EVA GOTSIRIDZE

EVA GOTSIRIDZE

JUSTICE

IPersonal details

Date and place of birth: 7 July, 1963, Tbilisi

Nationality/ies: Georgian

II. Education and academic and other qualifications

  •  DIPLOMA WITH FIRST CLASS HONORS, SCHOOL OF LAW, TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY (1987);
  •  ACADEMIC DEGREE – CANDIDATE OF SCIENCE (CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, ADMINISTRATIVE LAW); THESIS:

Impeachment in the United States (Constitutional Dilemmas)” (1998);

  • ACADEMIC DEGREE – DOCTOR OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, “MAGNA  CUM LAUDE” DISTINCTION, TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY;  THESIS:  “FREEDOM  OF  EXPRESSION  IN  THE  CONTEXT  OF  FAIR  BALANCE  OF  CONFLICTING VALUES” (ACCORDING TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND STRASBOURG COURT JURISPRUDENCE) (2006);
    • REAL MEMBER OF THE ABKHAZIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES; (2016);
    • DEFENSE LAWYER LICENSE THROUGH THE PROFESSIONAL BAR EXAMINATION (CRIMINAL LAW),  (2010);

III. Master classes, internships and trainings

  • SCIENTIFIC INTERNSHIPS:  THE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (MICHIGAN, USA, 1996 -.1997); THE INSTITUTE OF FEDERALISM STUDIES OF HANOVER (GERMANY, MAY,1998),  ACADEMY OF EUROPEAN LAW; “EUROPEAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE” ( TRIER, GERMANY,2007); MANAGEMENT COURSES OF TACIS (TBILISI, 1996); SPECIAL LINGUISTIC TRAINING COURSE AT THE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (MICHIGAN, USA,1996-1997); LEGAL TRAININGS:  SPANISH GENERAL COUNCIL FOR THE JUDICIARY, (MADRID) ( 2015); DRESDEN SUPREME CIRCUIT COURT (2014); CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE, SAN-FRANCISCO (2013); SUPREME COURT OF ISRAEL AND KNESSET, JERUSALEM, TEL – AVIV, (2009); AVOUÉS NATIONAL CHAMBRE OF THE COURTS OF APPEAL OF FRANCE, PARIS (1999); INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES OF OSCE, TACIC, ABA, ERA , “THE NATIONAL CENTRE OF STATE COURTS”(USA).

III.  Professional activities

  • MEMBER OF THE HIGH COUNCIL OF JUSTICE OF GEORGIA  ( 2013 -2017) AND (1997-2000);
  •    CONTRACTOR OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS; HRTF TRANSLATIONS  PROJECT (2007- 2013);
  • DEFENSE  LAWYER  ON  THE  CASES  INVOLVING  ECHR  PROCEEDINGS, MEMBER OF GEORGIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ( 2010 – 2013);
  •  SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA: ADVISER IN THE EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAW; (2005  -2006);  DIRECTOR OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE (2000- 2005);HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR UNIFICATION OF JUDICIAL PRACTICE, (1996 - 1997); SENIOR ADVISER (1992 - 1996);
  • MEMBER OF THE STATE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM

 (2013 to present);

  •  MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION`S DRAFTING COMMITTEE FOR ELABORATION OF THE FIRST

 Penal Code of Georgia after independence (1994-1997);

  •  MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE “MARTLMSAJULEBIS MATSNE” (THE HERALD OF JUSTICE OF

 Georgia (1995-1999);

IV. Lectures and pedagogical Activities

  • PROFESSOR AT THE SAINT ANDREW GEORGIAN UNIVERSITY, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, LAW OF THE ECHR,  (2012 TO PRESENT);
  • TEACHER AT THE HIGH COUNCIL OF JUSTICE  (2016 TO PRESENT);
  • NATIONAL TRAINER ON HUMAN RIGHTS, THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP) IN GEORGIA, (2015);
  • PUBLIC LECTURES AT THE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (MI, USA, 1997), SPIRITUAL ACADEMY OF TBILISI (2015-16), FREE UNIVERSITY  (2017);

VIPublications and other works

  • BOOKS:

Our Constitution, Comments, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, (Tbilisi, 2015).

Impeachment in the United States : the Constitutional Dilemmas; (Tbilisi, 2013);

Commentaries to the Constitution of Georgia, ch.2” , Constcentre, GIZ, (2013);

Right  to  Life  According  to  the  European  Convention  on  Human  Rights  and  the

Jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court“ (Tbilisi, 2006);

 “Causation in the European Human Rights Law” (Tbilisi, 2006);

Freedom of Expression  within the Context of Fair Balance of Conflicting Values

(Tbilisi, 2006);

Freedom of Expression in the Constitutional Law of USA and Canada and in the Law of the European Convention (Comparative Analysis)” (Tbilisi, 2004);

  • ARTICLES:   OVER 100 OTHER WORKS, PUBLISHED IN THE 6 COUNTRIES ON  DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
  • TRANSLATIONS:
  • LEGAL DOCUMENTS:   RECOMMENDATIONS NO R (94)12 OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS TO MEMBER STATES ON “INDEPENDENCE, EFFICIENCY AND ROLE OF JUDGES” (2001), “EUROPEAN CHARTER ON THE STATUTE FOR JUDGES” AND EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ITS PROTOCOLS (2005), WITH THE FOREWORD OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS MR LUZIUS WILDHABER (2001).
  • TRANSLATIONS, COMPILATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS OF THE ECHR CASE-LAW : SIX COLLECTIONS OF THE DECISIONS AND JUDGMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, WITH COMMENTS (TOTAL 204 CASES); 

VII. Foreign Languages: English, French, Russian .