Summer School

Official Opening of the Summer School of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

Today, the Summer School of the Constitutional Court of Georgia was officially opened. The participants were greeted by President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Prof. Dr. Merab Turava, Deputy Head of Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia Mr. Vahagn MURADYAN, Chief of Party of the USAID/PROLoG funded project: “Supporting Rule of Law in Georgia” Mr. Giorgi Chkheidze.

During one week, the participants of the Summer School will listen to the lectures on various actual issues of the Constitutional Law, among them the models of Judicial Review, standards on Freedom of Speech and Expression in the USA, Europe and Georgia, standards of protection of Freedom of Expression in the digital media, as well as intermediary liability of social platforms and Facebook's Independent Oversight Board.

Furthermore, the participants of the Summer School will participate in the moot court sessions. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Summer Scholl will be held online.

Lectures of the Summer School will be delivered by Mr. Teimuraz Tughushi, Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, Mr. Lado Chanturia, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Georgia and Professor of Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University; Mr. David E. McCraw, Senior Vice- President & Deputy General Counsel of The New York Times Company, Adjunct Professor of Harvard and New York University University; Mr. Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law Columbia Law School; Co-chair of Facebook's Independent Oversight Board; Mr. Jason C DeSanto, Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law (USA); Mr. Mathias Moschel, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Legal Studies at Central European University, Budapest (CEU); Mr. Levan Maisuradze, Constitutional Law Expert, Lawyer at the Georgian National Communications Commission.

The Summer School of the Constitutional Court of Georgia aims at raising professional awareness of future lawyers in the Constitutional and Human Rights Law.

On the basis of contest 22 best students and graduates of Law Schools from Georgian Universities were selected to participate in the Summer School. Therefore, it is noteworthy that distinguished participants of the school will be given an opportunity to continue their activity through internship and further employment at the Constitutional Court.

This year, Constitutional Court of Georgia is hosting the 13th Summer School, which is held with the support of EU/CoE co-funded Programme “Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia” and EWMI/PRLoG Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia.

It should be noted that graduates of the Summer School occupy leading positions in various public and private institutions, which is an indicator of the success of the project.

The Summer School of the Constitutional Court will be completed on July 22.