Coalition public forum held in December 2015. (L to R: Douglas Ball, USAID Mission Director; Anna Natsvlishvili, GYLA; Nino Gvenetadze,  Chief Justice; David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament; Alexandre Baramidze,  First Deputy Minister of Justice)
Coalition public forum held in December 2015. (L to R: Douglas Ball, USAID Mission Director; Anna Natsvlishvili, GYLA; Nino Gvenetadze, Chief Justice; David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament; Alexandre Baramidze, First Deputy Minister of Justice)
Coalition forum held in June 2015.
Coalition forum held in June 2015.
Coaltion meeting with President Giorgi Margvelashvili to discuss the process of selecting a new Chief Justice.
Coaltion meeting with President Giorgi Margvelashvili to discuss the process of selecting a new Chief Justice.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US Ambassador Richard Norland visited the EWMI table in Zugdidi
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US Ambassador Richard Norland visited the EWMI table in Zugdidi
Coalition public forum held in December 2015. (L to R: Douglas Ball, USAID Mission Director; Anna Natsvlishvili, GYLA; Nino Gvenetadze,  Chief Justice; David Usupashvili, Speaker of the Parliament; Alexandre Baramidze,  First Deputy Minister of Justice)
Coalition forum held in June 2015.
Coaltion meeting with President Giorgi Margvelashvili to discuss the process of selecting a new Chief Justice.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US Ambassador Richard Norland visited the EWMI table in Zugdidi

Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity

2015-2020

EWMI is implementing a new five-year human rights and justice support program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) entitled Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) Activity. The purpose of PROLoG is to strengthen the justice system in Georgia to ensure due process, judicial independence, and the protection of human rights. The activity is designed to address key challenges in the rule of law sector and capitalize on opportunities for accelerated rule of law and justice sector reforms where there is political will and/or interest from civil society.  PROLoG works to strengthen the legal environment for the application of due process rights and improve their implementation.

PROLoG builds on the successes of EWMI’s prior rule of law program, the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP), also funded by USAID, in particular by continuing cooperation with the government counterparts at the High Council
of Justice (HCOJ), the High School of Justice (HSOJ), the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and Legal Aid Services (LAS), as well as with a variety of non-governmental organizations, including all members of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary.

EWMI is working with the following sub-recipients to implement PROLoG: Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), Transparency International – Georgia (TI); the Caucasus Research and Resource Center (CRRC); the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC); LexisNexis; the Northwestern School of Law; and the Washburn University School of Law.  EWMI will deliver grants to support additional actors working to protect human rights and promote the rule of law in Georgia.