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Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia



  • Fordham Law School, New York, NY   
    S.J.D. Candidate and Doctoral Fellow

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 
    LL.M. in International Legal Studies (May 2004)
  • Sokhumi University, Sokhumi, Georgia
    Law Degree, June 1991



•      Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia                                                       2012 - present
Deputy Minister                                                                                                                              

•      Gender Equality Commission, Council of Europe

•      Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, NY      2009-2013
Adjunct Professor

•      Columbia Law School, New York, NY                                                                      2007-2008
Fulbright Scholar

•      Government of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia                                                                 2005-2007
Foreign Affairs & International Law Adviser to Prime-Minister of Georgia

•      Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia                                           2004-2005
Adviser, then Ambassador-at-Large

•      Permanent Mission of Georgia to the UN, New York, NY                                         1999-2003
Senior Counsellor

•      Max Planck Institute of Criminal and International Law, Freiburg, Germany           2002       
Visiting Scholar

•      British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, England               1997-2000
NATO Research Fellow

•      Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia                                           1991-1999
Chief, UN Division



  • Harvard Law School, Human Rights Program                                                          2004
  • Georgian Red Cross Society, Tbilisi, Georgia                                                          1997-1999
    Member of the Board



  • Member of the Board of Directors, ICC Trust Fund for Victims, 2018-2021
  • President, seventh session of the Assembly of Parties of the International Anti-corruption Academy(IACA), February-October, 2019
  • Professor, Georgian-American University, Tbilisi, 2018-until now
  • Member of Council of CoE Gender Equality Commission 2014-until now
  • Vice-Chairman of the 19th meeting of the States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, 2002
  • Vice-Chairman of the UN Special Committee on Charter, 2001
  • Vice-Chairman of the 19th meeting of the States Parties to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, 1997



  • European Security Identity and the South Caucasus, Longo, Geistlinger, Lordkipanidze, Nasibov,. Vienna 2007, Neuer Wissenschaft Verlag GmbH 2008
  • Segmentation and Integration in the Foreign Policy of Georgia in Problems of Federalism, B. Coppieters, D. Darchiashvili and N. Akaba, Vriije University, Brussels, 2000
  • 1373(2001) Resolution, Human Rights Obligations of Georgia and International Human Rights Law/Tbilisi 2002
  • Scope of Reservations’ Acceptance to Human Rights Treaties, International law Journal of Tbilisi State University, 1998
  • Some Reflections on the Scope of the UN Security Council’s Acquiescence, Journal of International Law, Young Lawyers Association 1998    
  • Some Reflections on the Issue of State Succession with respect to Georgia, Journal of International Law, Tbilisi State University, 1998
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