With the initiative of Max Plank Institute for International and Foreign Criminal Law (Freiburg), Grigol Robakidze University and the Caucasus Centre for Mediation and Conflict Prevention “Consensus”, under the financial assistance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Ministry of Federal Foreign Affairs of Germany, the International Scientific Conference “Legal aspects of violence and conflict prevention” was held on may 20-24, 2013. The conference was opened in “Courtyard Marriott”.
Doctor of Law of Max Plank Institute for International and Foreign Criminal Law, Honorary Doctor of Grigol Robakidze University, initiator and head of the project Eliko Tsiklauri-Lammich, Rector of Grigol Robakidze University, Professor Mamuka Tavkhelidze, ex-Judge of the International Court in Strasbourg, Mindia Ugrekhelidze, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Professor Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Head of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Elisabeth Venohr welcomed the participants of the conference.
Together with Georgian colleagues, scholars and representatives of governmental and non-governmental circles of Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan participated in the conference during four days.
Within the scope of the conference, the Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Mr. Konstantine Kublashvili hosted the delegation. The issues concerning the independent court were discussed during the meeting. Besides, the delegation visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
On May 23, 2013 the conference was continued at Grigol Robakidze University. The existing situation in the penitentiary system and the problems of prisoners’ conditions were discussed on the conference; also were analyzed the reform of the penitentiary system, independence of judiciary, legal aspect of prevention of economic crime, etc.
On May 24, 2013 Merab Berdzenishvili International Cultural Centre “Muza” hosted the delegation.