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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

Free University and Constitutional Court of Georgia Organized Summer School on Religious Freedom

29 September 2017 Professors Rich, Lomtatidze and Zedelashvili discuss the legal status of religious organizations

On September 9-13, in the framework of its EWMI/PROLoG grant, the National Institute for Human Rights at Free University Tbilisi, in partnership with the Constitutional Court of Georgia, conducted its second annual summer school on human rights at the Constitutional Court of Georgia. The topic of the summer school was religious freedom, and the school covered comparative overview of jurisprudence from the Constitutional Court of Georgia, U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Professor Bill Rich, from EWMI/PROLoG partner Washburn University, was one of the speakers at the school, together with Professors David Zedelashvili and Ekaterine Lomtatidze from Free University. Professor Rich provided an overview of relevant principles from the U.S., including the First Amendment’s provision on religion, its application and current challenges. Professors Zedelashvili and Lomtatidze discussed the most controversial issues of religious freedom in Georgia and in Europe, including the legal status of religious associations and the rights of individuals.    

The summer school attracted more than 200 applicants, and after a rigorous selection process 28 students were selected to participate. The school included interactive lectures and discussions, as well as a mock trial and a volleyball competition to ensure full engagement of the students.

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