Board

Nana Mchedlidze joined Rights Georgia in January, 2020, an a legal expert. On May 28, 2020, she was elected to the Board of Rights Georgia for a two-year term. 

Nana Mchedlidze is a prominent and widely recognized strategic litigation expert, with over 2 decades of progressive experience in domestic and international  organizations, as well as over three dozens of publications on strategic litigation in domestic and international courts, among others, with strong emphasis of gender equality, domestic violence related cases, vulnerable/ethnic minority-related cases. 
 
Nana has been serving as adviser for various international organizations, including: being ECHR expert of the US Embassy Department of Justice, CoE, UNDP. In January, 2020, she joined Rights Georgia's team as a strategic litigation expert.
 
Nana is alumni of Council of Europe’s Human Rights Law and Practice Programme, University of Birmingham, LL.M in International Development Law and Human Rights, University of Warwick, the United Kingdom and LL.M in International and EU Law, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Ms. Nana is currently working on the PhD in human rights protection.
Mariam Gogosashvili was elected to the Board of Rights Georgia on May 28, 2020, for a two-year term. 
 
Mariam Gogosashvili is an executive director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics since March, 2019. She has over seven years experience in media, in particular, media law and protection journalists' rights. 
 
From February, 2018 to March, 2020 Mariam was a project coordinator at Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) working in the project related to improving the media environment in Georgia. Earlier, in 2012-2013, she worked in the same organization holding a lawyer's position. Her primary responsibility was defending the rights of journalists. In 2013-2017, Mariam was a head of the Legal Department at media corporation “Stereo+”.
 
Mariam is an author of numerous researches in the field of media law. 
 
She obtained a master's degree in Law from Tbilisi State University, and in International relations from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Currently, she is a PhD program student in mass communications at Tbilisi State University. 

Maia Asakashvili was elected as a member of the Board of "Article 42 of the Constitution" in 2018 for two-year term.

Education:

In 1989-1995 she graduated from Tbilisi Iv. Javakhishvili State University, faculty of philology, specializing in Georgian language and literature. In 2003-2005 she was awarded Doctoral Degree by Iakob Gogebashvili Special Education Pedagogical University (Corrective Pedagogy, Specialty- Oligopro teacher).

Work experience:

In 1993- 2004 she worked as a journalist of the newspaper "Republic of Georgia". Since 1997 she has been the founder and chairman of the board of the “Hearing and speech impaired Children's Aid Association".

In 2004-2007 she was the chairman of the "Independent Media Development Union".

In 2005-2009 she worked at the 205 public school (boarding school) as a school principal.

In 2006-2007 she was a lecturer at the Faculty of Education of Ilia Chavchavadze Pedagogical University, a lecturer at the faculty of special education pedagogy department, and special and inclusive education pedagogy PhD degree seeker.

In 2011-2013 she led the Ilia State University's Graduate and PhD programs Master’s Degree course ,,Sign Language Teaching Methodology" Georgia. Since 2012 till present time she is the Head of the Day Center for Persons with Disabilities.

In 2014-2016 she was the author and host of the first medical radio program "People with different abilities”; In 2014-2016 she was the deputy chief editor of the magazine "Imedi +". From 2016 onwards, she has been managing the wooden social enterprise "Skhivi".

In 2016-2017, she was a Trainer of “IT” modern methods of working with persons with intellectual restrictions using modern educational and therapeutic instruments.

Technical Skills:

Languages: Georgian, Russian, English.

Roland Asakashvili was elected as a member of the Board of "Article 42 of the Constitution" on March 15, 2019 by the General Assembly.

Education:

1994 - graduated from the Agrarian University

2000 - graduated from Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

2003- passed the bar examination specializing in Criminal Law – High Council of Justice of Georgia

2012- passed the bar examination specializing in Civil Law- Georgian Bar Association

Work experience:

Since 1999 - a lawyer and a member of Article 42 of the Constitution" NCNILP.   

2002-2003 - the board member of "Article 42 of the Constitution" NCNILP.     

Since 2005 - a founder and member of Bar Association NCNILP.   

2013-2014 - a board member of "Article 42 of the Constitution" NCNILP.     

1998-2001 - a lawyer in the project "Free Legal Aid at the Tbilisi District Court for the socially disadvantaged"

2001-2004 -a coordinator in the project "Free Legal Aid at the Tbilisi District Court on Criminal Cases"

2010-2013 - A lawyer in the project "Free Legal Assistance on Tax Issues".

2011- An expert / trainer for the improvement and implementation of commercial law.

2012 - A lawyer in the project "Strategic Litigation for the Protection of Human Health Rights".

2013- A coordinator of the project “Increasing trust of Small and medium-sized enterprises in the judicial system”

2014 - the coordinator of the project "Evidence-based intervention with the aim of protecting the rights of drug addicts»

2015 - a trainer/lawyer in the project "legislative base for HIV/AIDS and assessment of the relevant practices in the direction of ensuring the protection of the rights of HIV/AIDS patients and advocating for the protection of the rights of HIV/AIDS high-risk groups”   

2016 - a trainer/lawyer in the project "Strengthening women and especially women belonging to ethnic minorities and promoting access to justice".

Since 2018, he has been working as a lawyer in various projects.

Technical skills:

Languages: Georgian, Russian.