Former President of Georgia
Mikheil Saakashvili

Place of birth



Graduated from Kyiv University, Faculty of International Law in 1992; In 1993 he received a diploma from the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Worked at the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights in Oslo, then at the Human Rights Committee of the Provisional State Council of Georgia, and then at the New York Law Firm "Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler"; He graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1994 with a Master’s degree, and the following year attended lectures at George Washington University School of Law. He studied at the European Academy of Law in Florence and the Academy of International Law in The Hague; 2000-2001 he was the Minister of Justice of Georgia; 2002-2003 Chairman of Tbilisi City Council; On February 13, 2015, he was appointed Chairman of the International Advisory Board for Reforms in Ukraine.

United National Movement Party, Founder and Leader (2001-);

Parliament of the 4th convocation of Georgia, Member (1995-1999);

Committee on Constitutional and Legal Issues and Lawfulness of the Parliament of Georgia of the 4th convocation, Chairman (1995-1998);

Union of Citizens of Georgia parliamentary faction (4th convocation), Chairman (1998-1999);

Parliament of Georgia of the 5th convocation, Member (1999-2000);

Union of Citizens of Georgia, member (1995-);

President of Georgia (2004-2013)

Awards, prizes

2009 - Order of Honor of the Republic of Armenia;

2008 - Medal of Honor "10 years in Astana";

2006 - Honorary Doctor of the University of Haifa;

2005 - Man of the Year in Ukraine;

2005 - American Bar Association Award for Fighting for Law and Order;

2004 - Annual European of the Year Award from non-EU countries;

Gold Medal and Honorary Doctor of Yerevan State University

Public Defender of Georgia
Nino Lomjaria
Mayor of Tbilisi
Kakha Kaladze
Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
Shalva Papuashvili: Georgian people are loyal to European values, although some European politicians are lost to the European bureaucracy - the entire Georgian criminal clan of politicians was hiding or is hiding in the European space
Mikheil Saakashvili: They decided to bring in the Chinese, let the Chinese replace the Georgians - why the hell do we want our Anaklia port in the hands of the Chinese?
Kakha Kaladze on the USA: Georgia cannot be someone's servant, it is impossible – cooperation and friendship should be mutual, it cannot be unilateral
Kakha Kaladze: No matter what platforms they create, unite, dissolve, Georgian Dream has a real chance to gain a constitutional majority in the parliamentary elections
Tina Bokuchava: As Zurab Zhvania famously said, "We are Georgians and therefore we are Europeans", neither Russia nor the current ruler of Georgia supported by it can change that
Irakli Kadagishvili: The Amnesty bill will probably be introduced next week, and in the second half of July, it will be discussed and adopted in the first reading
Tina Bokuchava at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly: Mikheil Saakashvili is in prison for political reasons - Ivanishvili uses corrupt judges as a tool of political persecution
Mikheil Saakashvili: I listened to Nika Melia's speech, which unfortunately repeated the message and clichés of the Russian oligarchic regime
Mikheil Saakashvili: I support the joint declaration agreed by the opposition parties in Brussels – we need to create a united, large coalition
Mikheil Saakashvili’s trial ongoing in Tbilisi City Court
Tina Bokuchava: Mikheil Saakashvili's imprisonment is a clear example of political justice used for revenge and political retribution in a country that wants to join the European Union
Public Defender: I can't talk about Mikheil Saakashvili's health, although if we compare him physically with what I found during the previous visit, he looks much better today
Davit Matikashvili: These people had been calling each other "fraudsters", today one part wants to have a relationship and contact with the other
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: The authorities of Georgia have learned a lesson from the criminal action and aim to "return" Abkhazia and South Ossetia in a peaceful way
Mikheil Saakashvili: The President said to the young people that it turns out that during my time there were "carousels" in the elections - did Mrs. Salome see the mass violations that the whole of Georgia saw in 2018, when she was elected?
Mikheil Saakashvili: the goal remains great unity, if it does not work out, then we will unite on a common platform as much as we can
Mikheil Saakashvili: I support the election of Tina Bokuchava as the new chairperson and the steps taken towards the renewal of the party
Giga Bokeria: It is important to unite different political forces regarding the necessary steps to be taken after the defeat of Ivanishvili's regime
Robin Wagener - With the law on "transparency of foreign influence", there will be no EU membership - No chance for that
Estonian Ambassador to Georgia - If we want EU membership, we should all play by the rules - The Georgian Government on the one hand says that they are moving closer to the EU, but their actions do not prove that