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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

News

  • 2019
    03
    Jun

    Union Sapari Holds Public Discussion on Violence against Women

    On May 29, Union Sapari, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded legal aid project “Comprehensive Approach to Violence against Women and Girls,” held a public discussion—"Men searching for solutions: let’s talk about gender based violence." The goal of the event was to trigger public discussion among men and start a series of discussions regarding gender based violence, masculinity and the social role of men in Georgia.  

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  • 2019
    30
    May

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Series of Public Lectures on Freedom of Expression

    On May 22, under the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, the National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi hosted a lecture on freedom of expression vs public morals in the context of the “Ai Isa” case (display of certain photos and phrases on condoms was deemed unethical and against public morality by the court).

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  • 2019
    30
    May

    Judges meet to validate case groups and relative weights proposed by Dr. Jesper Wittrup

    A working group of judges with different specializations and backgrounds met for two days in Borjomi on May 25-26 to verify case groups and relative weights proposed by PROLoG expert Dr. Jesper Wittrup.    

    Dr. Wittrup proposed groups and relative weights of court cases for each of three case types—criminal, civil, and administrative—which were also disaggregated by court type (1st Instance, Appellate, and Supreme Court). During the first day of workshop, the expert presented the proposed groups and relative weights to the judges for validation. 

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  • 2019
    16
    May

    Activities Supported by USAID/PROLoG to Promote Legal Ethics in Georgia

    Second Academic Conference on Legal Ethics

    On May 12, USAID/PROLoG supported the Legal Ethics Chair at New Vision University’s (NVU) second academic conference on Legal Ethics. Deputy Chief of Party Brian LeDuc and New Vision University rector David Kereselidze made opening remarks. Program included presentations from members of Georgian Bar Association’s (GBA) Ethics Commission (EC) Ana Loria and Irakli Kordzhakhia who covered ongoing problematic issues of Disciplinary proceedings of GBA’s EC as well as fees and fiduciary duties of lawyers. Legal Ethics Chair, Sophio Chachava talked about confidentiality and conflict of interest issues, while other speakers covered topics like ethical issues from the perspective of civil servants and arbitrators as well as Lawyer’s freedom of expression in Social Media. 

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  • 2019
    15
    May

    Commemorating National Judges’ Day and Meetings with Students

    Twenty years ago, on May 15th, 1999, the courts of appeals started operating in Georgia. To acknowledge this significant stage of judicial reform and the judge’s valuable role in society, May 15 was recognized as Judges’ Day in Georgia.

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  • 2019
    07
    May

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Public Lectures on Freedom of Expression

    On April 25, under the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, the National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi hosted a public lecture. The topic of the public lecture was Freedom of Expression in the latest practice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and Tbilisi Court of Appeals.

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  • 2019
    03
    May

    USAID/PROLoG supports awareness raising activities on legal ethics

    On April 30, USAID/PROLoG  supported a lecture for students on the Standard of proving and sharing burden of proof in disciplinary proceedings of the Ethics Commission. The lecture was organized by the Legal Ethics Chair at New Vision University, and given by Tamar Khubulurie, Head of the Legal Department of the Georgia Bar Association’s Ethics Commission, and senior researcher of the Legal Ethics Chair.  She discussed the disciplinary proceedings of the Ethics Commission and standards for burden of proof. She also analyzed several cases from the Commission’s practice. 

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  • 2019
    01
    May

    Trainers Ready to Share Knowledge Gained Through USAID/ PROLoG-supported Workshops

    In April, more than ten carefully selected Georgian Bar Association (GBA) trainers were trained on three different topics: 1) Protection of Minority rights; 2) Protection of Rights of Religious Minorities; 3) Gender Equality. As a result of these “Training of Trainers” (ToT) workshops, GBA has built a pool of qualified trainers. The topics for the modules were chosen based on a survey of GBA member lawyers. The development of these human rights courses and the training of GBA trainers take place within the framework of USAID/PROLoG’s ongoing support to GBA’s CLE program, which is designed to help GBA’s Training Center strengthen its human rights instruction.

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  • 2019
    23
    Apr

    NGOs Propose Recommendations for Reform of the High School of Justice

    On April 18, International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) and Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with USAID/PROLoG’s assistance presented research on the Judges’ Professional Training System in Georgia. Mikheil Benidze and Giorgi Kldiashvili, the Chairs of the organizations, as well as Vano Bolkvadze, Director of the High School of School of Justice (HSOJ), and Adam Schmidt, Director of Democracy, Governance and Social Development at USAID Georgia, opened the event. The research provides an overview of the institutional arrangement and programs of the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSoJ) and presents the main challenges related to its work. 

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  • 2019
    18
    Apr

    Second Series of Courtroom Communication and Case Management Workshops

    USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with the High School of Justice (HSoJ), successfully finalized a second series of workshops in Courtroom Communication and Case Management for civil law judges, judicial assistants and listeners of HSoJ. Judge Timothy J. Baland conducted the workshops, focusing on different aspects of courtroom communication, such as verbal and non-verbal, as well as ways to better manage the courtroom, including lawyer and party misbehavior.

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