IntLawGrrl and Georgian Deputy Minister of Defence Anna Dolidze has been nominated by the President of Georgia as a candidate for that country’s Supreme Court. “This is a person who for years fought against injustice, she stood out for her professionalism [and] fearless position on one of the most high-profile case[s] of the previous government,” said President Giorgi Margvelashvili.
Prior to her role at the Ministry of Defence, Anna was Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario. She has also served at a number of international and non-governmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, the Russian Justice Initiative, and Save the Children. From 2004 to 2006, Anna was the President of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, the largest legal advocacy organization in the Republic of Georgia. She also served at the National Constitutional Commission, Commission for the Human Rights in Prisons and the Expert Commission for Georgia’s European Integration.
Anna has taught and lectured at Duke University, Helsinki España-Human Dimension in Madrid, Sorbonne University in Paris, and Elmira Maximum Security Correctional Facility in New York State. She has co-authored a series of policy reports including a UN-sponsored report on the privatization of the internally displaced persons’ collective settlements (2005) and a policy proposal for the establishment of a truth commission in Georgia published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (2012). Heartfelt congratulations, Anna!