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  • Condolences in regards to passing away of Ms. Lucy Dupong

    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 legal profession will not be easily forgotten. She will be sorely missed.

    During this difficult and challenging times we pay heartfelt homage to the departed soul. Our hearts go out to her family, as well as to her friends and her colleagues.

    Once again with a tremendously heavy heart and respect we send our sincere condolences to Mrs. Dupong family.

     

     

    My sincere condolences.

     

     

    Zaza Khatiashvili

    Chairman of Georgian Bar Association

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Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP)

Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) actively cooperates with the Georgian Bar Association since 2011 and implements wide variety of activities. With the support of JILEP GBA conducts CLE courses on professional ethics for all GBA members, develops and improves continuing legal education system in Georgia, supports reform of the bar examination, issues quarterly bar journal, supports strengthening of the Training Center and Ethics Commission and supports the establishment of the advisory opinion. For detailed information please visit www.ewmi-jilep.org

 

American Bar Association  ( ABA)

ABA is one of the oldest partners of GBA. In February, 2005 with the efforts of ABA  the first General Assembly of lawyers was organized and the Georgian Bar Association was created.  With ABA’s financial support, the first lawyers’ qualifying exams was held. 

ABA still successfully continues the support of GBA and regularly holds trainings in lawyers’ skills; trainings about the court based on the principles of general adversarial and jury trial regulated by the new Criminal Procedure Code. 

 

The Norwegian mission of rule of law advisers to Georgia (NORLAG)

  NORLAG is one of the important partners of GBA since 2006. With its financial support important trainings are implemented for lawyers:  Provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights, Juvenile Justice - domestic and international mechanisms, service for community as an alternative form of punishment, continuous judicial review - an effective mechanism for the judicial system. 

 

Support to the Criminal Justice System Reform in Georgia

The European Union continues to support strengthening of the rule of law and human rights in Georgia. On November 5 2012, EU funded project - Support to the Criminal Justice System Reform - was launched. Within the project European and Georgian experts work closely with all the institutions in the justice system, including the Georgia Bar Association.

In terms of support to the Georgian Bar Association - the capacity strengthening of the organization is the major aim of the project. To this extend the project supports the activities of GBA and its various bodies, Training Center, Ethics Commission, in order to ensure professional, ethical and competent legal assistance and representation of every individual in criminal proceedings.
 

 

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Since 2008 UNICEF successfully implements the projects: “Training for trainers on juvenile justice issues for lawyers” and  “ International standards of juvenile justice and Georgian legislation ". 

 

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Since 2007 Georgian Bar Association has an active cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in South Caucasia. With its financial support the following trainings are held for lawyers:  the standards of international law on  human rights, appeal mechanisms of The United Nations’ and the European Court.