COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

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

Georgian Bar Association

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

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

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  • 2020
    11
    Aug

    Training of Trainers for Judges on Sexual Harassment

    On August 8-10, USAID/PROLoG, in cooperation with the High School of Justice (HSoJ), organized Training of Trainers (ToT) for the judges of common courts on enhancing justice through gender equality and eliminating sexual harassment. Adam Schmidt, Director of Democracy, Government and Social Development at USAID Georgia, and Giorgi Tkavadze, head of the independent board of HSoJ made opening remarks. The training was led by Patricia Noonan, international expert, and Mariam Gaiparshvili, local expert, who were involved in development of the course.

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  • 2020
    05
    Aug

    USAID/PROLoG Supports First Online Trainings on Child Rights for LAS Lawyers

    In July-August, with USAID/PROLoG grant assistance, the State funded Legal Aid Service (LAS) organized online trainings on Child Rights for three groups of lawyers and consultants, as well as selected public registry lawyers.

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  • 2020
    03
    Aug

    GTUC Conducts Online Discussion on Essential Terms of Employment Contract and Covid-19

    On July 31, Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded project “Legal Aid for Protection of Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic,” organized an online discussion on “Essential Terms of Employment Contract and Covid-19.” GTUC lawyers Tamar Surmava and Irakli Mkheidze hosted the event with Levan Gogitauri, PR specialist, moderating the discussion. The purpose of the event was to share information concerning employees’ labor rights during the pandemic.

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  • 2020
    31
    Jul

    NCCE Hosts Online Meeting on Cases of Ethnic Discrimination During COVID-19 Pandemic

    On July 31, in the framework of its USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG grant, Marneuli and Akhaltsikhe offices of the Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE) organized an online meeting on cases of ethnic discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 2020
    31
    Jul

    USAID/PROLoG Supports Georgian Association of Arbitrators to Improve Disciplinary Proceedings

    On July 28-30 USAID/PROLoG Ethics Expert James Moliterno conducted online training for the ethics commission and investigators of Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA), many of whom are new and have limited experience.

    Georgian Association of Arbitrators — the only self-regulatory body of arbitrators in Georgia —has developed a Code of Ethics with the help of JILEP, a predecessor to the PROLoG project. Over the last year, interest in arbitration, particularly “Business to Business” arbitration cases has increased, and it is of particular importance that the practice of arbitration becomes more ethical and professional.

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  • 2020
    31
    Jul

    TDI Presents “Restitution Policy of Religious Property in Georgia”

    On July 30, with the support of USAID/PROLoG, Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) organized an online presentation of the policy document “Restitution Policy of Religious Property in Georgia.”  Mariam Gavtadze, TDI’s Strategic Litigation Program Director, and Giorgi Chkheidze, USAID/PROLoG Chief of Party, made opening remarks. Giorgi Noniashvili, TDI, presented the main findings of the document. Beka Mindiashvili, Head of the Tolerance Centre under the Auspices of the PDO, spoke about the challenges regarding the restitution of religious property. Representatives of various religious organizations also took part in the presentation:

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  • 2020
    29
    Jul

    USAID/PROLoG-Supported HR Law Clinic Spurs Civil Service Reform

    The USAID/PROLoG-supported Human Rights and Constitutional Law Clinic at Ilia State University offers free legal services to marginalized groups, while providing students with a unique hands-on experience, working on strategically selected litigation. Last year, the 24 law students enrolled in the Clinic worked on 26 cases. In July, 2019 Clinic students filed an application with the Ombudsperson's office regarding unpaid internships in the civil service (namely, Tbilisi City Court).

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  • 2020
    29
    Jul

    USAID/PROLoG Supports First Series of Online Trainings on Child Rights for Judges

    In June-July, with USAID/PROLoG support, the High School of Justice (HSoJ) organized the first series of online trainings on Child Rights for Judges. The need for the training emerged when the Georgian parliament passed a new Code on Child Rights in September, 2019. The Code regulates issues of Child rights and freedoms, creates a legal framework for the functioning of relevant support systems and requires specialized interdisciplinary training for all actors within the justice system who have contact with a child.

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  • 2020
    28
    Jul

    PROLoG Supports Workshop for Judicial Disciplinary Committee on New Grounds for Judicial Discipline

    On July 27th, USAID/PROLOG supported a remote workshop for the Judicial Disciplinary Committee on grounds for judicial discipline, involving PROLoG’s US expert, Victoria Henley, former Director-Chief Council of the California Commission on Judicial Performance. The Fourth Wave of Judicial Reform legislative amendments that entered into force on January 1st, 2020 introduced a more detailed and better-defined list of judicial disciplinary violations. 

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  • 2020
    22
    Jul

    Georgian Law Institute (GLI) Organizes Second Working Meeting with Representatives of Regional Universities

    On July 16-17, supported by a USAID/PROLoG grant, Georgian Law Institute (GLI) organized a second working meeting with representatives of Batumi, Kutaisi and Samtkshe-Javakheti universities. Participants discussed gaps in the existing externship programs at the partner universities, recommendations for their further development and the rules for the moot court competition.

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