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Doctor of International Law. Professor of European University (Georgia)
Ioseb Kelenjeridze graduated with honor from the Tbilisi State University faculty of law in 1999. In 2000, he completed the faculty of western European language and literature, specialty of romanticism (French language and literature) in the same university. In 2005-2007 he studied International Law at the Pierre Mendes Franse University in Grenoble, France. In 2015, he become a Doctor of International Law.
He has completed Postgraduate Diploma professional Courses in the field of International Law at Jean Monnet (Rennes) and Sorbonne (Paris) University. In 2012-2015, he made certificate vocational training and skills development courses in the field of Human Rights and International Law at Strasburg International Institution of Human Rights.
He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the international scientific journal Law and World, organizer and participant of many international conferences, projects, seminars and trainings.
At different times, he worked in responsible positions of state structures. Currently he is the Director of European University Institute of Law.
He leads courses in International Law and Human Rights International Law. He has published scientific articles in both Georgian and foreign publications.
Doctor of Law, Professor of Grigol Robakidze University.President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia (Georgia)
Merab Turava defended his thesis in 1997 at the Humboldt University of Berlin and was awarded a PhD degree. 1998-2005 he wasa board member and Head of the Criminal Law direction at the Training Center of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (judicial training), in 1999-2001 was an expert in criminal law judicial training in TACIS-EU- project. Merab Turava different times was a board member of the State Commission of Criminal Law Reform; The Head of the Working Groupof Georgia’s Criminal Procedure Code ProjectDevelopmentCommittee; The judge of the Supreme Court’s Chamber of Criminal Affairs; Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court’sChamber of Criminal Affairs. In 1998-2005 he was an Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Law of IvaneJavakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and in 2005-2008 anAssociate Professor of the Faculty of Law at the same University. Since 2007MerabTuravahas been a Professor at the University of Georgia, Head of Department of Criminal Law. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Constitutional Court of Georgia And from 2020 President of the Constitutional Court. He is an author of many scientific papers and monographs.
Doctor of Law. Affiliated assistant professor at the Caucasus International University. Head of the Crime Investigation Department of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia (Georgia)
In 1997 he graduated with honors from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law. In 2020, he defended his doctoral dissertation in criminal law at the Caucasus International University, on the topic: “Specifics of official crime investigation (Articles 332-333 of the Criminal Code of Georgia) and legal analysis of the evidence standard. He has passed the exams of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Bar (with a specialization in criminal law). Irakli Nadareishvili has worked at various times in the court, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and in the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. Since 2015, Irakli Nadareishvili has been the Head of the Crime Investigation Department of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia.
Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Aix-Marseille, Director of Sciences Po Aix (France)
Rostane Mehdi is an Associate of Faculties of Law, Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Aix-Marseille (since 1996) and at the College of Europe in Bruges (since 2002). He holds a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair and has been a visiting professor in many French and foreign universities. After leading the Center for International and Community Studies (2003-2009) and then the CNRS Joint Research Unit "International, Comparative and European Law" (2009-2015), he was appointed Director of Sciences Po Aix in June 2015.
He also assumed various national responsibilities (Chairman of the Commission for the Study of the European Communities from 2001 to 2004; Scientific Delegate Coordinator to the Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education from 2007 to 2010) as well as numerous national expertise missions: National mission on the role and organization of legal research in the CNRS scientific strategy in 2016; Expertise for the National Chamber of Bailiffs, "Study on various aspects of the possible impact of Directive 2006/123 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market on conditions for the performance of their duties by bailiffs "in 2013; Member of the jury of the National Competition of Public Law Examination (2011- 2012); Member of the Working Group on Law and Justice of the Union for the Mediterranean Mission, Presidency of the French Republic (2008); Member of the group of experts convened by the Mediterranean Institute on the Mediterranean Union project (2007); Consultation for the Electronic Communications and Post Office Regulatory Authority (2007); Member of the Working Group of the Council of State on the "insertion of Community standards in France" constituted at the request of the Prime Minister (2006).
He also participated in numerous missions in Europe and beyond: Writing a collaborative report (M. Ballesteros, M. Eliantonio, D. Petrovic); “Tools for implementation and application of EU law and evaluation for their effectiveness”, European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies (2013); Expertise with the Tunisian Constituent Assembly, participation in a seminar "Drafting of the Constitution in Tunisia: international law in the draft constitution", [Democracy reporting international] (March 2013); Training of Algerian diplomats, "Decision-making in the EU", Bruges College of Europe - Diplomatic Institute [Algeria] (since 2012); Mission of expertise to the Center of Legal and Judicial Research (CRJJ) of the Ministry of Justice with a view to an optimal implementation of its missions of research and expertise (Algiers June 2011); Support program for the National Research System (SNR) in Morocco for integration into the European Research Area (ERA) (4 missions 2011-2013); Program to support the implementation of the Algeria-EU Association Agreement: Head of the expert mission to the Algerian Ministry of Justice with a view to "Strengthening the structures and functioning of the Center for Legal and Judicial Research (CRJJ)” establishment of a twinning Document (July-October 2010); Short-term expert mission within the framework of the support program for the reform of justice in Algeria (Meda II): training seminar for senior judges in International and European environmental law (April 2010); Expert at CARIM - Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration - IUE (2009-2010); Hearing by the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport of the European Parliament (18 February 2004); Member of the Group of Wise Persons on the Dialogue of Peoples and Cultures in the Mediterranean Basin, appointed by President Romano Prodi (2003)
Rostane Mehdi is the author of about a hundred articles on European Union law (covering the Union's institutional law, the interrelations of legal systems, the Union's external relations, the Area of Freedom, Security and justice), in international law and a dozen books as author or director.
Professor, Panthéon Assas University (Paris II). Responsible for the Master 2 (European Union Law). Director of the “European Union Law” collection. Honorary President of the Association for European Studies (France)
Fabrice Picod holds a PhD in Law of the University of Strasbourg (1994) and became Professor in 1996. Since 1999, he is Professor at the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2). He is specialized in European Union Law and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European and Procedural Law. He is Director of the Master Program the University Paris 2. Professor Picod is member of the Academic Scient „Droit et contentieux de l’Union européenne” at ific Council „Conseil national des Universités” since 2011. He presided the French Association of European Studies (CEDECE) between 2009-2013. He was Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Union (1990-1991).
Professor Picod is Founding Director of the Collection “Droit de l’Union européenne”, published by Bruylant (Brussels) and Director of the “Jurisclasseur Europe”, published by LexisNexis, since 2005. He is Co-director of the “Revue des affaires européennes” and of the “Annuaire de droit de l’Union européenne.
His publications are related to EU law, human rights, litigation, state aids, competition,
consumer protection, internal market (goods, services and capital), His research project
in Luxembourg concerns EU procedural law.
Professor of Law at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) (France)
Martin Collet is Professor of Law at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where he manages the master programs in tax law and in International taxation. He is a member of the Conseil des prélèvements obligatoires. He is the author of many publications on taxation, public finance and administrative law and is also a board member of several law journals. He has been a partner of Corpus Consultants since 2011. Professor Collet recently published Public Finances (LGDJ, 5ème éd., 2020), Tax Law (Presses universitaires de France, 8ème éd., 2020), Confiscatory tax (Odile Jacob, 2014) and Procédures fiscales (Presses universitaires de France, 4ème éd., 2020) with Pierre Collin.
Professor of the University of Rennes (1) (France)
Anne Hamonic holds a PhD in law of the University of Rennes 1, France, since 2012, afterdefending her thesis entitled „The relations between the European Union and the UnitedNations in the field of crisis management“. Since 2014, she is a lecturer in public law at theUniversity of Rennes 1, and co-director of the Master in European Law. Specialised in EuropeanUnion law, her teaching focuses in particular on European organisations, the Union's externalaction, European Union citizenship, the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Her researchactivities are concerned with the European Union's external action, in particular the CommonForeign and Security Policy (CFSP) and defence policy. In addition to participating in variousconferences and writing numerous scientific articles, she contributes to the column dedicated tothe external action of the European Union in the Revue trimestrielle de droit européen, andmore particularly to the Security section.
Deputy public prosecutor at the court of Saint Brieuc, in French Brittany (France)
Grégory Martin-dit Neuville joined the judiciary in 2017 after having previously practiced as a lawyer specialized in criminal law and procedure at the Chartres bar. He holds law degrees from the faculties of Toulouse and Aix-Marseille and is also a speaker at the French National School for the Judiciary. Now he is a deputy public prosecutor at the court of Saint Brieuc, in French Brittany.
Associate Professor in public Law at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lille (France)
Matthieu Meerpoel is Associate Professor in public Law at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lille in France. He is member of the research Centre on the relationships between Risk and Law (C3RD) and member of the French Society on Environmental Law (SFDE). His fields of research concern more particularly environmental law (climate, air pollution), disaster risk law and territorial resilience.
Associate Professor of Private Law – MIUR qualification as Full Professor, Lawyer at the Higher Magistrates Department of Economics, Roma Tre University Erasmus Academic Coordinator (Italy)
Prof. Francesco Longobucco got in 2010 a PhD about “The civil problems of the person” at the University of Sannio and is Professor of private law at the Roma Tre University from 2011, where he taught and teaches private law, consumer law, civil environmental law, private law of big data and new technologies, legal foundations of new technologies (degree course in Data Science), private law for music and entertainment (DAMS degree course). In other Italian Universities he has also taught private international law, contract law between companies, competition law and contract law in a pro-competitive key. He has also carried out research and teaching activities in foreign Universities (China – Bejing University, Spain – Universidad de Pablo Olavide, France – Sorbonne Université, Germany – Heidelberg University, UK – University of Oxford, United States – Loyola Law School of Los Angeles). He has been a speaker at numerous Italian and International specialist conferences. He is the author of various monographic works and numerous essays also translated into English, Spanish, Chinese, published in journals and volumes of high national and international scientific value.
Ph.D. (Law), Dr. Hab. Iur., Professor of the University of Warsaw and the Head of the Department of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, Doctor honoris causa of the European University in Tbilisi, Member of the European Parliament (Poland)
Karol Karski is a Professor of the University of Warsaw. He holds doctoral (Ph.D.) and postdoctoral (Habilitation) degrees in law. He is the Head of the Department of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration. Author of over 100 publications in the field of international law and European law. He was, inter alia, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Chairperson of the Committee for EU Affairs and Vice-Chairperson of the Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He is a Member of the European Parliament, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and its Sub-Committee on Human Rights. Honorary academician, professor and doctor of over a dozen universities and research institutions, including doctor honoris causa of the European University in Tbilisi.
Head of UNESCO Chair of Human Rights and Information Law of Law Faculty at Baku State University, Doctor of Laws, Professor (Azerbaijan)
Amir Aliyev is a Doctor of Law, Professor. He studied at the Law Faculty of Baku State University - BSU (Azerbaijan, Baku) From 1989 to 1994. From 1997 works as lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor and professor at BSU. From 2011-2021 Dean of Law Faculty of BSU. 2015- Head of UNESCO Chair of Human Rights and information Law Faculty of BSU.
In 2003 defended a thesis on "Legal status of foreigners in the Republic of Azerbaijan and international law" and achieved the degree of PhD. In 2007 defended a thesis on "International-legal regulation of status of foreigners and stateless persons: theory and practice" and achieved the degree of Doctor of Laws.
Under his scientific supervision 50 PhD and 3 Doctor of Laws dissertations has been defended. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific-Analytic Journal of "International Law and Integration Problems" released by BSU – www.jilip.org
Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific-Analytic Journal of "Azerbaijan Law Journal" released by BSU - www.ahj.az
He has published numerous publications, papers, monographs, textbooks in the field of law:
Lawyer approved by the Supreme Court and the Council of State Approved Industrial Property attorney with INAPI Doctor of Laws – Aix-Marseille University (Algeria)
Abdelghani Benaired is a doctor of law graduated from Aix-Marseille University
(France). Business lawyer since 2007 in Algeria and authorized representative in
Industrial Property. He taught several courses at the University of Mostaganem
(Algeria). Recently he joined the World Intellectual Property Organization as an expert
in industrial property. He has participated in several international congresses and
seminars on intellectual property. He is the author of several books on intellectual
property in Algeria.
He is also a trainer in trademark law, patents and design and company law.
Doctor of Law, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, Professor at St. Andrew the First-Called Georgian University. (Georgia)
Eva Gotsiridze worked in the Supreme Court of Georgia, the High Council of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on the basis of a contract at different times ; was a member of the Bar Association; She completed scientific internships at Wayne State University (USA; Michigan) and at the Federalism Institute (Hanover, Germany); She has received international certificates of OSCE, TACIS, ABA, ERA and "The National Center of State Courts" (USA). The topic of her candidates thesis was: "Impeachment in the United States of America, (constitutional dilemmas"), and her doctoral thesis - was "Freedom of expression in the conflict of values (according to the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court"). She has published 6 translation collections of the European Court of Human Rights decisions, as well as a number of official documents translations of the Council of Europe in the field of justice, accompanied by relevant analysis and commentary. She was the author of more than 100 scientific articles published in 6 countries of the world in different languages; published the following books: "Freedom of expression according to US and Canadian constitutional law and The European Court of Human Rights (comparative analysis)" (Tbilisi, 2004); "Causality in the European law of human rights" (Tbilisi, 2005); "Freedom of expression in the conflict of values" (Tbilisi, 2006); "The right to life according to the European Convention on Human Rights" (Tbilisi, 2006); "Commentary on the Constitution of Georgia" Chapter 2, Center for Constitutionalism (co-authored); GIZ (2013); "Impeachment in the United States of America, constitutional dilemmas" (Tbilisi, 2013); "Our Constitution, commentary, basic human rights and freedoms" (Tbilisi, 2015). She is fluent in English, French and Russian languages.
Doctor of Law, Professor of Business and Technology University, Chair of the Doctoral Program – "Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Public Sector"
Dr. Khatuna Burkadze, a graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, has been a Fulbright scholar at the MIT Center for International Studies, visiting professor at Columbia University, Bard College, and The Fletcher School. She has successfully completed programs on negotiations and security studies at Harvard University and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Dr. Burkadze is an alumna of the U.S. Department of State’s Program on American Foreign Policy. She is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters. Dr. Khatuna Burkadze has working experience in the legislative, executive and judicial governmental branches. She has been employed by the Parliament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister and Supreme Court of Georgia. Currently, Professor Burkadze delivers lectures at Business and Technology University in Tbilisi, and she is a Chair of the Doctoral Program – “Digital Governance and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Public Sector”.
Doctor of International Law, the dean of Law and Social faculty at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, associate Professor (Georgia)
1998-2001- post-graduate studies in RUDN University of Moscow and got PhD in International Law in 2002. 1991-1998 – studied in Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Faculty of Law (one level five year educational program). 1993-1995 – studied in International Law Institute (Moscow) and got Master’s Degree. Since 2002 is giving lectures and doing research work in Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. Since 2012 – Head of Quality Assurance Service in Batumi State Maritime Academy. 2012-2015 – Professor at Zugdidi Shota Meskhia State University. Is giving lectures in International Law and its sphere. Since 2011 – Higher Education Accreditation Expert. Worked in Government of Ajara on position of Head of Department. Has private practice as lawyer for private companies. Is doing active research and scientific work. Has articles in Georgian, Russian and English languages and one monograph. Scientific and research sphere of interest: international law, human rights, international humanitarian law, international maritime law and international criminal law. From 2019 - Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University.
Doctor of Law, Professor of The New Vision University (Georgia)
1988 year – Tamar Laliashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law. Tamar was a prosecutor, consultant and judge at the Ministry of Justice. 2001-2006, She served as a judge of the Supreme Court, in 2000-2001, She was a Appeal Court judge, in 1999-2000 – Krtsanisi Mtatsminda District Court Judge, in 1992-1999 – she served as a Prosecutor at the General Prosecutor office.1990- 1992 served as a consultant at the ministry of justice. 1997-1998 He passed the internship at the Bremen Prosecutor’s Office and the City Court; Was a Friedrich-Ebert Foundation Fellow; In 2007-2010 he defended his dissertation topic: Comparative analysis of plea bargaining “according to the criminal proceedings in Germany, the United States and Georgia”. Tamar is the founder of the Georgian-Norwegian Rule of Law Association. In 2002-2003, she was a member of the Government Commission for the Implementation of Criminal Justice in Georgia. She was a member of the commission working on the draft Criminal Procedure Code of Georgia. In 2011-2013, she was an expert of Georgian Development Research Institute. Since 2019 she is a professor at New Vision University School of Law
Doctor of Law, Associate Professor of Saint Andrew Georgian University (Georgia)
Anna Chighitashvili was conferred the degree in law in 1991 by the Moscow High School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 2000-2003 she was a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of Criminalistics and Criminal Proceedings of Iv. JavakhishviliTbilisi State University. In 2009 she defended a thesis on the theme “Global problem of modern terrorism”. In 1992-2006 she worked in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry ofStateSecurityof Georgia in different positions. Since 1996 she began teaching at the National Security Academy of Georgia. In2006-2012 she was a Head ofFaculty of Criminal Police in the Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. She is a police colonel. She has attended the International Law Enforcement Academy ,,ILEA”training course and numerous trainingson terrorism, organized crime, etc. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Georgian University Saint Andrew. She is an author of four monographs and several scientific articles.
Professor, Doctor of Laws at Friedrich Schiller University Jena - (Germany).
Gerhard Lingelbach was carring out legal studies in as a diplom jurist in 1969 – 1973. He was research assistant at the university Jena, where he defenced his dissertation. 1978 – 1985 scientific Oberassistent with Dr. Sc. Jur degree. In 1985 he became Dozent and in 1988 appointed full professor of Law and History of State. Gerhard Lingelbach received an appointment as Dean and Vice Dean of the Law Faculty in 1990-1993. In 1993, he was citing the Chair Civil Rights and German Law and History of State. In 1993/1994, Gerhard Lingelbach was visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law in Frankfurt Main. He was visiting professor at a university of Wuhan (P.R. of China) in 2013 - 2017.
The director of European Institute “Libertas”, Former member of European Parliament, Chief Editor of European Union Foreign Affairs Journal (EUFAJ), Advocate (Germany)
Hans-Jürgen Zahorka works since 2003 at the headquarters of LIBERTAS – European Institute GmbH. The former Attorney-at-Law and head of a foreign chamber office has been since many years in European functions: as Member of the European Parliament (there also as its first Rapporteur on the Uruguay Round of GATT which led to the foundation of the WTO), as Member of TEAM EUROPE (experts’ network for discussions on behalf of the EU Commission) and of GROUPEURO (1996-2002, when the Euro was introduced). The – multilingual – university lecturer in European Law, Business and Studies in various countries was since 1997 also Government Advisor on behalf of the EU, UNDP and World Bank, but also directly contracted, in many states and regions – always as a convinced European, besides acting as investment advisor for private or public-private partnership clients. He founded EUFAJ (European Union Foreign Affairs Journal) in 2009 of which he is the Chief Editor. Having delivered various publications (approx. 80) mostly on European and international subjects.
Ph.D. in international law, Professor of Law at the University of Public Administration Kehl (Germany)
Patrick C. R. Terry gives lectures in both English and German in civil, family, employment and European law. His main research interest is public international law where he has published a number of articles in various international legal journals. As of October 2015 he is also a member of the university’s Committee to Ensure Good Scientific Practice and co-responsible for the university’s contacts in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Previously, he was a judge in the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for more than nine years. As a judge, he was mainly allocated cases in civil, commercial, and family law as well as cases involving state liability. Patrick C. R. Terry holds four law degrees: a Ph.D. in public international law and a Master of Laws degree in International Law and International Relations (both awarded by the University of Kent, UK) as well as two German law degrees (awarded, respectively, by the Ministry of Justice, Stuttgart, Germany, and the University of Tübingen).
Associate Professor of commercial Law at the University of Malaga (Spain)
Patricia Benavides holds a PhD in Economics and Business Administration (section Business) (1996) and a PhD in Law (2003). She received an Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the University of Malaga for her doctoral studies in Law. Her research lines cover different topics, mainly addressing Corporate Law, Competition Law, Transport Law, Tourism Law and Insolvency Law. She has written several articles and books and she is a member of several research projects in Spain. Professor Benavides is also a member of the Competition Policy Chair and of the Spanish Academic Network for Competition Law (RADC). She is a member of the editorial board of some legal journals and she also collaborates as an external reviewer for other publishing. She has completed research stays in different international institutions such as the Catholic University of Uruguay (Montevideo, Uruguay), the University of Bologna (Italy); the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany) and the University of Naples Parthenope (Italy).
J.D. Candidate at Freiburg University. Founder of an International Cybersecurity Company The Project Andromeda (Georgia)
Mr. Glonti is a lecturer at The Caucasus University in Georgia. He teaches criminal law, criminology, and cybersecurity. Before Mr. Glonti started in the field of higher education, he worked as a police detective at the cybercrime division of The Ministry of Internal Affairs. There, he underwent cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity workshops and training programs by the FBI, SOCA (Scotland Yard), and Oslo Police Academy. Later, he started to work in the Legal Affairs Committee of The Parliament of Georgia as the main specialist. He worked on legal reforms related to cybercrime and cybersecurity. Mr. Glonti is a Ph.D. candidate at The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. He researches the Internet as a Social Control Mechanism. Mr. Glonti is a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and The Max Planck Society scholarship holder. His scopes of interest include but are not limited to Law, Criminology, Cybercrime, Cyber Security, Programming, Cryptography, and Artificial Intelligence.
Head of the European Union projects, international/national consultant of the Council of Europe/American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)/Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG)/Georgia Bar Association (GBA) (Georgia)
Levan Meskhoradze is a professional lawyer with many years of experience at national and international level. In 2006, Levan Meskhoradze obtained MA degree from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University law faculty and LLM degree from Riga Graduate School of Law. In 2011, he has attended Continuing Professional Education programme at George Maison University. Levan Meskhoradze is specialized in international and human rights law, rule of law, criminal justice reform and policy, legal training and management. Since 2016, he is the team leader of EU project “Combating All Forms of Discrimination in Georgia”. In 2008- 2016 Levan Meskhoradze was Agent of the Government of Georgia to the European Court of Human Rights and UN treaty bodies, Head of Department of the State Representations to the International Human Rights Courts, at Ministry of Justice of Georgia. For many years now, Levan Meskhoradze is a member of various committees and working groups at international organizations, including EU, CoE and OSCE. He is also a international/national consultant of the Council of Europe/American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)/Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG)/Georgia Bar Association (GBA). He has a teaching experience at universities and law schools since 2007. Levan Meskhoradze is an author of various publications and scientific researches.
Professor, Doctor of Law, Attorney (USA)
Robert Trachman earned his J.D. degree from Tulane University in 1973. During his lengthy career as a defense attorney, Mr. Trachman has defended a wide variety of criminal cases, including capital murder, capital sexual battery, drug trafficking, and virtually every other felony down to the simplest misdemeanors. Robert Trachman also expanded his practice areas to include family law. As a family law attorney, Mr. Trachman has settled or litigated numerous divorces, child support disputes, and relocations. Throughout the years, Mr. Trachman gained so much experience mediating family cases that he became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
Robert Trachman has taught American Law and Jurisprudence at various universities throughout the world. Mr. Trachman was an Adjunct Professor in the United States at Nova Southeastern University. He was a visiting faculty member in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Justice from 2002 to 2006. Presently, he is a Senior Professor with the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg (Austria).
Acting prosecutor of South Carolina, (representative at the Appeal Court). Researcher of the independent Institute of Oakland (USA, California) (USA)
William J. Watkins, Jr. – is P.H.D of Law at the South Carolina University School of Law. He is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the book Crossroads for Liberty: Recovering the Anti-Federalist Values of America’s First Constitution.
Mr. Watkins is a former law clerk to Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and he is President of the Greenville, SC, Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. He has served as a prosecutor and has practiced in various state and federal courts.
He is the recipient of the R. Glen Ayers Award for Historical Writing from Clemson University. His popular articles have appeared in : Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, Daily Caller, USA Today, Washington Times, Austin American-Statesman, Providence Journal, San Jose Mercury News and In many other well-known American publications.
Judge of circuit court of Florida (USA)
Mark A. Speiser has graduated from the American University (Washington D.C.) in 1969. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1972 and from Georgetown University in 1976. For years, he has held senior positions in the: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. House of Representatives, State Attorney’s Office and Circuit Court Judge.
Mark A. Speiser has conducted lectures to several leading universities not only in USA but in Post-Soviet countries as well, including: Masaryk university in Czech Republic, Tallinn University of Technology School of Law, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Minsk University, Belarusian State University School of Law and others.
Judge of the Superior Court of Arizona, Doctor of Law, University of Kentucky (USA)
Kenneth L. Fields is the member of the Columbia Bar since 1974, from 1977 he has been trial Attorney for U.S. Department of Justice, in 1974 – 1982 (Criminal Civil Rights Divisions, U.S. Attorney-Arizona).
He has been trial Judge – Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County in 1989- 2007, Judge – Arizona Complex Civil Litigation Court in 2002-2007, Arbitration/Mediation Practice since 2007. He is the Founding Member of American College of Business Court Judges. He has experience to work as invited lecturer in worlds different countries.
Doctor of Law at Valparaiso University, Lawyer of Indiana State Bar Association (USA)
In 1981, David Kolbe became a doctor of law at Valparaiso University School of Law. Since 1981, David has worked as a lawyer in various private and public structures. In 1995-1998, he was elected as prosecutive attorney of the 54th Judicial Circuit, Kosciusko country, Indiana, Republican.
In 1998, he founded his own law firm and he still leads it. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and has been a member of the association’s editorial committee for many years.
He is the author of numerous articles and serves as a visiting lecturer in the USA, Indiana, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Albania and Georgia.
Doctor of Law, Affiliated professor of European University (Georgia)
Bakur Liluashvili defended a PhD thesis at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 2010 on the theme: ,,Recognition and enforcement of decisions of foreign courtsin Georgia”. In 2001- 2014 he worked in the Constitutional Court of Georgia. In 2010-2014 he was the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Law of the Batumi Sh. Rustaveli State University. During these years he held the academic position at the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences at Kutaisi Ak. Tsereteli State University. In 2001-2010 he delivered lectures at Tbilisi State University of Economic Relations, the Polytechnic University of Georgia and the Georgian-American University. He is an author of several scientific works, including one monograph.
Doctor of Law, Affiliated professor of European University (Georgia)
Tatia Dolidze graduated from law faculty of the of Georgian Technical in 2008. In 2012 she was awarded Master’s degree with distinction by the law faculty of Georgian Technical University. In 2012 she attained the Doctor’s degree in law (Ph.D.), after defending her dissertation at law faculty of Georgian Technical University. Tatia Dolidze has more than 10-year law practice in criminal law and civil law. Between 2005-2009 years she worked at the Georgian young scientist’s academy, on the position of vice-president. In 2007 year Tatia dolidze was certified trainer of American bar association, in the field of street law. In 2008 year Tatia Dolidze worked as senior legal consultant at Georgian government. Between 2009-2012 years She was law program coordinator at Tbilisi free university and senior lawyer of the university. From 2016 year till now Tatia Dolidze is Head of legal department at Financial and legal consulting center, she also is senior legal consultant for more than 10 firms in Georgia. From 2016 year till now Tatia Dolidze is lecturer at European University, Georgian national university and East European university. She is author of commentaries in Georgian criminal law and author of more than 15 scientific publications. Tatia dolidze has also taken international courses in the field of Project management, business law, constitutional law etc.
Associate Professor of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Member of LEPL Georgian Bar Association, Advocate (Georgia)
Roin Migriauli, Associate Professor at Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University of Caucasus International University, was awarded with the academic degree of Candidate of Juridical Sciences in 2005. Since 2000 he has been the Managing Partner of Migriauli & Partners Law Firm. Roin Migriauli is a three-time fellow of the German Foundation DAAD; Roin Migriauli is a member of the Georgian Bar Association; At various times he was a member of the State Commission for Legal Reform, the founder of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, a consultant of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, an advisor of the Minister of Justice. Javakhishvili State University Lecturer, Associate Professor; Associate Professor at the University of Georgia in 2008-2012, Associate Professor at Caucasus University in 2008-2012; Since 2012 he has been an associate professor at Caucasus International University. He has published several monographs and textbooks, as well as numerous scientific articles and publications.
Doctor of Law, Affiliated professor at the European University (Georgia)
She is a professor at the European Univesity in a civil law field. She has defended her dissertation on the influence of registration of immovable property rights on their realisation and defence. She performs teaching and scientific activities from 2002, when she started teaching at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, where still continues to work. She is a visiting lecturer at the Caucasus School of Law and International Black Sea University. Alongside with the teaching activities she had worked in legal reform and legal terminology drafting commettee at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, had held posts in management and was the head of the legal department of the National Agency of Public Registry. She was a beneficiary of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Office) stipendium for several times and had passed exams of qualification to serve as a judge. She is an author of several academic articles.
Ph.D. in Law, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Caucasus International University (Georgia)
In 2001, George Khatidze graduated with Hons from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law. In 2006, George completed Pre-MBA/Masters Programme at Bellerbys College (UK). In 2007, he graduated from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Law School (UK) and was awarded Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). In 2021, George defended PhD dissertation at Grigol Robakidze University and was awarded academic degree PhD in Law.
George was working in various public and private organisations, including National Bank of Georgia (2004-2005); Silk Road Group, as a Deputy Director General in Legal Affairs (2012-2016); International Finance Corporation (IFC), as a Legal Advisor in Investment Climate ProjectGeorgia (2014-2016). In 2016-2020, George was a Member of Parliament of Georgia. Since2021, George has been the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Caucasus International University.
Since 2010, George Khatidze has been involved in academic and scientific activities in various universities in Georgia and abroad. He is a Lecturer at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA); European University; Grigol Robakidze University. In 2014, George was a Visiting Professor at Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Department of International and European Law (Brno, Czech Republic).
Since 2021, George has been a Member of Georgian Academy of Criminology Sciences; and since 2019, Research Fellow at the European University Institute of Law. In 2007, he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Dundee, the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (UK). Since 2005, Member of Georgian Bar Association. George is an author of scientific articles and monographs published in Georgia and foreign countries. He took part in various scientific conferences.
Doctor of Law, Affiliated professor of European University (Georgia)
In 2018, defended dissertation thesis on personal data protection at the University of Georgia and obtained doctoral degree in law. From 2014, he is actively involved in research and teaching activities at the various universities, particularly, in constitutional law, human rights law and personal data protection law, on bachelor’s level and master’s study programme as well. He has published several works on personal data protection, also, scholarly articles in Georgian and English languages. Alongside, he has participated in various scientific conferences and held multiple public lectures and trainings on personal data protection and processing. He is also experienced in creation of a study programme in law.
Academic Doctor of Law, Head of the Department of Law, Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Professor (Georgia)
In 1997, Mamuka Shengelia successfully defended his dissertation before the Dissertation Council of the Faculty of Law of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and was awarded the degree of Candidate of Juridical Sciences. In 2000, by the decision of the Board of Professors of the same university, he was awarded the title of Associate Professor.
In 1992-1994 he graduated with honors from Tinatin Tsereteli Institute of State and Law, in 1988 from Akaki Tsereteli State University. Has participated in several grant projects, international scientific conferences, advanced training courses, seminars and trainings in international public law and international humanitarian law, as well as a project prepared by the Robert Schuman Foundation for Poland for Georgian lawyers and law lecturers; Central European University (CEU) in Budapest in the course “International Environmental Law”, and within the project of independence of the judiciary and legal empowerment: the concept of clinical legal education and legal clinic in the Georgian educational space; Judicial independence and legal education as a pillar of an independent legal system and more. Participated in meetings in Strasbourg – Council of Europe, European Parliament, European Court of Human Rights. His research interests include international public law and international humanitarian law, in which he has published scholarly articles and monographs.
Doctor of Law, Associate Professor at Guram Tavartkiladze Tbilisi Teaching University and Assistant Professor at Tbilisi Open University (Georgia)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Giorgi Amiranashvili earned his PhD in Private Law from the Faculty of Law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 2018. He has been a Staff Member of the Faculty of Law since 2010, and a Visiting Lecturer of the same Faculty since 2013. Giorgi Amiranashvili was elected to the position of Academic Assistant at the Private Law Department in 2016 for 4 years. He currently holds the position of Visiting Lecturer as well as Senior Specialist at the Department of Internationalization and Scientific Research at the Faculty of Law of the same University.
Giorgi Amiranashvili currently is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law at Guram Tavartkiladze Tbilisi Teaching University, and an Assistant Professor of the School of Law at Alte University, as well as a Member of the Accreditation Expert Pool of the LELP – National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement. He was a Senior Research Scientist of the Scientific Research Institute of Law at European University from July 2020 through July 2021. He is a Junior Fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Private Law at the University of Girona (Spain).
Giorgi Amiranashvili is a Member of the Contemporary Private Law Institute at the Faculty of Law of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, as well as a Member of the Non-Profit Association “Friends of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law” since 2015, a Member of the International Association of Consumer Law since 2020, and a Member of the Irish Society of Comparative Law (ISCL), as well as a Member of the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) since 2021. He also serves as a Founding Member & Director of the NNLE – Center for Contemporary Labour Law since 2016, and as a Founding Member of the NNLE – Center for Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric Research since 2021.
Giorgi Amiranashvili has been conducting his doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and at the Harvard Law School Library in 2015, within the framework of the Scholarship Program for Visiting Fellows from Abroad, and State Grants for Financial Support of PhD Students. He conducted his research as a Van Calker Scholar at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in 2019. He was an Invited Scholar at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in 2021.
His works are extensively published in local and foreign top-rated scientific editions and academic journals in the areas of private law, including civil law, property law, law of obligations, contract law, tort law, labour law, insurance law, competition law, consumer law, and civil procedure law. Giorgi Amiranashvili has been coordinating publication projects at both the local and international levels in the field of labour law since 2011. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the TSU LAW REVIEW in 2016-2019 and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the CONTEMPORARY LABOUR LAW REVIEW. Giorgi Amiranashvili has been participating in a number of inter-regional, republican, local, international, inter-University and university conferences, including the 2 nd International Conference on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work in a Changing World, held at Middlesex University Business School (London, UK), where he presented a paper about legislative guarantees for workers with disabilities in Georgia, which was later awarded with Caroline Adams Essay Prize 2016.
Giorgi Amiranashvili earned an LLB Degree in 2011 from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and an MA Degree in 2013 from the same university.
Doctor of Law, Professor at European University, Expert in accreditation of higher educational programs, Lawyer (Georgia)
In 2009, he entered the TSU doctoral program in private law. In 2007-2008, he did an internship at the Chamber for Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of Georgia. In the same years, he passed the qualification exam for a lawyer with a general specialization, as well as the qualification exam for a prosecutor. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Georgian Bar Association. In 2012 he defended his doctoral dissertation and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Law. From 2010 to the present, he has been carrying out scientific and pedagogical activities at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, from 2012 to 2015 he was an Associate Professor at Tbilisi Teaching University, from 2014 to 2019 - an Associate Professor at SDASU, from 2015 to 2019 - an Associate Professor at the European University. He also collaborated with the Caucasus University. Since 2015, Mikheil Bichia is a member (science worker) of the "Contemporary Private Law Institute" established on the basis of TSU. In 2017-2020, he was a member of the working group of the sectoral Council for Higher Education in Law. In 2020-2021, he was the chief researcher at the Research Institute for Economic and Social Problems of Globalization at the European University. In 2020, he passed the qualification exam of a lawyer for additional specialization in the field of protection of the rights of the child in the direction of civil law. In 2019, he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the David Agmashenebeli Academy. He is the author of more than 60 scientific works, 10 of which have been published as books. His works have been published both in Georgian and in foreign languages. Since June 2022, he has been a professor at the European University, as well as a professor at the Tbilisi Free Academy. His research interests are: the general part of civil law, contract law, non-property (tort) obligations, medical law, family and inheritance law, Intellectual property law, labor law, private law contract drafting methodology, civil procedural law.
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