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Eka Tkeshelashvili

Georgia

President of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies, Former Foreign Minister and Justice Minister

Eka Tkeshelashvili has been the President of the Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies since 2012. 

She was Vice Prime-Minister, State Minister for Reintegration (2010-2012). She previously served as the National Security Adviser to the President of Georgia and as the Secretary of the National Security Council (2008-2010) heading the National Strategic Review Process. Earlier she held the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs (2008). She also worked as Prosecutor General (2008) and Minister of Justice (2007-2008) leading the criminal justice, civil and public service reforms. Mrs. Tkeshelashvili also held the position of Chairperson of Tbilisi Appeals Court and was member of the High Council of Justice of Georgia. At earlier stages she also served as the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Deputy Minister of Justice, where she was mainly responsible for the international legal relations.

Before joining the government, Mrs. Tkeshelashvili was a Deputy Chief of Party at IRIS Georgia implementing USAID rule of law projects. She also worked in ICRC responsible for the programs on national implementation of International Humanitarian Law. 

Mrs. Tkeshelashvili also worked in academia, as an Associate Professor she taught the Public International Law and Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities at various Georgian universities.