 2021, in the framework of its USAID/PROLoG grant, Free University of Tbilisi organized online presentation for over 80 participants of recently completed research: “Right to Fair Trial and Institutional Guarantees of Judicial Independence and Impartiality.”

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  • 2021
    06
    Apr

    Mediation Training for the Equality Department of the Public Defender’s Office

    On April 2, USAID/PROLoG organized an online training for the Equality Department of the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) to strengthen the capacity of the Equality Department in handling acts of discrimination based on applications or complaints, by putting more emphasis on mediation and settlement in appropriate cases.

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  • 2021
    05
    Apr

    PHR Meets with Representatives of Georgian Universities

    On April 2, Partnership for Human Rights (PHR), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded Strengthening Child Access to Justice in Georgia project, organized an informational meeting with representatives of various Georgian Universities – the University of Georgia, Free University, Ilia University, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University and Akaki Tsereteli State University – on best practices and ethical considerations in the representation of children.

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  • 2021
    02
    Apr

    WISG Achieves the First Legal Recognition of a Trans Person in Georgia

    On March 25, the Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia satisfied the request of a trans woman and her gender marker was changed from male to female in her birth certificate. This is the first legal recognition a trans persons’s gender identity in Georgia. The applicant was represented by WISG through the USAID/PROLoG funded project Support Access to Legal Aid for LGBTQI Persons.

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