than two hundred Georgian judges, as well as invited international experts and
professionals, donors and representatives of executive government will hear the
speeches of Davit Usupashvili - the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia,
Konstantine Kublashvili â€“ the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia, and Thea
Tsulukiani â€“ the Minister of Justice of Georgia. In their opening speeches
Phillip Dimitrov â€“ the Ambassador of the European Union, Richard Norland â€“ the
Ambassador of the United States, Ortwin Hennig - the Ambassador of Germany,
Caterina Bolognese - Head of the Council of Europe Office in
Georgia and Inita Paulovica â€“ UNDP Resident Representative a.i. will
speak about the role and importance of the independent judiciary.
independent and transparent judiciary is one of the most important attributes of
the rule of law and democratic state. The United Nations, the European Union and
its member states and the United States of America affirmed full support to the
readiness declared by the leadership of Georgia â€“ to support the independence of
the judiciary and empowerment of judges with respect to managing the judicial
power, as this is the one of the cornerstones for democracy and the rule of
scope of the conference, discussions will be held on the independence and
transparency of the judiciary, professional development of judges, judicial
ethics and responsibility, as well as initial and continuous trainings for
judges and the high school of justice.
of the conference will have an opportunity to learn international best practices
of judicial system operations, presented by Judge Ulrich Hagenloch - the
Chairperson of the Court of Appeal of Dresden, International Judge Agnieszka
Millart, Judge Timothy J. Balland â€“ from US and other international experts.
Members of the conference will also hear assessments and recommendations from
organizers of the conference:
Gesellschaft fÃ¼r Internationale ZusammenarbeitGIZ), EU Funded Project to Support
Criminal Justice System Reform in Georgia (EUCJR), USAID Judicial Independence
and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP), German foundation for International Legal
Cooperation (IRZ), Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Georgia
(NORLAG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Council of Europe (CoE).
Venue: Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel,
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge