Speaker

Ms Thea Tsulukiani was appointed as Minister of Justice of Georgia in October 2012. Prior to her appointment, she was elected as Member of Parliament for Nazaladevi, a single-mandate constituency of the capital, with 72% of the vote.

Ms Tsulukiani has 10 years of experience as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECHR) where at the same time she served as a member of the Committee for Rules of Court and as a rapporteur on the cases examined by single-judge compositions.

Ms Tsulukiani holds MPA degree from École Nationale d’administration (ENA) in France (Averroès 1998-2000). She also holds a Master’s degree in international law and international relations from the Tbilisi State University and a Master’s degree in politology from the Academy of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

In her capacity as Minister of Justice, Ms Tsulukiani has been leading bold reforms in the area of the rule of law and independence of the judiciary, human rights, open government and anticorruption. She is the chairperson of 8 Inter-agency Councils in the Government of Georgia, among them the Criminal Justice Reform Council, the Anti-corruption Council, the Anti-drug, Anti-torture and Anti-trafficking Councils as well as the State Commission on Migration Issues and the Inter-agency Commission for Free and Fair Elections.