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Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

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EWMI/PROLoG Supports 10th Annual Constitutional Court Summer School in Batumi

09 August 2017 EWMI/PROLoG Supports 10th Annual Constitutional Court Summer School in Batumi

On July 24 through August 4, the Constitutional Court of Georgia conducted its 10th Annual Summer School on Constitutional Law and Human Rights. The Summer School was held on the Court’s premises in Batumi. The Summer School is designed to enhance the knowledge of future legal professionals in constitutional and human rights laws and is considered one of the most effective ways to promote human rights in Georgia today. Twenty-eight students had the opportunity to learn from experts, interact with peers, and build relationships. The Summer School included dynamic case studies, practical exercises, and theoretical discussions. The classes covered topics such as: different models of judicial review; constitutional and international standards applicable to criminal procedures; freedom of expression and religion; and application of international treaties by domestic courts. The students were selected through a competitive process involving an exam in English and interviews.  Before the start of the Summer School in Batumi, students met with the President of Georgia and the Ombudsman in Tbilisi to learn about the role that both institutions play in the development of democracy and rule of law in Georgia. Students also visited the USAID office in Georgia, where Deputy Mission Director Thomas Morris made a short presentation for students on USAID’s work in Georgia and the role it plays in the development of democracy and rule of law in the country.     

EWMI/PROLoG has supported the Constitutional Court Summer School for years. This year PROLoG provided financial assistance to the School and also engaged an international expert, Professor Bridget Arimond from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, USA), to provide training. Professor Arimond conducted lectures on freedom of religion, thought and conscience in U.S. legal practice and other parts of the world together with the PROLoG-supported Human Rights Chair at Ilia State University, Tamar Gurchiani. 

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