Public Defenders of Georgia

Sozar Subari

Sozar Subari

  • Position: Ombudsman of Georgia

Birth date: November 4, 1964
Family status: Married

Work experience:

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.

Foreign languages:

Russian and English.

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