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03 August, 2017

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

On August 3 a Closing Ceremony of Summer School was held at the Constitutional Court of Georgia. The event was opened by the Vice- President of the Constitutional Court Ms. Lali Papiashvili, who addressed the students.

“I would like to congratulate on behalf of the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Mr. Zaza Tavadze on successful accomplishment of the Summer School. As I am aware you have demonstrated good results.  Let me and would like to wish you success in your professional career. I hope that  that you will express willingness to continue your professional activity at the Constitutional Court. In this regard, the Court has a rather significant experience, as currently majority of the Summer School Alumni Graduates are employed at the Constitutional Court of Georgia”, noted Ms. Lali Papiashvili.  

The representative of USAID Mr. Giorgi Vashakidze congratulated the participants on success     accomplishment of the Summer School.

School alumni - twenty seven Bachelor and Master Students from the Faculty of Law of Higher Institutions of Georgia were granted with the Certificates on Successful Accomplishment of the Summer School. Out of 27 listeners 7 best ones were identified, among them two best participants of the MuteMoot Courts. Best listeners were awarded with symbolic gifts – a gavel.

Successful graduates will be enabled to take a paid internship at the Constitutional Court.

The Summer School on Constitutional and Human Rights Law  of the  Constitutional Court of Georgia and Ilia State university School of Law with the assistance of EU4Justice: Judiciary Support Program and USAID-funded program “Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia” (EWMI/PROLoG) was officially opened on July 24th at the Constitutional Court of Georgia and during two weeks the participants were able to attend attended 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 lectures of the Summer School were 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 were delivered in English.

It is noteworthy that the Summer School on Constitutional and Human Rights Law was for the first time held in 2008 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.