TI Georgia’s Judicial Monitoring and Legal Advice Program
The program is established as a subprogram of four-year USAID funded Judicial Integrity and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP), implemented by East West Management Institute (EWMI).
The Judicial Monitoring and Legal Advice Program builds on TI Georgia’s pre-existing Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) project. The new ALAC offices will be operational in Tbilisi and Batumi, and will be providing free legal consultations to public. ALAC will only take on administrative cases, involving citizen’s grievances against state bodies. Violations of property rights and tax disputes will be the prime focus of our legal consultations, however other cases may be undertaken as well, based on merit. TI Georgia will pursue the cases to courts, at all levels. Where the demand for our services exceeds our capacities for help, we will be forwarding the cases to our partners, as to ensure maximum service and protection of legitimate rights.
Further, standards for attaining information form courts will be developed and publicized. Court compliance with the standards will also be monitored. TI Georgia will be undertaking an active advocacy campaign, with other partners of JILEP. Based on the findings of court monitoring and the trends and systemic problems identified through ALAC work, TI Georgia will develop administrative and legislative recommendations. We will promote the development of targeted legislation, addressing important shortcomings identified.
The recommendations will be published as statements, reports or blog posts and will be made available in Georgian and English on TI Georgia’s web page.