Natia katsitadze is Executive Director of Article 42 of the constitution.

Ms. Natia Katsitadze is the head of one of the leading human rights NGOs “Article 42 of the Constitution” since March 2018. Between 2015 and 2017 she held position of the First Deputy Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia. In 2013-2014 she was the head of Justice Department at the Ombudsman Office. Between the period of 2004 and 2013 she worked for different human rights NGOs as a human rights strategic litigation lawyer and project coordinator. In 2008 she worked as a national consultant to the UN Habitat Representative in Georgia.

Ms. Katsitadze graduated from the Faculty of International Law at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in 2003 and holds an LL.M in Human Rights from the Central European University, 2007, (Budapest, Hungary). She holds Diploma in Public International Law from the University of Wroclaw, 2006, Poland.

Ms. Katsitadze has broad experience in the field of human rights protection and strategic litigation. Her field of expertise is rights of prisoners, conflict affected communities, fair trial rights and right to life and prohibition of torture and ill-treatment in the context of excessive use of force by state agents. She used to be the member of National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) between 2009 and 2012. Since the Russian-Georgian conflict in August 2008, she has been very closely working with the conflict affected communities on both sides of the conflict and represented them before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the International Criminal Court. She has won more than ten cases before the ECtHR against Georgia. Besides being a human rights lawyer, since 2008 she is actively involved in different peacebuilding and conflict transformation/resolution initiatives and formats with Abkhaz and South Ossetian counterparts.

Devi Devdariani has been a financial manager of the Organization “Article 42 of the Constitution” since 2014.

Education:

1990-1996 Graduated from Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University Specializing in Engineering-Economical Faculty of Engineering and Economics.
From March to May 2012, was enrolled in a two-month course of International Accounting Standards and Tax Systems and Accounting Program "ORIS Accounting" at Accounting Training Center of the Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors of Georgia.
On February 3-7, 2014, he successfully underwent USAID "Fast Financial Workshop".

Work experience:

2013 - 2014 years worked Ltd. "GLG-N GEORGIA" - the chief accountant.

2012 - 2015 was the Chief Accountant of sole proprietor "Spartak Lursmanashvili"

2009 -2012 was the director of "Norma Georgia" Ltd.

2008-2009 was Deputy Director of Solid-Group Ltd.

Technical skills

Languages - Georgian, Russian, English.

Mariami Chitishvili has been a PR officer at the Organization "Article 42 of the Constitution" since 2014.

Education:

In 2007-2009 she graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Master of International Relations.
In 2006 she also received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the same university.
In 2014 she underwent Public Relations Course at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
In 2016-2017 she has received a certificate in sociology and public policy analysis.

Work experience:

Mariami Chitishvili has experience of working in both public and private sectors.

In 2003-2009 she worked as a journalist in newspapers as well as radio.

She still cooperates with some of the training centers and conducts public relations training courses.

Mariami Chitishvili was also a coordinator of the project "Know Your Rights" and organizer-trainer of the project "Elections - Equal Rights for All Voters".

Technical skills:

Languages - Georgian, Russian, English.

Rusudan Gortamashvili joined “Article 42 of the Constitution” in 2019 and has been working as an Administrative Assistant.

Education:

2010 - 2014 - Georgian-American University - BA of Law, Social Sciences and Diplomacy;
2014 - 2016 - Georgian-American University - Master of Social Sciences;

Trainings and certificates:

Juvenile Justice Reform in Georgia - Mediation and Debate (Unicef, Georgian American University, October 2012);
Training in Labor Law (New Vision University, December 2014).

Work experience:

2014 – 2019 – a lawyer at Professor Ferdinand Tavadze Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Studies LEPL;

Technical Skills:

Languages ​​- Georgian, English.

Mariam Mukeria has been working at the position of assistant of the administrator at "Article 42 of the Constitution” since March, 2019.

Education:

Since 2018 she has been doing the Master Program of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Ilia State University;
In 2018 she completed the Bachelor's Program in Sociology of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Work experience:

September 2018 - November 2018, a contract employee at the Coordination, Planning and Reporting Department, Central Election Commission;
April 2018 - August 2018, an intern at the coordination, planning and reporting department, Central Election Commission;
April 2018 - June 2018, Intern at Physical Education and Sport Development, Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia;
November 2017 – December 2017 Internship at the department of Physical Education and Sport Development, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia;

Technical Skills:

Languages - Georgian, English

Since 2006 Anna Tvaradze works as a lawyer at the organization “Article 42 of the Constitution”.

Education:

2001- 2006 graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Master’s degree.

Work experience:

During this period she was a coordinator of various projects, and has worked on a number of resonant cases. She successfully worked on cases of August War and filed appeals to the European Court. It is also noteworthy that she has got pedagogic skills. She worked as an invited trainer and a project-trainer for many projects. She is currently working on the project ““For Women convicts who have experienced violence and discrimination and better service provision for their children”.

Technical Skills:

Languages ​​- Georgian, Russian, English

Rusudan Mchedlishvili has been working at the position of lawyer at "Article 42 of the Constitution" since 2004.

Education:

2000-2005 graduated Tbilisi State Institute of Business, Faculty of Law; academic degree equivalent to Master.
From 2017 to July 2018, Council of Europe Training Program (ILIA / HELP 2017) on the complaints criteria filed in the European Court of Human Rights. "International Law on the Protection of Public Interest" (ILIA Program).

Work experience:

Rusudan is mainly employed in civil and administrative law, although she has experience of working with strategic, constitutional and taxation proceedings.
From March 2014 till March 2018, she worked as a lawyer in the NED project of the Human Rights House Tbilisi, which provided support for activists expelled from Azerbaijan.
Since March 2019 she has been working as a Legal Consultant on the UNHCR project – “Protection and strengthening of refugees, persons with humanitarian status and asylum seekers in Georgia".
She co-authored:
"Procedures for granting refugee and humanitarian status";
Monitoring of the amount of money spent and mobilized for the elimination of damages caused by disaster in Tbilisi on 13-14 June 2015;
Research "Aggressive State Property Privatization Policy or “Georgian-style Privatization";
"Research on existing legislation and practices in business sphere"
"Use of preventive measures in criminal proceedings” - legislation and practice research;
“Research of Legislation and Practice in the Procedural Agreement in Criminal Procedure;"
Women's Legal Guide;
Report on  “Activities of the Constitutional Court of Georgia and the constitutional control in Georgia."

Technical Skills:

Languages ​​- Georgian, Russian

Konstantine Chachibaia has been working as a lawyer at “Article 42 of the Constitution” since October 2018.

Education:

In 2014, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University -the Bachelor Degree in Law.
In 2016, he graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, the Faculty of Public Law.
In 2016-2019 he studied at Ilia State University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Religion Studies.

Work experience:

June 2018 - September 2018 - Lawyer, "Aversi Clinic" LLC.
October 2017 - May 2018 - Lawyer,"Religions for Peace" NCNILP.   
October 2016 - September 2017 - Senior specialist, Property Management and Economic Development Service of Rustavi Municipality City Hall.
February 2016 - September 2016 – Lawyer, "Educational Consulting Group" Ltd.
January 2015 - July 2015 - Assistant to Lawyer / Intern - "Georgian Young Constitutionalists’ Association" NCNILP.

Technical Skills:

Languages ​​- Georgian, Russian, English

Ketevan Pruidze is a lawyer at “Article 42 of the Constitution” since October, 2018 under the framework of the project "“Enhancing execution of the ECtHR judgment and decisions of the UN Treaty Bodies related to criminal justice and judiciary through research and advocacy”.

Education:

In 2017-2018 she was awarded the Master Degree of Geneva Academy of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in “International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Transitional Justice.  In 2014-2016 she was awarded Master of Degree in International Public Law. 2010-2014 she was awarded the Bachelor Degree in Law at Tbilisi State University.

Work experience:

Since October 2018 she is a lawyer at “Article 42 of the Constitution”. From February 2018 to August 2018 she was a research practitioner at the International Institute for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). In 2015-2017 she worked as a lawyer in law firm "Gvinadze and Partners". In 2015, he was an intern-lawyer at the NGO "Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center". In 2014-2015 she was an intern in the analytical department of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Technical skills:

Languages: English, Russian, French

Irma Lokhishvili has been a legal researcher at “Article 42 of the Constitution“since October 2018.

Education:

In 2017-2018 she completed International and European Economics Law Master Program (LL.M.) at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, DAAD Scholarship. In 2013-2015 she graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University's Master's Program in Administrative Law. In 2009-2013 she completed the same Bachelor's Degree Program at the Faculty of Law.

Work experience:

From October 2018 till present, works as a legal researcher for the organization “Article 42 of the Constitution" project “Enhancing execution of the ECtHR judgment and decisions of the UN Treaty Bodies related to criminal justice and judiciary through research and advocacy” (project funded by PROLoG).

September 2016 - October 2017 Analyst (Lawyer) at Municipal Center for Legal Aid and Community Involvement in Tbilisi Municipality City Hall "My Lawyer".

March 2016 - July 2016 - Practitioner in the Energy and Economics Committee of the German Parliament, within the framework of the German Parliamentary International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS).

2014-2016 - Legal Advisor, Research and Analysis Division of Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice.

Technical Skills:

Languages: Georgian, English and German.