Giorgi (Giga) Bokeria (Georgian: გიორგი (გიგა) ბოკერია, born 20 April 1972 in Tbilisi) is a Georgian politician and was the secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia from November 2010 to November 2013. He is currently one of the leaders of the Movement for Freedom-European Georgia.
From 1989 to 1995, Bokeria was one of the leaders of various student movements, in particular an active member of the Press Club of Tbilisi State University. In 1992, he began working as a journalist, in the newspaper 7 Dge (7 Days), as a political editor of newspaper Mimomkhilveli (Observer) - 1992–1993, journalist with the Pikis Saati (Rush Hour) program of Channel 1 of State Radio -1993, journalist of Radio Liberty - 1994, political editor of newspaper Argumenti (Argument) - 1995–1996, Akcentebi (Accents) talk show host of Rustavi 2 broadcasting company - 1996.
In 1996, together with Levan Ramishvili, Givi Targamadze and David Zurabishvili, Bokeria co-founded the Liberty Institute, a Georgian non-profit, non-partisan, liberal public policy advocacy foundation, taking the job of coordinating human rights programs and later the position of senior legal advisor.
In 2003, after a visit to Serbia to study peaceful revolution techniques, Bokeria helped bring Serb activists from the youth movement Otpor! to Georgia to train students in the same techniques. As a result, the youth movement "Kmara" was established, which played a leading role in the November 2003 Rose Revolution. After the Revolution, Bokeria was elected to Parliament where he has authored a number laws to strengthen human rights in Georgia.
Bokeria has been a Member of Parliament since 2004. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Legal Issues and is a Member of Committee on Defense and Security. Since 2005 he is Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and vice-chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group in the assembly. In April 2008, he was moved to the post of deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, and in November 2010 to Secretary of the National Security Council. He resigned on 15 November 2013 after Georgia elected its new president, Giorgi Margvelashvili. He was succeeded by the Georgian Dream lawmaker Irina Imerlishvili.
- MP Bokeria Becomes Deputy Foreign Minister. Civil Georgia. 2008-04-07
- Reshuffle in Government, NSC. Civil Georgia. 2010-10-20
- Georgian National Security Council Secretary resigns. Trend News Agency. 15 November 2013.
- Tabula Magazine and TI Georgia's Ad Market Report. Civil Georgia. 2011-12-18
- Recommendations and assessments from European Parliament. Georgian News TV. 24 November 2011.
- Biographical entry on the website of Georgia's parliament
- Biographical entry on the website of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
- Hugh Pope, The Wall Street Journal: Pro-West leaders in Georgia push Shevardnadze out (en)
- Giga Bokeria, Givi Targamadze, Levan Ramishvili: Georgian Media in the 90s: A step to liberty, 1997 (en) (PDF-Datei)