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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

  • 2018
    15
    Jun

    Georgian Judges Attend Leadership Training in the U.S.

    From June 2-11, four Georgian judges from Tbilisi and Gori City Courts attended a course on “Leadership for Judges” at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada (USA). The training at the National Judicial College was the second trip organized within the framework of USAID/PROLoG’s expanded judicial exchange activities.

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  • 2018
    13
    Jun

    HRC Discusses Early Marriage with High School Students in Kakheti

    On June 8, representatives of the Human Rights Center’s Tbilisi and Kakheti offices, under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid project “Promote access to justice for women, religious and ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia,” held meetings with high school students and their teachers from Kabali and Ganjala villages, in Lagodekhi municipality in Kakheti. Both meetings took place in Kabali village, with 18 participants from Kabali public school attending one meeting and 32 participants from Ganjala public school attending the second meeting.

    HRC Executive Director Aleksandre Tskitishvili opened each of the meetings with a presentation of the project’s goals and activities, and distributed project information booklets to the participants. HRC representatives also spoke about the problems of early marriage, domestic violence and gender equality. An HRC lawyer from its Kakheti office then talked about the potential social and health risks related to early or forced marriage.  

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  • 2018
    13
    Jun

    HRC Conducts Informational Meeting with High School Students in Shida Kartli

    On June 6, representatives of the Human Rights Center’s Tbilisi and Shida Kartli offices, under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid project “Promote access to justice for women, religious and ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia,” met with high school students in the Karaleti IDP settlement in Shida Karlti. Together with Ucha Nanuashvili, the former Public Defender of Georgia and an invited expert, HRC conducted an informational meeting at the local community center with students and their teachers, a total of 25 participants.

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  • 2018
    07
    Jun

    HRC Conducts Informational Meetings with High School Students in Kvemo Kartli

    On May 31, representatives of the Human Rights Center’s Tbilisi and Kvemo Kartli offices, under the USAID/PROLoG legal aid project “Promote access to justice for women, religious and ethnic minorities in the regions of Georgia,” met with high school girls from the Tsalka public schools in Kvemo Kartli. Together with Ida Bakhturidze, Country Coordinator of Women Engage for a Common Future, and the leader of the Georgian Women’s Movement, HRC conducted an informational meeting with the students, their teachers and school director, a total of 60 participants.

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  • 2018
    05
    Jun

    Company Law Course for Judges Completed with PROLoG's Support

    USAID/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 April, May and June 2018. The course was developed with the support of international and local experts retained by PROLoG and GIZ last year, and then piloted with a team of judge-trainers. This round of trainings was conducted independently by Ketevan Meskhishvili, a judge-trainer.

    The topics covered during the trainings were: EU company law and directives, formation of a company and related legal disputes in Georgia and Europe; financial structure of companies, managers’ and shareholders’ rights and duties, European principles of capital maintenance, and the specific issues of closed corporations. When Georgia’s new Company Law, is adopted, courts will have to apply new legal concepts and interpret the law in accordance with the EU directives. The outcome of this unique training program will be the increased expertise of judges when deciding complex company law cases.

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  • 2018
    01
    Jun

    Important Amendments Made to Georgia’s Law on Advocates

    A package of important amendments to Georgia’s Law on Advocates passed its third hearing vote in the Georgian Parliament. The amendments – made possible through active cooperation between the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament, the Georgian Bar Association (GBA), and USAID/PROLoG – will facilitate the institutional strengthening of the GBA. USAID/PROLoG and its predecessor project have actively worked on these amendments since 2012.

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  • 2018
    31
    May

    PHR Continues Training to Raise Teachers’ Awareness on Supporting Victims of Violence

    On May 25, in the framework of the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Unlock the Untapped Potential of Georgian Law to Respond to Gender-based Discrimination and Violence,”  representatives of “Partnership for Human Rights” (PHR) conducted a seminar at Baghdati municipality in West Georgia for 15 teachers, local social worker and media representatives. The topic of the seminar was “Teachers’ role in supporting gender-based violence child-victims and survivors.”

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  • 2018
    31
    May

    GTUC Conducted Three Training on Labor Rights

    Under the USAID/PROLoG grant Strategic Litigation and Awareness Raising Campaign for Women and Vulnerable Group to Ensure Access to Justice in Labor Relations at the National and International Level” Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) organized three trainings on labor rights in May 2018.

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  • 2018
    31
    May

    Judges from Poti and Kutaisi Share Knowledge Gained in the U.S. During Judicial Exchange

    On May 30, two knowledge sharing sessions were held so that Georgian judges who traveled to the U.S. under USAID/PROLoG’s expanded judicial exchange activities could share the key lessons learned with their fellow judges and others. One knowledge sharing session was in Poti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti. It was hosted by Court Chair Teimuraz Sikharulidze, who traveled to the U.S. as a member of the April judicial exchange. The second knowledge sharing session was held in Kutaisi, Imereti. It was hosted by the Court Chair Leri Tedoradze, and the discussion was led by Judge Gocha Didava, another participant in the April exchange.

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  • 2018
    25
    May

    Tbilisi Judicial Exchange Judges Share Knowledge Gained in the U.S.

    In April 2018, eight Georgian first instance judges traveled to the U.S. in USAID/PROLoG’s first study trip under its expanded judicial exchange activities. On May 24, the four Tbilisi City Court judges who participated in that study trip made a presentation to 35 of their fellow judges on the key lessons learned during the exchange.

    The presentation was hosted by the Chairman of Tbilisi City Court, Judge Vasil Mshvenieradze who thanked USAID and PROLoG for their ongoing support to the Georgian judiciary. He said that he had already heard a great deal about the exchange – the judges were so excited when they returned that for days it was all anyone talked about. PROLoG Deputy Chief of Party Neil Weinstein also welcomed the participants and shared with them the wide-ranging support that USAID/PROLoG provides to the Georgian judiciary.

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