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Alexander Baramidze
First Deputy Minister of Justice, Georgia

 

Education/Training

Tbilisi State University, 1998-2002
Tbilisi, Georgia
Department of Law

Center for American and International Law, 2007
Plano, Texas, USA
American and International Law

Tbilisi State University, 1978-1983
Tbilisi, Georgia
Oriental Studies, History of Middle East


Work Experience

1.    In Public Office:

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
First Deputy Minister - November 2013-present

Supervises legal drafting and analytical departments of the Ministry of Justice as well as Georgian Legislative Gazette “Matsne”. Is a parliamentary secretary for the Ministry of Justice.  Is a coauthor of most of the legislative reforms implemented since October 2012, including the three phases of judicial reform, the reform of prosecutor’s office, juvenile justice code, revisions of substantive criminal law and criminal procedure, labour law, civil procedure, arbitration law, etc. Performs duties and responsibilities of the Minister of Justice in the absence of the minister.

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Deputy Minister - October 2012-November 2013


2.    In Legal Profession:

Georgian Bar Association
Member, September 2006-October 2012

Joined the Georgian Bar Association shortly after its establishment.  Had a license to represent his clients in criminal, administrative and civil law cases.  In 2011 became an elected member of the GBA Criminal Law Committee.  Was a coauthor of the draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code which was eventually adopted by the Parliament in 2013. Prepared reports to the Criminal Law Committee on human rights violations.

Process Law Firm                                                                    
Senior Legal Counsel, June 2009-October 2012

Provided legal advice to and represented clients in criminal, administrative and civil law cases. Fields of expertise included criminal law and criminal procedure, human rights law, media law and property law. Represented clients in European Court of Human Rights.

Andronikashvili & Partners Law Firm                            
Senior Legal Counsel, November 2004-June 2009        

Provided legal advice to and represented clients in criminal, administrative and civil law cases. Fields of expertise included criminal law and criminal procedure, human rights law, and property law. Represented clients in European Court of Human Rights.

3.    Involvement in Civil Society:

ABA/ROLI                                                              
Certified Trainer, January 2007-October 2012

Eurasia Partnership Foundation                                    
Legal Expert, January 2010-October 2012

OSGF Legislative Initiative Group            
Legal Adviser, November 2010-October 2012


4.    Academic Occupation:

For a number of years taught media law and trial advocacy in different law schools, including Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (October 2005-October 2012), Caucasus School of Law (April 2008-September 2011), Georgian Technical University (October 2004-May 2005).

5.    Publications

Is an author of numerous articles in the fields of fundamental rights, criminal procedure, and media law.


Languages

Georgian: mother tongue
English: fluent
Russian: fluent

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