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Nikoloz Legashvili

Georgia  
Article 42 of the Constitution
Joined May 2016
Interests: Criminal Justice
Nikoloz Legashvili graduated from Tbilisi State University, Law faculty in 1996. He is a founding member of the Georgian Bar Association and focuses on disability rights and advocacy for the homeless.

He has been affiliated with various institutions including the German Institute for Human Rights, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Research Institute for Human Rights and Social Justice, Polish-American Fulbright Commission, and many more.

Until now, he has won 2 cases before the European Court of Human Rights, Gorgiladze v. Georgia and Panjikidze and others v. Georgia. Currently he is working a number of cases pending before the ECHR. He was successful in several cases (Shavliashvili vs. Georgia, Chantsev vs. Georgia, Valeri Japaridze vs. Georgia) to get immediate medical care for prisoners by using Interim Measure (Rule number 39) before ECHR.

In 2015/2016 he received the Krzysztof Skubiszewski research grant from The Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation. He plans to continue study on his doctoral degree and is looking for funding and acceptance from the University. His PHD thesis is: "Political constraints on the international courts and tribunals and its influence on national legal systems".

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