Anna Dolidze

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Anna Dolidze at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dec. 7, 2012

Anna Dolidze (Georgian: ანა დოლიძე) is a lawyer from the Republic of Georgia and a sought-after speaker and writer on law and human rights in Caucasus and Central Eurasia.[1]

In 2004–2006 Dolidze was the President of the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association, the leading human rights organization in Georgia.[2] Dolidze targeted legal reform, advocated for government transparency, accountability, and criminal justice reform.[3] Dolidze represented in court the victims of human rights abuses, including journalist Irakli Imnaishvili, "rebel judges" (four Justices of the Supreme Court that refused to resign under pressure),[4] Anna Dolidze was a leader of the social movement to punish murderers of Sandro Girgvliani.[5]

She served on boards of a number of important organizations in Georgia, such as the Georgia Media Council, the Stakeholders Committee of the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Georgia, the Human Rights Monitoring Council of the Penitentiary and Detention Places, and the National Commission against Trafficking in Persons.[6]

In 2013 Dolidze received a Doctorate in Law from Cornell University and was appointed Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario.[7]

Public appearances[edit]

Dolidze frequently appears on Georgian media to comment about the issues of law, justice, and human rights[8] Dolidze has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal,[9] the Washington Post,[10] and in dozens of legal publications, on radio and television on issues related to Georgia and the former Soviet Union.[11]


  1. ^ "Georgia's Criminal Justice System Still in Need of Serious Reform". YouTube. 
  2. ^ Georgian Young Lawyers' Association
  3. ^ Cornell Law School Research Fellow speaks out on Georgian conflict
  4. ^ "Judges Speak Out Against Pressure". Civil.Ge. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sandro Gvirgvliani /". YouTube. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Initiative to Combat Trafficking". 
  7. ^ "Faculty: Dolidze, Anna". Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Program Subjective Opinion, TV Maestro". TV Maestro. 
  9. ^ 10 November 2007 (10 November 2007). "Wall Street Journal cites IRI Poll in Georgia | International Republican Institute". IRI. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Paul J. Saunders (15 August 2008). "Georgia's Recklessness". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Adomanis, Mark (1 June 2013). "Washington Post Is Wrong: Georgia's Democracy Isn't In Peril". Forbes. 

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