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

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

  • 2018
    10
    Aug

    Knowledge from Judicial Exchange to the U.S. Shared in Kakheti

    On August 8, Judge Nana Chalatashvili, a civil judge and the former Court Chair of Gurjaani District Court, hosted an information sharing session for judges, magistrates, court staff and Georgian Bar Association representatives from Gurjaani and Lagodekhi districts in Kakheti.

    Judge Chalatashvili shared with the 18 participants knowledge that she gained during her April 2018 USAID/PROLoG judicial exchange to New York and Washington, DC. She also told the audience that she changed her court practices as a result of what she learned in the U.S., including that she was now more forceful in encouraging parties to mediate their dispute and willing to tell the parties the probable outcome if they take their case to trial. Neil Weinstein, USAID/PROLoG’s Deputy Chief of Party, answered questions about judicial practices in the U.S. that attendees had submitted in advance, as well as questions from the floor. The event was opened by Rusudan Tabadadze, USAID’s Rule of Law Project Management Specialist.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    07
    Aug

    USAID/PROLoG Organizes Study Tour to the U.S. for Appellate Judges

    From July 18 to 27, eight civil and administrative appellate judges and one appellate judicial assistant, the winner of the USAID/PROLoG-supported first “Judicial Academy,” traveled to Washington, D.C. and San Francisco for a study tour of the U.S. judicial system. The tour began in Washington, D.C. with a visit to the Federal Judicial Center, where the delegates were introduced to the U.S. federal judicial system, the Code of Ethics for federal judges, the role of judicial leadership, and continuing judicial education in the federal judicial system. On their second day in Washington the delegation visited the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    06
    Aug

    Judicial Summer School Successfully Finalized

    From July 28 to August 2, USAID/PROLoG together with other donors (EU4Justice, CoE, OHCHR), in cooperation with the High Council of Justice, Supreme Court and High School of Justice, supported the 2018 Judicial Summer School for judicial assistants at Georgian courts. A total of 26 judicial assistants participated in the Summer School, coming from Tbilisi and Kutaisi City and Appellate Courts and the Gori, Bolnisi and Akhaltsikhe regional courts. The Summer School offered intensive training on a wide variety of topics, including independence of the judiciary, case law of the European Court of Human Rights regarding freedom of expression, prohibition of discrimination and the right to a fair trial, as well as the rights of a child, restorative justice, and alternative dispute resolution. Judge Nino Gergauli from Gori Regional Court shared the experience she gained through USAID/PROLoG’s judicial exchange program to the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada (USA). She delivered a session on leadership and team work in the court system. USAID/PROLoG plans to continue supporting the Judicial Summer School initiative in 2019 as well.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    03
    Aug

    EMC Conducts Training For Media Representatives

    On July 29-30, under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid grant “Improving human rights conditions for marginalized groups through strategic litigation,” the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) organized training for 20 media representatives from print, television and internet news outlets. Together with guest speakers from different religious institutions and independent researches, discussions took place concerning the human rights conditions of non-dominant religious and ethnic groups living in Georgia. The participants examined the main challenges that exist in state policy in this regard based on cases from Kvemo Kartli, Pankisi Valley, and Achara.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    30
    Jul

    Judicial Exam with Updated Methodology Successfully Completed

    On July 28, the High Council of Justice successfully completed the two rounds of Judicial Examination, pursuant to which new judicial listeners will be selected to study at the High School of Justice. This Judicial Examination took place almost three years after the last judicial examination in 2015.

    This judicial examination was the first judicial exam organized based on updated rules and methodology for judicial examination, as well as new examination software. A series of USAID/PROLoG-supported trainings and workshops for the Judicial Examination Experts (test writers and evaluators) were conducted starting in December 2017, in cooperation with the National Assessment and Examinations Center, a national organization with outstanding expertise in test development and teaching, as well as unique experience in conducting large scale examinations and test administration.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    30
    Jul

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Legal Aid Service Lawyers Workshop by Supreme Court Judges

    On July 27-28, USAID/PROLoG organized a workshop for the lawyers of the state-funded Legal Aid Service (LAS). The workshop was conducted by two leading Georgian experts: Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court/Chairperson of the Supreme Court’s Civil Chamber Mzia Todua and Supreme Court Judge Ekaterine Gasitashvili. The workshop covered important matters of civil and administrative law, as well as new amendments regulating guardianships.

    The need for the training was identified by the LAS lawyers and the topics covered included: initiation of legal proceedings; content of claims; consolidation or separation of multiple claims; registration and dismissal of claims; and problems and challenges of guardianships. The experts shared the best practices of Georgian courts and gave recommendations on how to deal with complicated issues. In addition, lawyers from the LAS bureaus in Kutaisi and Tbilisi, Sopio Kubaneshvili and Akaki Lomsadze, shared the experience and challenges of LAS lawyers working on civil cases and guardianship matters.  

    Continue..
  • 2018
    25
    Jul

    The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls for Prosecutor’s Office Reforms

    On July 24, the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary, with the support of USAID/PROLoG and Open Society Georgia Foundation, held a public forum to discuss legislative changes in support of the Prosecutor’s Office Reform. Irakli Kobakhidze, Chair of the Parliament of Georgia, Shalva Tadumadze, the newly appointed Chief Prosecutor, Laura B. Berger, Acting Head of the USAID Democracy, Governance and Social Development Office, Giorgi Mshvenieradze, Chair of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary, and Giorgi Chitidze, the Open Society Georgia Foundation Human Rights Program Manager, opened the conference.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    24
    Jul

    USAID/PROLoG Continues Support for Publication of Civil Code Commentary

    On July 20, USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a presentation of the second volume of the Commentary on the Civil Code of Georgia. The Supreme Court of Georgia hosted the event. Nino Gvenetadze, Chief Justice of Georgia, introduced the event. She gave a very positive evaluation of the publication and said that both volumes are valuable sources for legal professionals.

    Continue..
  • 2018
    24
    Jul

    Free University Hosts Presentation of Amicus Brief

    On July 18, under its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, Free University organized a presentation of an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief. For several years now, Free University, in cooperation with the Washburn University School of Law (WUSL) (USA), have worked together on amicus curiae briefs submitted to the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Through this effort, students at Free University and WUSL work together on complex legal issues and hone their research and writing skills on cases pending at the Constitutional Court. 

    Continue..
  • 2018
    11
    Jul

    The State-funded Legal Aid Service Council and Management Discuss Achievements, Challenges and Future Plans

    On July 6-8, the USAID-funded PROLoG project, in cooperation with UNDP, organized a retreat of the newly elected state Legal Aid Service (LAS) Council and LAS management.  The LAS Council ensures the effectiveness, independence and transparency of the LAS, and is made up of members nominated from various legal and judicial organizations. The workshop gave an opportunity for the newly elected members of the Council to learn more about the work of LAS, its achievements and challenges. 

    Continue..
1 2 3 4 5 >>
USAID
Top of Page