Elene Fileeva - Lawyer
27.05.2019

Elene Fileeva works as a lawyer at “Article 42 of the Constitution” since 2003.

Education:

1995-2000 -Graduated from Tbilisi University "Legia and Company”.
1995-2000 Graduated from Tbilisi University "Legia and Company", Faculty of Law, Academic Degree equal to Master.
November 2007 - September 2008 - Graduated from the “International Human Rights Course”, Helsinki Fund, Poland.
November 2011 - May, 2013, May - studied in “Women's Human Rights Program”, Bulgaria.
From 2011 till present she is a Doctor of Public Law in Caucasus School of Law.
September 2017- she did The European Programme for Human Rights Education (HELP) for Legal Professionals (ToT)

Work experience:

She worked as a co-coordinator, trainer and expert in many projects, including: Coordinator-lawyer of the International Law in Advocacy Program (ILIA) since June 2017. October-December 2018 - Lawyer in the project "Supporting Persons with Disabilities and Cases"; From July 2018 to July 2018, she worked as a lawyer in the project "Involvement of NGOs in the Criminal Justice Law Process". In 2016 - 2017, she was actively involved in the projects, including the ones of educational character, of the Human Rights House Tbilisi.

From February 2016 to March 2016, she worked on the PROLOG-funded project “Increasing access for women living in the regions” as a lawyer/trainer”. From January 2014 to January 2016 - USAID-funded project "Promotion of Elimination of Gender Discrimination" at the position of senior lawyer in strategic litigation.  2006- 2016 she worked as a project lawyer for "Strategic litigation in Georgia". From May 2012 to December 2013, UNDP's project "Promotion Strengthening of the State Coordinating Council for Persons with Disabilities" was appointed to the position of Expert. From June 2010 - April 2011, she worked as a Coordinator - Lawyer for the UN FOMA funded project "Elimination and Prevention of Domestic Violence". In 2009-2010, she was involved in the “Article 42 of the Constitution" and the Legal Clinic Program of the Caucasus School of Law as a trainer-lawyer.

She works in civil and administrative law, although she has experience in criminal justice and has filed numerous appeals to the European Court of Human Rights. She is the author of the appeal sent to the Committee on “Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women” (case of X and Y against Georgia)

At different times she was actively involved in a variety of judicial and election monitoring processes.

From January 2010 to March 2015, she was a member of the board of the organization, and from August 2014 to March 2015 served as a chairperson of the organization. Since 2014 she has been a member of the editorial board of the South Caucasus Legal Journal.

Technical Skills:

Languages - Russian, Georgian, English