• CaC

Giorgi Dgebuadze, PhD

Title of the Research Project:

The Role of International Criminal Law in Georgia: Current Challenges and Jurisprudential Perspectives

Main Goals of the Research Project:

  • The connection of questions on international criminal law with several relevant research fields, such as: international relations in times of globalization and regionalization, rule of law, awareness of right and wrong, governance, conflict resolution

  • The political expectations for the role of international criminal law

  • The integration of the newest concepts of international criminal law (courts) in Georgian law, mainly based on the law and practice of the International Criminal Court

  • The institutional cooperation between the International Criminal Court and Georgia, the lacks and deficits, the role of law science, jurisprudence, jurisdiction
  • International criminal procedure issues – relevant to the criminal procedure of Georgia (for example, in connection with the ongoing investigation of the International Criminal Court on the situation in Georgia).


Short Description of the Research Project

The project analyzes the latest concepts of international criminal law (courts), based mainly on the International Criminal Court’s Rome Statute. The purpose of the project is not just to research into the types and dynamics of institutional changes in Georgian and international criminal laws, but to address practical problems and to change and compare the main points of the research for flexible and productive criminal justice (e.g., to prosecute high-level political and military officials by modern criminal theories). The role of international criminal law in Georgia is particularly relevant in connection with the International Criminal Court’s ongoing investigation of the crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the context of an international armed conflict between Georgia and Russia in 2008.


Institute for Comparative and Transnational Criminal Law, Criminal Law Department, Faculty of Law

Home University/Academy:

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia 

German Postdoc-Tandem-Partner:

PD Dr. Boris Burghardt, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany (now: Prof. Dr. Boris Burghardt)

German Host:

Prof. Dr. Edward Schramm, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Managed by:

Bielefeld University