Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA)
GYLA works to establish the rule of law and protect human rights in all of its projects and activities, both at the individual and institutional levels. With this approach, over years of work.
GYLA has achieved significant success in human rights protection – both in the domestic courts and at the international level. This is demonstrated by up to three thousand (3,000) successful cases in the various courts of Georgia. Moreover, out of 30 lawsuits submitted to the Constitutional Court, eight (8) have ended successfully. Out of 135 lawsuits submitted to the European Court of Human Rights, eight (8) of these have also ended successfully, while the vast majority remain under consideration.
GYLA for years has been conducting monitoring within various projects. These relate to a number of spheres: criminal; administrative; evaluation of conditions in prisons and revealing violation of inmates’ rights; property rights and protection of the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). For years, GYLA has been actively working on media issues. We have also implemented a number of anti-corruption projects (for example “The Government of Georgia under the Sun”, “Freedom of Information in Georgia”, “Rehabilitation beyond the Facade”, “Monitoring the Budget Spending”, etc.).
GYLA has observed and monitored elections in the country for over 15 years.
GYLA has implemented three particularly high-profile campaigns: “Right to Life”, “Do Not Torture” and “This Affects You”.
Trust and Recognition:
GYLA was a 2013 finalist of the Václav Havel international competition on human rights. Becoming a finalist of this highly prestigious competition was seen as a great success for GYLA. The accomplishment is a great honor for the organization, but also represents an increased responsibility to further strengthen our work towards the protection of human rights in Georgia.
GYLA for years has been cooperating with international organizations, who in turn prepare their reports based on information and research provided by GYLA.
GYLA is recognized as one of the most well-known NGOs in Georgia, according to sociological research conducted in 2014.See more