Nini Gogiberidze

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Judith Gough: Cohabitation has to work

“I am delighted to be going to Georgia to continue to develop our support for Georgia’s democratization process and the search for peaceful resolution of the conflicts. I very much look forward to working in this beautiful and historic country,” Ms. Judith Gough said on her appointment as the UK’s Ambassador to Georgia in 2010. With her tenure in Georgia ending in...

Vexing Manifestation of Irresponsibility

Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of Georgia in the case of Bekauri v. Georgia. We would not ordinarily have paid much attention to that decision were it not for one striking circumstance: the eight-page judgment of the Court hardly discussed the facts of the case at all. Instead, the Court focused its attention on a “vexing manifestation of irresponsibility” on the part of Georgian defense lawyers. Pridon Bekauri had appealed to the European Court in 2002,...

Chechnya – War Without End

On 23 February, the Russian Federation celebrates Defender of the Fatherland Day. In Chechnya, that anniversary gives rise to very different emotions. Sixty-eight years ago, on the night of 23 February 1944, the Soviet regime started the deportation of the Chechen and Ingush people to Central Asia. The mass deportation was carried out by tens of thousands of army...

Interview with Giga Bokeria

Days before the official visit of the Georgian delegation to the United States of America, Tabula conducted a video-interview with Secretary of National Security Council of Georgia Giga Bokeria. Mr. Bokeria talked extensively about expectations concerning the scheduled meeting between the U.S. and Georgian Presidents, as well as challenges which the Georgian...

Jury Ninety Years After

For the first time in modern Georgian jurisprudence, a jury will decide the fate of a defendant on trial for premeditated murder. On 7 November, a panel of twelve jurors and two alternates, randomly selected from a general list of Georgian citizens, was approved by prosecutors and defense attorneys trying the criminal case in Tbilisi City Court. The right to a...

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