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

Prime Minister of Georgia
Irakli Gharibashvili
Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Public Defender of Georgia
Nino Lomjaria
Mamuka Mdinaradze: Some politicians call Mikheil Saakashvili a symbol of modernization, I can't imagine an anti-Western campaign on that
Tina Bokuchava at the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE - Ivanishvili imitates Putin - the main opponent, Mikheil Saakashvili, was captured and treated with degrading treatment - democracy in Georgia is in danger!
Levan Bezhashvili: The report of the Speaker of the Parliament is detached from the reality, the richer are getting richer and the rest of the population of Georgia is getting poorer - we have to take very bold decisions
Shalva Papuashvili: The most shameful page of disinformation written by the opposition in the recent history is related to Saakashvili - when the primitive lie did not work, Saakashvili plunged into the vortex of radicalization
Archil Talakvadze: Now a new political union is being formed - "National Movement 2" and Mikheil Saakashvili is also trying to somehow take his place in this second wagon, but it will be very difficult
Lawyer: Maybe the dramaturgy and pathos of the process did not create the impression that the case was dropped, but from the point of view of content, the prosecutors should have requested to withdraw the charges against Teimuraz Janashia today
The judge of Mikheil Saakashvili's case: Judges are not subject to instructions
The trial of Mikheil Saakashvili is ongoing in the city court
Zurab Chiaberashvili: It is not surprising that all our supporters demand an end to the political persecution - we will see a number of efforts by our international partners, aimed at Salome Zurabishvili ending the political persecution in Georgia
Shalva Papuashvili: Collecting signatures by MEPs for the purpose of pardoning Mikheil Saakashvili is another shameful attempt to "save the criminal from a just punishment"
Davit Kirkitadze to President: Make the only and correct decision - release Mikheil Saakashvili - do not sign what the founders of tyranny in Russia are signing
Levan Khabeishvili: It is important that the main opposition leader be free before the elections - hundreds of our fellow citizens join the demand for Mikheil Saakashvili's release
Mikheil Sarjveladze on Radoslaw Sikorski’s statement: I think that all this did not look like it was a surprise for Salome Zurabishvili
Radoslaw Sikorski to Salome Zurabishvili: It is important that Mikheil Saakashvili is treated fairly and perhaps you can contribute to his release
Mikheil Sarjveladze: Since when did signatures become a decisive factor, to hold someone accountable? - Despite the statement made - "No and never", Zurabishvili will have to change this decision
Giorgi Vashadze: There is a direct parallel between the imprisonment of Navalny and Mikheil Saakashvili
Mikheil Saakashvili: Putin killed Alexei Navalny in prison - Putin often compared me to Navalny and, of course, he hated us
Mikheil Saakashvili: Ivanishvili and, unfortunately, President Zurabishvili, who are French citizens, are still treating the former president as Pakistani – I hope that will change
Levan Gurgenidze - Progressing Towards Transparent and Fair Elections in Pakistan: Mapping the Course for Democratic Advancement
Azerbaijan’s energy resources as one of the key elements of Europe’s energy diversification
USAID Mission Director John Pennell: “The United States and Georgia share the same objective of a more secure, prosperous, and democratic Georgia that is firmly integrated with the West”