As a result, the team proposed the organisation of the Winter and Summer Schools for the staff working within the judiciary and for undergraduate and graduate students. The idea was well supported by the partner organisations – the Supreme Court, High Council of Justice, High School of Justice, as well as our international partner organisations.
The program of Judiciary Schools includes sessions on international and European standards related to the
administration of justice. The school aims to establish theoretical knowledge, as well as strengthen the practical skills of the participants and includes, inter alia, the following topics: overview of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the Constitutional Court of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia on the human rights issues (such as non-discrimination, fair trial guarantees), child-friendly justice, restorative justice, legal research and writing, communication in the courtroom and with the practices.
The first Winter School was held in February 2018 followed by the Summer School in July 2018 and another Winter School in February 2019. All participants were selected based on the competition by the commission composed of representatives of donor organisations and state institutions.
Trainings at the Judiciary Schools are very intensive, interactive, and they cover a broad spectrum of issues. Participants are required to do assignments and winners are given a result of grading. 12 Winners of the Winter and Summer Schools had been awarded by the donors to participate in various Study Visits abroad, international conferences and forums.