U.S. Embassy Supports Empowerment and Capacity-Building of Georgian Women Judges
The U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) office and USAID facilitated the participation of seven Georgian women judges in a study visit to attend federal and state court sessions in Indianapolis, Indiana before attending the 45th Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ). After observing trials, the Georgian judges met with the U.S. judges to discuss how judges are appointed or elected in each system, judicial ethics, and judicial disciplinary proceedings. They also met with NGOs fighting against domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. During the NAWJ conference, the Georgian delegation participated in workshops on judicial ethics, and attended meetings on judicial independence, juvenile justice, domestic violence, and access to justice. The U.S. Embassy continues to support women judges and the critical role they play in the justice system in Georgia.