Rapid Response Grants

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Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

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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

Georgian Bar Association

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Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

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National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

USAID/PROLoG Supports Pilot Training for Judges in Mediation Law

02 March 2020 Pilot Training on Mediation for Judges

On February 29-March 1, USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with the High School of Justice (HSOJ), supported a two-day pilot training for Georgian judges in mediation. Twelve Judges from various courts of Georgia participated in the training program, which was developed with PROLoG’s support and the involvement of international and local experts, Ales Zalar and Sophie Tkemaladze. Alex Tsuladze, Supreme Court judge, Irakli Kopaliani and Zaal Maruashvili, Tbilisi City Court judges, previously trained by PROLoG’s experts through the Training for Training (ToT) course, led the course.

Theoretical and practical aspects of the most important topics of mediation were covered during the training, such as the difference between settlement in courts and mediation; the essence of mediation; referral to mediation; legal framework; enforcement of mediated settlement agreements; and other related topics. The participants tried their new skills at mock trials and role playing exercises.

It should be noted that during the training three participants mentioned they were PROLoG’s Judicial Exchange Program alumni. The judges said they attended mediation sessions during the study visit to the US, which is an added value for the course.

New training in mediation is scheduled to be continued in 2020 to involve more judges with the help of a cadre of judge-trainers, produced as a result of ToT and pilot training conducted by PROLoG, who will continue to teach the course for the HSOJ.

 

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