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Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

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Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

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National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

EWMI-PROLoG Supports Regional Conference on Independent Legal Aid

03 October 2017 EWMI-PROLoG Supports Regional Conference on Independent Legal Aid

On September 28-29, with the support of EWMI/PROLoG, United Nations Development Programme and Open Society Georgia Foundation, the Legal Aid Service of Georgia (LAS) hosted a regional conference on “Challenges and Importance of Independent Legal Aid.” The Conference brought together members of the Legal Aid Reformers’ Network and leading international experts from Great Britain, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Sierra Leone and Georgia.

The two-day event opened with welcome remarks from Georgian Parliament Chairperson Irakli Kobakhidze, Chief Justice Nino Gvenetadze, Director of LAS Meliton Benidze, Chairperson of Legal Aid Board Eka Popkhadze, and representatives of international donor organizations.

“On behalf of the Parliament of Georgia, I confirm our commitment that the LAS will have the full support by the Parliament to ensure constant development of the resources and successful activity,” Irakli Kobakhidze, Parliament’s chairperson, stated at the Conference.

Avrom Sherr, international expert and keynote speaker invited by EWMI/PROLoG, spoke about the importance of a peer review system as a tool for ensuring that quality service is rendered by the LAS lawyers.

Experts from the six different countries shared their experience concerning effective models of legal aid system administration, global challenges in ensuring access to legal aid services for vulnerable groups, innovations and use of modern technologies, and discussed problems related to access to justice and legal aid. At the end of the presentations discussions were held in which participants expressed their views on key issues of interest.

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