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Davit Asatiani started to fulfill the authority of the Chairman of Georgian Bar Association

29 December 2017

On December 27, Zaza Khatiashvili officially handed over the chair of the Bar Association  David Asatiani,  followed by the statements  made before the media.   The Chairman David Asatiani claimed: “We will take the Bar Association and the entire corps of lawyers in the new qualitative stage

David Asatiani became the Chairman of Georgian Bar Association

29 December 2017

On December 23, in the “Palace of Sport”, the second tour of the elections of the Chairman of GBA was held.   1022 lawyers have been registered to participate in   the second tour and 953 lawyers have voted; among them 922 lawyers voted for David Asatiani.   “"Our unity is inev

Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) named Zaza Khatiashvili as the human rights’ defender of the year.

01 July 2017

In Brussels, with the majority of votes, the Human Rights’ Committee of CCBE named Zaza Khatiashvili as the owner of the very honorary award for human Rights of the 2017 year. The official ceremonial of the award will be held in November, at the CCBE plenary session.   The award ceremonial takes place once

Georgian Bar Association applied to the Venice Commission

08 June 2017

Georgian Bar Association provided  the Venice Commission with its opinions regarding the formation process  of nomination of the Supreme Court’s  judges and the revision of the constitution, in which Georgian Bar Association is actively involved.    Please see the letter as a li

Condolences in regards to passing away of Ms. Lucy Dupong

10 May 2017

On behalf of Georgian Bar Association I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mrs. Lucy Dupong. She was indeed an extraordinary, kindhearted, benevolent person and outstanding professional.  Mrs. Dupong demise is an immeasurable loss, her contributions to the lega

Giorgi Margvelashvili - any pressure on lawyers will be considered as the pressure on the values, being obligatory to protect by the constitution.

30 November 2016

On the occasion of the “Lawyer’s Day”, the President of Georgia – Giorgi Margvelashvili visited Georgian Bar Association and opened the Training Center, renewed and equipped with the support of the President's Reserve Fund. The project “Material and technical support of the refor

Teleconference with EU Court remains as a tradition

10 October 2016

On October 10, video training took place for the second time in the renewed training center of GBA. It was a video conference with European Court of Human Rights, which seems to remain as a tradition. Court experts offered Georgian lawyers two- hour training about the issues on new form of application for submission

GeorgianBarAssociationSetsPrioritiesfor 2017-2018

28 July 2016

Members of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) discussed key priorities in 2017-2018 at a working meeting in Lopota on 27-28 July. Zaza Khatiashvili, Chair of the Georgian Bar Association, addressed the participants of an event, which brought together Georgian lawyers and representatives of the United Nations Developme

Over thirty representatives of the Georgian and international bar associations get together at a conference in Tbilisi on 20-21 June 2016 to discuss an independent, qualified and ethical exercise of the lawyer’s profession.

20 June 2016

The Conference is organised by the Georgian Bar Association, with assistance from the Council of Europe (CoE), European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in cooperation with the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.   Presid

Georgian Delegation participated in CCBE Executive Committee meeting

17 May 2016

In Vienna, the CCBE Executive Committee meeting was held, attended by the Georgian Delegation including the Chairman of GBA- Zaza Khatiashvili, David Asatiani and Irakli Kandasvili. Georgian Delegation focused on the fact of torture of Giorgi Mdinaradze from the police side and thanked the European Colleagues for the

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