The United States continues to actively support Georgia’s judicial reform and development amid pandemic. We are pleased to announce that the exchange of best practices and training for Georgian criminal judges is actively being conducted, most recently through a series of workshops by U.S. judges and experts in cooperation with Georgia’s High School of Justice. Workshops are focused on practical subjects such as the admissibility of relevant evidence, evaluating hearsay, and presiding over domestic violence trials.
We are happy to see a great interest from participants and their wish to continue such exchanges in the future. Ambassador Kelly Degnan will also join one of the sessions on managing document-intensive cases to provide introductory remarks and encourage Georgian judges.
Special thanks to the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) for funding these workshops. We are looking forward to future cooperation between our DOJ legal advisors, the judiciary, and the High School of Justice.