Deputy Public Defender of Georgia
Deputy Public Defender of Georgia – Giorgi Burjanadze - leads, coordinates and supervises activities of the following structural units of the Public Defender’s Office: the Criminal Justice Department, National Preventive Mechanism, Strategic Litigation Unit, the Analytical Department, the Department of Human Rights Protection in Defense, the Human Rights Education Department.
Born on February 23, 1988, Tbilisi.
From 2012 – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, PhD Program.
2011 – 2012 – Central European University, Legal Studies Department, LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law.
2009 – 2011 – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Master of Criminal Law.
2005 – 2009 – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Law.
1994 – 2005 – Tbilisi 126th Public School
From February 2018 – Deputy Public Defender of Georgia.
2014 – 2018 – Open Society Georgia Foundation, 2014-2016 Human Rights Program Coordinator and Manager of the same Program in 2016-2018.
2012 – 2014 – EU Funded Project – ‘Support to the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia’, Senior Legal Expert.
2010 – 2011 – Office of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia, the Justice Department, Chief Specialist.
2009 – 2010 – Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Project Lawyer.
2015 – 2016 – Free University, Law School, Visiting Professor, Constitutional Law Clinics.
2014 – 2015 – Agrarian University, Faculty of Business Administration, Lecturer of Criminal Proceedings and Legal Interpretation;
2013 – 2014 – East European University, Law Faculty, Assistant Professor, Human Rights Law;
Other Professional Experience
Throughout his carrier Giorgi BURJANADZE was shor-term legal expert of Council of Europe, OSCE/ODIHR, OHCHR, GIZ, UNDP, and UN Women. As a part of US State Department funded Professional Fellowship Program – he was the fellow of NGO - Ohio Justice and Policy Center, organization that works on the rights of people with criminal records.
Giorgi BURJANADZE was the author of several successful strategic cases at the Constitutional Court of Georgia: inter alia, (1) the legislation on covert surveillance, (2) legal provisions hindering effective functioning of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.
He had successfully passed Bar Exam in Criminal Law (2009), State Prosecutorial Exam (2010) and the Exam for the Assistant of the Judge (2010).
- ‘Proportionality and Human Rights in German, Armenian and Georgian Constitutional Adjudication’, Co-author, GIZ, 2017;
- ‘Judicial System: Reform and Perspectives’, Editor of the research paper, Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary, 2017;
- ‘Legal Writing Handbook for the Prosecutors’, Co-author, Council of Europe, EU Funded project on Supporting Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia, 2016;
- ‘Independent Investigative Mechanism for the Investigation of Ill-treatment in Georgia’, Author of the Article, in Konstantine Korkelia (ed) ‘National and International Mechanisms for the Protection of Human Rights’, 2016;
- ‘Report and Analytical Study of the Fulfillment of the Recommendations Issued by the Public Defender of Georgia in 2008-2013’, Author, UNDP, 2014;
- ‘Human Rights and Case Law of Constitutional Court of Georgia’, Co-author, (GYLA, PDO, Constitutional Court of Georgia) 2013;
- ‘Fair Trial Guarantee Limitations on Judicial Notice in National and International Criminal Law’, Author, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013;
- ‘Implementation of an Eastern Partnership Roadmap in Georgia’, co-author, Open Society Georgia Foundation, 2013;
- ‘Reference and Citation Rules in Law’, Co-author, David Batonishvili Law Institute, 2013;
- ‘Competence to Grant Amnesties and Human Rights’, Author of the Article, in Konstantine Korkelia (ed) ‘Human Rights and Rule of Law’, 2013;
- ‘Prohibition of Ill-treatment under Substantive and Procedural Legislation of Georgia and its Compatibility with International Standards’, Author, Modern Law Review #1, 2013;
- ‘Fair Trial Limitations on Judicial Notice in Georgian Legislation’, Author of the Article, in Konstantine Korkelia (ed) ‘Human Rights Protection: Achievements and Challenges’, 2012;
- ‘Reasoning of the Jury Verdict (Compatibility of Georgian Legislation with European Standards)’, Author of the Article, in Konstantine Korkelia (ed) ‘International Human Rights Standards and Georgia’, 2011;
- ‘Alleged Politically Motivated Trials in Georgia – Legal Analysis’, Co-author, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, 2011;
- ‘Justice in Georgia’, Co-author, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, 2010.
Georgian (native); English (fluent); Russian (Good)