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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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  • 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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  • 2019
    16
    Apr

    GYLA Issues a Comprehensive Analysis of Domestic Violence and Violence against Women Legislation and Practice

    On March 28, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) presented its analysis of significant issues of domestic violence and violence against women in the previous two years. This focus assessed progress since the creation of the human rights department with Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), and helped identify areas for further improvement. GYLA implements this project with USAID/PROLoG support.

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  • 2019
    12
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Women’s History Month 2019

    USAID/PROLoG, in recognition of Women's History Month, together with its partners and legal aid grantees, organized a series of events in March that highlight the contributions and accomplishments of women in history and contemporary society:

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  • 2019
    11
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Series of Public Lectures on Women’s Rights

    On March 26 and 28, in the framework of Women’s History Month, USAID/PROLoG-supported the Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University School of law hosting of a series of public lectures on women’s rights. On March 26, Professor Bridget Arimond from Northwestern University School of Law, together with Tamar Dekanosidze, Eurasia consultant of NGO “Equality Now,” talked about impunity for Sexual Violence, and discussed the American context and gaps in Georgian legislation related to the crime of rape.

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  • 2019
    03
    Apr

    Meeting of Women Judges with the Students at New Vision University

    On March 29th, USAID/PROLoG organized a meeting of two Judges with law students at New Vision University.

    Judge Nino Kanchaveli and Judge Dali Abzhandadze, Alumni of PROLoG’s Judicial Exchange program, spoke about their careers and challenges for women lawyers.

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  • 2019
    03
    Apr

    USAID/PROLoG Organized its Fourth Study Tour to the U.S. for Georgian Civil and Administrative Judges

    From March 16 to 28, eight civil and administrative judges from Tbilisi and Kutaisi appeal courts traveled to Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado for a study tour of the U.S. judicial system. The objective of the study tour was to introduce Georgian judges to some of the best U.S. practices related to courtroom management and communication, case management, appointment and disciplinary responsibility of judges and bench/bar relations.

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  • 2019
    02
    Apr

    GTUC Organizes Presentation of Recommendations to Improve the Public Service Law

    On March 29, Georgian Trade Unions’ Confederation (GTUC), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Strategic litigation and awareness raising campaign for women to ensure access to justice in labor relations,” presented recommendations on the challenges of the implementation of amendments in the Public Service Law, with a special focus on women’s labor rights. Several speakers: Irakli Petriashvili, President of Georgian Trade Union Confederation, Dimitri Tskitishvili, member of the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia, Tamila Barkalaia, Deputy Minister of the Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Elguja Meladze, President of Georgian Employers Association and Brian LeDuc, USAID/PROLoG Deputy Chief of Party delivered opening remarks.

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  • 2019
    02
    Apr

    Union Sapari Meets Local Lawyers and Students in Zugdidi

    On March 25, Union Sapari, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded legal aid project “Comprehensive Approach to the Violence against Women and Girls,” met with local lawyers and students in Zugdidi. The meeting was organized in the framework of “Women’s History Month 2019,” a month that annually highlights the contributions and accomplishments of women in history and contemporary society.

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  • 2019
    28
    Mar

    Union Sapari Conference on “Challenges Identified in Civil Litigation Involving Domestic Violence”

    On March 19, Union Sapari, under the USAID/PROLoG-funded legal aid project “Comprehensive Approach to the Violence against Women and Girls,” held a conference on the "Challenges Identified in Civil Litigation Involving Domestic Violence." Giorgi Chkheidze, USAID/PROLoG Chief of Party, Baia Pataraia, Executive Director of Union Sapari and Judge Eka Zarnadze delivered opening speeches. The conference was organized in the framework of Women's History Month 2019 and highlighted problems that frequently arise during civil and administrative litigation when dealing with cases of domestic violence, such as: alimony, defining child’s residence, court fees, etc.

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  • 2019
    22
    Mar

    GTUC Discusses Labor Rights with Women Residing in Kutaisi

    On March 13, Georgian Trade Unions’ Confederation (GTUC), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Strategic litigation and awareness raising campaign for women to ensure access to justice in labor relations,” organized a field visit in Kutaisi with women working in factories. Participants were employed in Georgian Manganese, Tkibuli sawing factory, Georgian Carbon LTD, Tkibuli pharmacy workers, and others.

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