Lado JAVAKHISHVILI, Georgia
PROJECT: Protection of Child Victims Rights in Georgia

Skilled in law, human rights, public administration and project magement, Lado is a young professional from Georgia. Lado is a Founder and Director of the local Non-Governmental Organization – Institute for Democracy and Justice. He has experience with many fields and directions, including strategic planning, project management, human rights, child rights, child protection, research, data management, sustainable development, budgeting, etc.

Since 2013 he has been working in different fields, including juvenile justice, crime prevention, probation and penitentiary on analytical, monitoring and policy decision issues, including working on complex reforms based on international experience and best practice, conducting and managing research, data analysis, analyzing international regulations and recommendations, studying international experience and best practice, drafting laws and by-laws, etc. From 2013 to 2018 he was managing Diversion programs in the system of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, in 2018 he was appointed as a Director of the Crime Prevention Center and in 2020 he was promoted as a Deputy Head of National agency for Crime Prevention, Execution of Non-custodial Sentences and Probation. In 2021 he resigned from the position and founded a Non-Governmental Organization – Institute for Democracy and Justice. He also works with different international organizations as a consultant and expert on human rights, child rights, juvenile justice, crime prevention, probation and penitentiary issues.

His experience covers academic activities as well. He has several publications and is a co-author of three Handbooks with Georgian and international colleagues.

Lado holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Tbilisi State University, Master’s Degree in Law from Tbilisi State University and Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from Ilia State University.

“This Fellowship is great opportunity for me as a starting point in civil society to launch an interesting project on Child Rights Protection. I have been thinking about Child Victims Rights issues in Georgia for several years and this Fellowship gave me chance to realise my thoughts and ideas. I feel privileged for having an opportunity to work on this topic, conduct research, prepare policy paper and roadmap for policy makers and also to work on public awareness raising too. I believe the project can bring significant and sustainable outcome for child victims in my country.” – Lado Javakhishvili

Protection of Child Victims Rights in Georgia

Fellowship Summary: Researching, drafting, and promoting a policy document and roadmap for stakeholders engaged in protection of the rights of child victims in Georgia.

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Fellowship Programs 2021
Country Georgia
Areas of Interest Advocacy
Awareness raising
Topics Human rights
Judiciary & legal system
Project duration May - November 2022