European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)






1946                 Graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty (Department) of Law;

Since 1964        Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Tbilisi State University; Professor of International Law

Since 1985        Has given lecture courses and individual lectures on the theory of international law, ethnic conflict and international law, international criminal law, protection of individuals before the state inter international law, at the main universities and academic institutes of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Azerbaijan as well as the universities of the United States of America (Emory and Boston Universities), Germany (Humbold University) and others.

In 1981 delivered lectures on Legal Notion of Jus Cogens in Contemporary International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law.

 Author of 200 publications, including 20 books, monographs, Manuals of International Law, other publications covering the United Nations Human Rights activities, Notions and Practices, Ethnic Cleansing/Genocide, Peaceful settlement of internal armed conflicts; problems of self-determination in contemporary international law and other relevant issues, published in Georgian, German, Russian, English, Spanish languages.

1991-1992         Member of the Parliament of Georgia

1992-1993         Member of the State Council of Georgia
                           Head of the International Relations Committee

1992-2003         Chief Advisor to the President of Georgia on International Law Issues

1970-1977         Senior Human Rights officer, Division of Human Rights, United Nations Secretariat (New-York, Geneva)

Since 1999-        Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

1995-2003         Member, Scientific Board of the International Research Center for East-West Relations

1995-present      President, Club of Rome in Georgia

Since 2000         Director, Institute of European Law and International Law of Human Rights


Georgian, Russian, English, French.