- Position: Ombudsman of Georgia
Birth date: November 4, 1964
Family status: Married
Since 21.07.2014 - Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia;
2012-2014 - Minister of Corrections;
2009-2014 - Member of the Advisory Board of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights;
2004-2009 - Public Defender of Georgia;
2003-2004 – Director of the Rule of Law project of the NGO Liberty Institute;
2002 - Founder of the International Center for Journalists of the Caucasus;
1998-2001 - Correspondent of London Institute for War and Peace Reporting;
1996-2003 - Correspondent of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty;
1996-2000 - Editor of the newspaper Caucasus;
1995-1996 - Correspondent of the newspaper Caucasus;
1993 - Participated in combat operations during the armed conflict in Abkhazia;
1991-1995 - Iveria Virgin Mary Icon Cathedral, Tbilisi;
1989-1991 – Director of the public school in the village of Boslebi, Dmanisi;
1987 - Department of Ethnography at the Georgian State Museum;
1981-1982 and 1988 - Archaeological Research Center of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.
2014 – He was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his service to the Republic of Poland.
2015 – He was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Mestia.
2017 - He was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Poti.
1982-1987 – Department of History at Tbilisi State University, speciality: ethnography;
1991-1995 - Department of Theology at Tbilisi Theological Academy.
Russian and English.