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Rector of the Academy of the MoIA




Rector of MoIA Academy

Givi Mikanadze
Rector of MoIA Academy

Date of birth: May 20, 1977

Place of birth: Tbilisi, Georgia

Marital status: spouse and two sons

Education:

Since 2013 VU Amsterdam (The Netherlands) PhD Candidate, PhD thesis “Parole system in Georgia”;

2008-2009 University of Essex, LLM in EU Law;

2001-2004 State and Law Institute, aspirant, thesis “Institute of Ombudsman in member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States”;

2004 Internship in United Nations Office at Geneva (2 months);

2002-2003 International Course on Human Rights Protection (Warsaw, Poland), Human Rights Expert;

1994-1999 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Lawyer;

1983-1994 Tbilisi Secondary Experimental School #1.

Professional Experience:

2015-2016 CoE Criminal Law Cooperation Department, Penitentiary and Probation Programs manager in Eastern Partnership and Balkan Countries (Strasbourg);

2013 Eastern European Teaching University, Faculty of Law, associate professor;

2012 NPLE “Penitentiary Research Centre”, founder, member of board;

2011-2015 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, invited lecturer (Course on Penitentiary Law for BA and MA students);

2013-2015 Head of Penitentiary Legal Clinic and Human Rights Legal Clinic;

2010-2015 Council of Europe, project officer (2010 - 2013), senior project officer (2013 - 2015);

2009-2010 UNDP “Local Government Support Programme” officer;

2009 Tbilisi City Hall, Agglomeration Development Agency, deputy head;

2006 LEPL Georgian Penitentiary and Probation Training Center (PPTC), trainer;

2005-2008 Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia;

2005 Joint Project of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and OSCE “Re-training of Kutaisi Prison Personnel”, project director;

2004-2005 EU Project “Penitentiary System Reform”, national expert on information and re-training issues;

2003-2004 Association “Human Rights Education Center”, head of the board;

2001-2003 Association “Constitutional Rights Protection Center”, head of the board;

2001-2002 MoIA Academy, special course on “Police and Human Rights”, invited lecturer;

2000-2001 UNDP “Public Defender Support” Project, legal advisor and financial manager;

2000-2002 Public School Balavari, teacher of International Law;

1999-2000 Public Defender Office, law consultant;

1998-2000 Association “Tbilisi International School of Human Rights”, director;

1998 Trainer of Methodology, number of national and international ToT trainings for various focus groups;

1995-1999 Tbilisi Secondary Experimental School #1, teacher of law.

Publications:

2016 Manual “Juvenile Justice”, 2nd edt., Co-author, PRI/IRZ/Prison Study Centre publication;

Article “Impact of the Activity of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture on the Reform of Penitentiary System of Georgia”, the compiled articles “Human Rights Protection and Legal Reform in Georgia”, publication of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

2015 Manual “Probation Law”, Co-author, PRI/Human Dynamics/Prison Study Centre publication;

Article on “Prisoners’ right on early conditional release (parole) in Georgia and Armenia”, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Volume 23, pg. 57-76 (in English)

2014 article “The Rights of Probationers in Case of Failure to Fulfil Obligations”, compiled articles “Human Rights Protection and Legal Reform in Georgia”, the publication of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;

Manual “Penitentiary Law”. Co-author;

2013 Article on “Early conditional release (parole) in Georgian” author, TSU International Law Journal #2 (in Georgian and English);

Article “Prisoners Right to Vote” compiled articles “Human Rights and Rule of Law”. Publication of Ivane Javakhishvili State University and Public Defender’s Office;

2012 Article “Prisoners right on early conditional release (parole) – European experience and Georgian reality”, Author, Compilation of articles “Protection of human rights: achievements and challenges”, GIZ/BMZ/TSU;

2011 Manual “Specificities of the Juvenile Justice: criminological, criminal, penitentiary and international legislative grounds for juvenile justice”, Co-author, Training Centre of Penitentiary and Probation of Georgia;

Manual for the trainers of Domestic Violence issues. Co-author;

Manual “Georgia and the European Union labour migration policy”, Author, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbruken, Germany (in English);

2008 Article on “Institute of Ombudsman” author, TSU International Law Journal (in Georgian and English);

Manual “Specificities of treatment of juveniles, women and life imprisoned persons”. Author;

2006 Manual for the trainers of Penitentiary and Probation agencies. Author (in Georgian and Russian);

Manual “European standards of human rights and its influence on Georgian legislation and practice”, Article “Public Defender of Georgia”, Co-author, Ministry of Justice of Georgia and GTZ;

2005 Manual “Monitoring of places of detention”, Co-author, PRI Tbilisi Office;

2004 Manual “Human Rights Education in Central and Eastern Europe”. Article “Human Rights Training in Secondary Schools and Universities” (in English). Author. Publication of Human Rights Education Center;

2003 Article “Forced migration in Georgia – existing situation” (in English), Journal “Human Beings and Their Rights”, #16, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic);

Article “Human Rights Education in Georgia” (in English), Journal “Human Rights Education in Asian Schools” (Osaka, Japan);

2002 Manual “National and international mechanisms for human rights protection”, Article “Public Defender of Georgia”, Co-author, Georgian Young Lawyers Association;

2000 Article “Security Council Deputy Secretary on Human Rights”. Author. Journal “Almanakhi”, publication of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association;

Article “American System of Human Rights Protection”. Author, Journal “Almanakhi”, publication of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association;

Article “Ombudsman”, Law and Human Rights Journal, publication of Constitutional Rights Protection Center;

1999 Manual “European Ombudsmen”. Author, OSGF;

Article “UN Human Rights Committee”, Author, Journal “Almanakhi”, Georgian Young Lawyers Association;

1998 Article “Institution of Ombudsman in post-soviet countries”. Author. Journal “Almanakhi”, Georgian Young Lawyers Association;

Languages:

Georgian - Native

English -Fluent (IELTS Certificate, December 2007)

Russian -Fluent

French - Basic