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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

  • 2019
    13
    Dec

    2019 University Human Rights Week Successfully Completed

    From December 2-10, with the support of USAID/PROLoG, Free University Tbilisi and fourteen other Georgian law schools, including two regional universities, organized the annual University Human Rights Week.  Human Rights Week is an annual event that celebrates December 10 as Human Right Day and aims to disseminate knowledge among students and the younger generation.

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  • 2019
    10
    Dec

    Public Discussion on Women in the Military

    On December 9 the USAID/PROLoG-supported Human Rights Chair at ILIA State University Law School organized a public discussion on Women in the Military Field. Speakers included US military attaché in Georgia, Colonel Stephanie Bagley and Tamar Karosanidze, Chief of Party for the USAID-funded program Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society in Sustainability (ACESS), and a former Deputy Defense Minister of Georgia. A public discussion was moderated by ILIA State University Rector, Giga Zedania.

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  • 2019
    05
    Dec

    Judicial Exchange (JudEx) Alumni Judge Shorena Tsikaridze met Students from Civics Clubs

    On November 27th, Tbilisi City Court Judge Shorena Tsikaridze met around fifty students from Civics Clubs at Public School No.177.

    The meeting was organized by USAID/PROLoG in cooperation with USAID funded Momavlis Taoba Project, implemented by PH International. 

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  • 2019
    05
    Dec

    GYLA presents findings of the report on June 20-21 events

    On November 27, the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented a legal assessment of the June 20-21 events. The report, developed with the support from USAID/PROLoG, looks into human rights violations during and after the dispersal of the rally. Based on a comprehensive analysis GYLA found that the application of force against participants was unlawful and disproportionate to the threats posed. Numerous cases of physical and verbal abuse by law enforcement officers were reported, including inhuman treatment of arrested individuals. The rights of media professionals were also violated. The Ministry of Internal Affairs massively and indiscriminately arrested protesters, and, as a result, 121 individuals were subjected to detention, the strictest administrative sanction. 

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  • 2019
    03
    Dec

    USAID/PROLoG Supports National Moot Court Competition on Legal Ethics

    From November 22-24, the USAID/PROLoG-funded Legal Ethics Chair at New Vision University organized the second National Moot Court Competition on Legal Ethics. Twenty-seven students from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, University of Georgia, New Vision and Sulkhan Saba University took part.

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  • 2019
    26
    Nov

    USAID/PROLoG Expert Judge Conducts Shadowing of Georgian Judges in Batumi

    On November 9-18, USAID/PROLoG brought a former U.S. judge, Jesse Goode, from Washington DC to Georgia for a fourth shadowing visit. USAID/PROLoG has organized similar visits to Tbilisi, Rustavi and Kutaisi in the past year.

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  • 2019
    12
    Nov

    USAID/PROLoG supports conference on freedom of expression and hate speech, organized by Transparency International Georgia

    On November 1, Transparency International Georgia held a conference, “Hate Speech – Challenges and International Experience,” supported by USAID/PROLoG and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Elizabeth Rood, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the US Embassy and Nino Goguadze, First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament Foreign Relations Committee, opened the conference, which was dedicated to the problem of hate speech and risks associated with its regulation by the state. USAID/PROLoG brought Jason C. DeSanto, Senior Lecturer from Northwestern University, to talk about the US standards for the protection of freedom of expression and contemporary challenges caused by hate speech, fake news, and defamation of public officials. 

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  • 2019
    12
    Nov

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Workshop on Communication Skills for Constitutional Court Staff

    On October 30, USAID/PROLoG organized a one-day workshop for staff of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on effective communication skills. Professor Jason DeSanto from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA) conducted the workshop. Prof. DeSanto has more than 15 years of experience as a political speechwriter and a debate strategist, having assisted U.S Senators, members of Congress, and several American presidential campaigns. Effectively communicating court judgments to a wider public is essential to strengthening the rule of law. During the workshop, Prof. DeSanto talked about public persuasion and advocacy, as well as public speaking. The workshop was attended by employees of the press office, protocol and public relations, international relations, legal and analytical departments.

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  • 2019
    11
    Nov

    USAID/PROLoG Organizes a Study Tour for Georgian Mentor Judges to Boston, Massachusetts

    From October 26 to November 2, USAID/PROLoG organized a study tour for Georgian mentor judges and the Director of the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSOJ) to Boston, Massachusetts. The goal of the tour was to study the Massachusetts judicial mentoring system and improve mentoring of judicial listeners in Georgia.

    During the visit, participants were first introduced to the judicial system of Massachusetts at one of the leading U.S. law firms, Kirkland & Ellis. The delegation then visited the Judicial Institute, a Massachusetts training center for trial court judges, and discussed the in-service training opportunities with the Director, Ellen O’Connor, Kate Dulit and other representatives of the Institute.

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  • 2019
    17
    Oct

    GYLA presents the Court Monitoring Findings

    On October 9, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) presented the 13th Criminal Trial Monitoring Report for the period of March 2018-March 2019. The trial monitoring project, supported by EWMI-PROLoG covers courts in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Gori, and Telavi. It aims to detect trends in court proceedings from the perspective of protection of due process rights.

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