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02 August, 2018

Summer School of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on Constitutional and Human Rights Law Completed

Summer School of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on Constitutional and Human Rights Law was completed, which is held with the financial support of EU4Justice Judiciary Support Program, USAID Funded EWMI-PROLoG Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia and in partnership with Grigol Robakidze University.

Today, the President of the Constitutional Court Mr. Zaza Tavadze congratulated the participants on successful graduation of the school and awarded with the Certificates of Completion. Ms. Ana Pirtskhalaishvili (Dean of Public Administration and Policy of Grigol Robakidze University) and Mr. Giorgi Vashakidze (Representative of USAID Funded EWMI-PROLoG Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia) addressed the participants of the Summer School with speeches. The event was attended by the organizers and listeners.

Four best students were revealed from the participants of the Summer School: Mariam Nutsubidze, Ana Jabauri, Ana Maghlaperidze and Shota Kobalia, who also became the best participant of the Moot Court. It is also noteworthy that distinguished participants of the Summer School will be enabled to start a professional activity at the court through internship and further employment.

The lectures of the Summer School were delivered by the Judges of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, as well as Invited Professors: Jan Komárek, Professor of EU law at the University of Copenhagen; Robert A. Schapiro, Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law; Richard Vogler, Professor of Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Sussex; Hans S. Crombag, Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Co-Director Crime Research Centre (CRC) School of Psychology and Sussex Neuroscience at the University of Sussex;  Andrew Koppelman,  Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University;  Eckhard Pache, Dean of the Law Faculty at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg.

Since 2008 the Constitutional Court of Georgia has been organizing the Summer School on annual basis, which aims at raising professional knowledge of future lawyers in Constitutional and Human Rights Law. As a result of the competition 27 best students of the Law Faculties were selected from Georgian Universities.

It must be also mentioned that the graduates of the Summer School occupy leading positions in public as well as private sector, which serves as the testament to the project's success.