Lado Chanturia

Born on 14 April 1963 in Tsalenjikha, Georgia

  • Graduated in Law, Faculty of law, State University of Tbilisi, 1985
  • Ph.D. post-graduate fellowship at the Moscow Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, 1986-1989
  • Docent, Faculty of Law, Tbilisi State University, 1990-1995
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange) fellowship, Faculty of law, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany, 1991-1993
  • Member of the Private Law Reform State Commission which drafted the Civil Code of Georgia, 1991-1996
  • Member of the State Commission which drafted the Constitution of Georgia, 1992-1995
  • Advisor to the Minister of Justice of Georgia, 1993-1997
  • Doctor of law, State University of Tbilisi, 1994
  • Professor of Private and Comparative Law, Ivane Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi, since 1995
  • Member of the Council of Justice of Georgia, 1997-2004
  • Minister of Justice of Georgia, 1998-1999
  • President of the Supreme Court of Georgia, 1999-2004
  • Research fellow of the Humboldt Foundation at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Private Law, Germany, 2004-2006
  • Director of the Project “Civil and Economic Law in the Countries of the Central Asia and Caucasus” at the University of Bremen, Germany, 2006-2009
  • Senior Advisor of the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in field of Legal and Judicial Reforms in Eschborn, Germany, 2009-2011
  • Visiting Professor (DAAD-Gastdozent) at the Institute for Eastern European Law, Christian-Albrechts-Univertiy in Kiel, Germany, 2011-2014
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Federal Republic of Germany, 2014-2018
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, since 2015
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 8 January 2018.
Lado Chanturia