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

Speaker of Parliament of Georgia
Shalva Papuashvili
President of Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili
Public Defender of Georgia
Nino Lomjaria
Kelly Degnan: The main thing is for the authorities to take all the necessary steps based on new information about Mikheil Saakashvili's health condition
The session of the National Movement political council to be held on December 11
EU Ambassador: We are closely monitoring Mikheil Saakashvili's health condition, and we raise the issue of his rights with the relevant representatives of the Georgian government
According to Nino Lomjaria, discussions are underway as to how the Public Defender will be involved in Mikheil Saakashvili's case
Lawyer: I have not seen Saakashvili in such a serious condition, what I saw is a nightmare - regarding the rally, he is not against expressing sympathy in relation to health, but he is categorically against political statements
A representative of the Special Investigative Service arrived at the Vivamed clinic, where Mikheil Saakashvili is placed
The election headquarters of Levan Khabeishvili appeals to Nika Melia to immediately convene a session of the political council and to determine the date of the election of the party chairman
Giuli Alasania: Mikheil Saakashvili does not blame the Georgian government for the poisoning, if the poisoning happened, these are traces of the foreign state that considers Misha an enemy - in any case, this is a provocation against the Georgian state
Shalva Papuashvili: Saakashvili’s friends, at home and abroad, are trying in every possible way to help him avoid the just punishment that the Georgian justice has handed down
Giuli Alasania: My son does not accuse Georgians or the Georgian Government of poisoning, I urge everyone to refrain from earning political points on Mikheil Saakashvili's deteriorating health condition
Irakli Kobakhidze on Saakashvili: For 400 days, they have been claiming that the prisoner is regressing every day, all this is unbelievable
Khatia Dekanoidze: There are lobbying companies that protect Bidzina Ivanishvili's capital, the Georgian ambassador to the USA is personally involved in this
Empathy Center: Mikheil Saakashvili, has about 10 diagnoses, which makes his imprisonment incompatible
According to Nino Lomjaria, she met with President Zurabishvili on the issue of Saakashvili and shared the impression that she saw "a very serious patient in such a condition that she could not have imagined"
Nika Melia: Unity is extremely important for Mikheil Saakashvili's freedom and transfer abroad for treatment - unfortunately, some of our friends are still trying to take steps separately
Mikheil Saakashvili's lawyer: If he is receiving adequate treatment, why does the Minister of Justice offer to bring a foreign doctor?
Maka Botchorishvili: I would like to address those colleagues who compete with one another in terms of who can have their foreign friends better slander their country - by your actions you are harming Georgia’s strategic interests
Rati Bregadze: When a person is in the hospital, he is there because he needs treatment and going to court is not recommended
Peace Corps Volunteers are returning to Georgia - Interview with Rebecca Sharp, the Regional Director for Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia for the Peace Corps
Koka Katsitadze: The Reform was justified; we can confidently say that the Special Investigation Service has more capacity to ensure effective investigation