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Director of Democracy and Justice Programme

Guram joined EMC team in 2013 and in 2019 became the member of the board of directors and manages the organization alongside other members of the board. He is responsible for the management and coordination of the Judiciary and Democracy Programme. The aim of the programme is to promote the establishment of a fair justice system with a high degree of social sensitivity and to insure the creation of law enforcement system with high degree of accountability that is tailored to the specific needs of individuals. To achieve the stated goal, the programme aims to advocate systemic reforms in the court, law-enforcing organs and the security sector to insure governance based on justice, solidarity and on the common good of people. As a programme director, Guram is responsible for planning policies, strategies and positioning and implementing them with the rest of the programme team. Moreover, he is also responsible for organizing, coordinating and supporting the programme team.

Professional Experience

2019-present: Guest lecturer- Ilia State university

2013-2018: Project Coordinator in Judiciary and Democracy program – Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC)

2016-2017: Project Director “Drug Policy Research in Georgia” – Human Rights Watch

2013-2015: Lawyer/Researcher at Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC);

Guram is the author/supervisor of up to 10 studies/reports concerning the independence of the judiciary, institutional reform of the judiciary system, drug-policy, political neutrality of the police and institutional organization of law enforcement agencies


2018-2019: Criminology and Criminal Justice – University of Sussex

2013-2015: Master of Criminal Law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

2009-2013: bachelor of Law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


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