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

Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
Speaker of Parliament of Georgia
Shalva Papuashvili
National Movement sets up headquarter for the release of Mikheil Saakashvili
The draft resolution on transferring Mikheil Saakashvili abroad for medical treatment was registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Nino Nadiradze: Mikheil Saakashvili's primary diagnosis is being in a penitentiary, because he cannot put up with the environment
Judge Giorgi Arevadze rejected the motion of Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyers regarding the questioning of the Minister of Justice, Rati Bregadze
Irakli Kobakhidze: When self-harm is carried out for the purpose of release, the state cannot take responsibility for it - it is a disaster and shocking that family members bring low-calorie food to Saakashvili
Another trial of Mikheil Saakashvili to be held today
Mykhailo Podolyak: Release Saakashvili for treatment, I am ready to personally pick him up
Maia Sandu on Saakashvili: Torturing an opposition leader to death is unacceptable for a country that wants to join the European Union
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: In the worst traditions of the People's Commissariat of USSR, the Georgian authorities are using psychological and physical violence against Mikheil Saakashvili and intentionally creating a direct threat to his life, we call for his handover to Ukraine
Johannes Hahn: The position of the European Union has been made very clear, the Georgian authorities have a responsibility to act if Mr. Saakashvili’s health is in a critical condition
Marketa Gregorova: There is no big conspiracy such as that we are being paid by National Movement or coerced by Saakashvili, that is nonsense - we care because this is a highly politicized case, and the person is dying in prison
Miriam Lexmann: The life of the former president of Georgia is at risk - games, tricks and delays must stop
Kelly Degnan: It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that Mr. Saakashvili receives the medical treatment that he needs, this is a serious situation, we are concerned
Irakli Zarkua: The President of Ukraine finds time to walk around with photos of prisoner Saakashvili at briefings at a time when Russia is attacking his country, this is strange
Debate to be held in European Parliament about Mikheil Saakashvili’s condition today
Rati Bregadze on Zelenski's statement: He should present at least one piece of proof that someone is being tortured in Georgia, whoever says it, it is unfair and insulting
Minister of Justice: We cannot be responsible for the prisoner's self-harm - we call on everyone to immediately stop supporting Mikheil Saakashvili's self-harm and politicizing the issue of execution of the sentence
Salome Zurabishvili: Georgia's problems should be on the table, because no one should think that this war can be resolved without Russia leaving all the occupied territories
Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Georgia: Now, when the door of the European Union is open, please use this historic opportunity
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