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Zurab Sanikidze

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Director of Analytical Department
Mr. Zurab Sanikidze is a Director of Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. At the same time he is the Chair of the OGP Forum of Georgia, also the Secretary of Anticorruption Council as well as of the Criminal Justice Reform Council of Georgia. His work experience includes working on different positions at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, working at the Office of Public Defender (Ombudsman’s Office) of Georgia, Appeals Court of Georgia as well as the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Having been educated as a lawyer in multiple jurisdictions, including Georgia (Bachelor at the Tbilisi State University;United States (Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government); and LL.M. at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs), Italy (LL.M. at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI); and specialization course at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC)), United States (International Visitor Leadership Program), Switzerland (Swiss Leadership Award), and France (specialization course at the International Institute of Human Rights (René Cassin Institute)), the areas of his expertise cover a wide range of fields of international law and public policy.

Mr. Sanikidze is a lecturer (subject: international criminal law; international law and armed conflict) in different Georgian universities; he has published different articles in national as well as international law journals. Mr. Sanikidze is the member of the International Association of Penal Law/Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP). Mr. Sanikidze speaks Georgian (mother tongue), English, Russian and French languages.

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