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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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  • 2017
    11
    Dec

    EWMI/PROLoG Supports Improvement of Information Flow on Human Rights’ Issues in the Regions

    On December 7, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, the Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE) organized a presentation on the results of the “Improving Information Flow on Human Rights’ Issues between the Center and the Regions“ project, which is a joint initiative with the Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia (the Secretariat).

    The project supports the Secretariat to disseminate information in the regions on approaches, strategy and developments in the human rights protection area, with particular emphasis on the Human Rights National Strategy and Action Plan. 

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  • 2017
    06
    Dec

    EWMI/PROLoG Supports Pilot Trainings for Judges in Company Law

    USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG, in cooperation with the High School of Justice (HSOJ) and the German International Development Agency (GIZ), organized three trainings on Corporate Law and Governance in Georgia and the EU in October, November and December 2017. The purpose of the trainings, led by judge-trainers, was to pilot a course that had been developed with the support of international and local experts retained by PROLoG and GIZ.

    This three-part pilot training program was the final stage in the development of the course. In the first stage, PROLoG and GIZ supported the development of the Company Law course and the initial training of judges on the course. In the second stage, earlier this year PROLoG and GIZ selected future judge-trainers and had the international and local experts who developed the course provide a Training of Trainers program to those judges. In this final stage, the judge-trainers served as trainers for the first time, piloting the Company Law course with their fellow judges.

    Around twenty judges from various courts of Georgia participated in the trainings. The course on EU-Georgia Company Law will be part of the HSOJ curriculum.

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  • 2017
    06
    Dec

    Parliamentary Judicial Reform Working Group Meets in Borjomi to Discuss Judicial Reform Related Legislative Amendments

    On December 3-4, the Parliamentary Judicial Reform Working group held its fourth meeting in Borjomi. During the two-day meeting, the special Judicial Reform Working Group that unites HCOJ members, judges, members of the Parliament, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice, discussed a package of draft legislative amendments that addresses an issue of heavy caseload of courts and grounds for disciplinary liability of judges. The high ranking officials from all three branches of the Government, and representatives of the USAID, US Embassy, and Department of Justice, CoE, EU Delegation and GIZ attended the meeting.

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  • 2017
    06
    Dec

    EWMI/PROLoG Supports Family Mediation Training

    On November 27-29 through its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG “Mediation Awareness Program” grant, National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (NCADR) at Tbilisi State University organized three-day certification training in family mediation for lawyers and other interested professionals. NCADR experts Giorgi Tsertsvadze, Sopio Chachava and Natia Chitashvili conducted the training.

    Training focused on advantages of mediation and explored specificities of family dispute mediations. 27 participants acquired knowledge and necessary skills on how to guide their clients/parties towards consensual resolution of such complex matters as financial disputes during divorce, custody issues, etc.

    Training offered a combination of lectures, practical exercises and role plays as well as communication strategy exercises and coaching elements to help participants better practice in mediation. 

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  • 2017
    06
    Dec

    EWMI/PROLoG Supports Student Moot Court Competition in Human Rights Law

    On November 18-19, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi organized second National Moot Court Competition in Human Rights for students. The subject of the Competition was Hate speech and Holocaust denial. Students represented applicant and respondent before the Constitutional Court of Georgia.

    53 student teams registered for the competition and after submission of written memorials, 8 teams with the highest scores were selected to participate in the oral rounds that took place at the Supreme Court of Georgia.  Teams from Tbilisi State University (TSU) and Free University Tbilisi competed in the finals, leaving TSU team as a winner. Participants of the competition received certificates and prizes, while members of the winning team will undergo internship at the Constitutional Court of Georgian and NGO “Georgian Democracy Initiative”. 

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  • 2017
    01
    Dec

    PROLoG Supported Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University School of Law Hosted a Socratic Discussion on Gender Discrimination According to the Public Defender’s Report

    On November 27, Ilia State University School of Law in cooperation with USAID Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity and University of Georgia joined the sixteen days of international campaign against gender based violence and held the Socratic Discussion with Tamar Gurchiani (Associate professor and PROLoG supported Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University School of Law), Ekaterine Skhiladze, Deputy Public Defender, students of Public Law and Policy Program at Ilia State University School of Law: Giorgi Ckhoberia, Tamar Baramashvili and the student of school of law  at University of Georgia, Ana Latsabidze.

    Students and speakers discussed the latest reports by the Public Defender, with the particular emphasis on gender discrimination. They also addressed following questions: What leverage the Public Defender has in the private sector? Majority of the recommendations are left unanswered, how the parliament of Georgia should address that issue? What are the novelties regarding this institution in the new Constitution? How are gender discrimination cases adjudicated in European countries?

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  • 2017
    01
    Dec

    PROLoG Supports Third Round of EHRAC Training

    During Nov 28-30, under the USAID-PROLoG-funded mentorship program for legal aid lawyers, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) representatives conducted three-day training for NGO legal aid lawyers to strengthen their capacity to litigate strategically important cases at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The training took place at Holiday Inn Tbilisi and focused on review of witness statements.

    This was the third round of the mentorship program, participants presented the VAW cases they were assigned to during the last training, had long discussions about facts and consultations about the relevant legal remedies to be applied to each case. The important part of the training this time was given to the individual legal clinic work for each NGO as all of the involved organizations have cases they want to submit to ECHR and are in need of legal expertise from EHRAC representatives. At the end of the training the experts gave the lawyers exercises to be prepared for the next training, which will take place in June.

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  • 2017
    29
    Nov

    PROLoG supported Fifth National Competition in Commercial Mediation

    On November 23-26, Tbilisi State University National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution (NCADR) through Mediation awareness program being implemented with USAID/PROLoG support organized Mediation representation Workshop and 5th National Competition on Representation in Commercial Mediation.  Eight student teams from Tbilisi Open University, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi Teaching University, New Vision University, Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Samthkhe-Javakheti State University and united team of TSU and Tbilisi teaching University participated in the workshop and the competition. The workshop was conducted by court mediator, Aleksandre Tsuladze and executive director of NCADR, Natia Chitashvili.  22 judges and 6 mediators served as volunteers representing Tbilisi City Court Mediation Center, ADR providers, arbitration institutions, Georgian Association of Mediators, higher educational institutions, Supreme Court of Georgia, Association of Georgian Court mediators and law firms.

    Tbilisi State University team “Peacemakers” were awarded the first place in final round, while New Vision University team was a runner-up. The third place was given to the regional team from Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, and Tbilisi Teaching University got the 4th place.  32 students benefitted from the workshop and competition experience by raising their knowledge in Mediation and improving their lawyering skills. 

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  • 2017
    29
    Nov

    PROLoG Supported Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University School of Law Hosted a Socratic Discussion on Negative Stereotypes and Prejudice against Women in Media

    On November 24, Ilia State University School of Law in cooperation with USAID Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity joined the sixteen days of international campaign against gender based violence and held the Socratic Discussion with Tamar Gurchiani, Associate professor and PROLoG supported Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University School of Law, Tamar Kintsurashvili, Director of Media development Foundation, Nata Dzvelishvili, Executive Director of Journalistic Ethics Charter and students of Public Law and Policy Program at Ilia State University School of Law: Gvantsa Khonelidze, Mariam Lelashvili and Tamar Kapanadze.

    Students and speakers addressed following questions: How to combat upholding sexism, negative stereotypes and prejudice against women in media? How self-regulatory bodies function, can day protect the principle of equality? What are the major decisions of those bodies as well as Journalistic Ethics Charter? How to maintain balance between the freedom of speech and expression and promoting gender equality?  13 students attended the public discussion.

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  • 2017
    22
    Nov

    TDI Launches the Multimedia Platform – Images of Diversity

    On November 17, 2017 under the USAID funded EWMI/PROLoG awareness raising grant “Promoting Diversity Enhancing Dialogue and Empowering Minorities and Women” Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) organized presentation of the project and launch of the multimedia platform Images of Diversity. The project aims to raise public awareness about discrimination problems faced by religious and ethnic minorities and foreigners residing in Georgia and to empower representatives of minority groups.

    The multimedia platform tells stories about religious and ethnic diversity of Georgia, introduces interesting people and offers a journey in various regions of Georgia.

    During the launch TDI showed two mini-documentary videos, Hurie and the Bible in Sign Language. Videos tell the stories of Muslim girl, Hurie, from highland Adjara and Jehovah's Witnesses who learn the Bible in sign language. The screenings were followed by the discussion with participation of video protagonists and the audience interested in the minority representative life conditions.

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