Current Justices

President Zaza Tavadze

 

Date of birth, place of birth  - 09.02.1975, Zestaponi

 Marital Status -  Married

 

 

Education

The third level of higher education – PhD Studies at the School of Law of Grigol Robakidze University, 2017

Dissertation Thesis – A Priori Constitutionality Review in Georgia: Institutional Characteristics and Potential Challenges

The second level of higher education – Master’ Degree Program at the Faculty of Business and Management of the Tbilisi State University of Economic Relations, 2008-2010.

  • Specialty – International Business Administration.  
  • Master’s Thesis: International Trade with technologies and its legal aspects.

 

The second level of higher education -  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, for German language Master's degree, 2001-2002

The second level of higher education (Bachelor, equaled with Master’s Degree) Open Humanitarian University of Georgia, 1996

  • Specialty: Law.
  • Qualification: Lawyer
  • Qualification Paper: Juvenile Criminal Responsibility.

 

Work Experience

October 20, 2016 – currently     President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

January 2018 – currently           Chairman of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the  Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ)

2018                                         Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Judicial Constitutional Court of Georgia;

2016-2017                               Chairman of Conference  of the  European Constitutional Courts (CECC)

2010 -2016                               Vice- President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

Since March 30, 2010               A member of the Constitutional Court of Georgia (he started to exercise the authority of the                                                               Judge on June 15, 2010 from the day of oath-taking)

2008-2010                               Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia

2007-2008                               Chairman of Human Resources Department of the Office of Prosecutor General of Georgia

2004-2007                               Deputy Chairman of Human Resources Department of the Office of Prosecutor General of Georgia

2004                                        Head of Legal Department of the Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation

2000-2004                               A specialist at legal sector of the Public Servants’ Financial and Property Status Bureau of the Ministry of Justice

1999-2000                               Advisor of the Ministry of Justice Imereti Regional Service for local self-governing bodies

1999                                       Lawyer and then the Head of Organizational Department of Zestaponi Sakrebulo (the                                                                         representative self-governing body)

 

Pedagogical Experience

Invited Lecturer, School of Law, Professor, Grigol Robakidze University

Professional Development

  • In 2007 graduated from Tbilisi School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe

 

Articles

-    The limits of the  adversarial principle   in criminal   cases: review of   the decision of  the Constitutional Court of Georgia of September 29, 2015.

-    Acquisition of the right of ownership on immovable property – constitutional balance between the interests of primary owner and  purchaser in good faith (bona fide purchaser). Review   of the decision of the Constitutional Court of Georgia of October 17, 2017 (N3/4/550).

 

Languages

German, English, Russian