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23 July, 2017

Constitutional Court of Georgia and Ilia State University hosts the 10th anniversary summer school on Constitutional and Human Rights Law

Constitutional Court of Georgia and Ilia State University hosts the 10th anniversary summer school on Constitutional and Human Rights Law

The Summer School will be officially opened on July 24th at 9.30 at the Constitutional Court of Georgia in Batumi. During two weeks the participants of the Summer School will attend the lectures on the following topics:Different Models of Judicial  Review;Constitutional Standards and International Norms Applicable to Criminal Procedure; Freedom of Religion and Expression. The participants will be welcomed by the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Mr. Zaza Tavadze, the representatives of EU4Justice: Judiciary Support Program and USAID-funded program “Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia” (EWMI/PROLoG).

The lectures of the Summer School will be delivered by Georgian and foreign experts, among them Prof.  Richard Vogler, University of Sussex; Prof. Bridget Arimond, Northwestern University; Prof.  Nathan Sales, Syracuse University; James P. Kelly III, President of Solidarity Center for Law and Justice; P.C. Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the representatives of the Constitutional Court of Georgia and University Professors.

The aim of the Summer school is to raise professional knowledge of future lawyers in the Constitutional and Human Rights Law. Twenty seven Bachelor and Master Students were selected from the Faculty of Law of Higher Institutions of Georgia. The lectures of the Foreign Experts will be delivered in English. 

The Summer School was launched on July 20thin Tbilisi. On July 20-21, Summer School participants visited the President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili at the Presidential Palace, met with the representatives of Public Defender’s Office of Georgia, attended public lectures delivered by the Professors of Ilia State University, visited the representatives of USAID at the Embassy of the United States of America to Georgia and met with the Team Leader of the EU4Justice: Judiciary Support Program Justice Renate Winter.

Closing Ceremony of the Summer School will be held on August 3rdat the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Successful students will be offered a paid internship at the Constitutional Court.

Summer School onConstitutional and Human Rights Law was for the first time held in 2008. Since then, the School has been preparing the  successful specialists in various fields of Law. Majority of them occupy leading positions in public as well as private sector.