Speaker of Parliament of Georgia
Shalva Papuashvili


1998 - graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of International Law and International Relations, majoring in International Law;

1998-2002 - studied under a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the University of Saarland (Germany); in 1999 he was awarded a Master of Laws degree, and in 2002 - a Doctor of Laws degree

Professional Experience

On December 29, 2021, Shalva Papuashvili was elected Speaker of the Parliament of the tenth convocation of Georgia;

On October 31, 2020, Shalva Papuashvili was elected a member of the tenth convocation of the Parliament of Georgia from the party list of the Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia;

On December 15, 2020, he was elected First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture;

On March 31, 2021 - he was elected Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science;

He is a member of the faction Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia;

Since January 16, 2021 he is a member of the political council of the party Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia;

March 27, 2021 - party Public Relations Secretary;

2003-2007 - he was a law expert at the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ);

2007-2017 - he headed the various directions of the German International Cooperation (GIZ) Law Program in the South Caucasus;

2017-2020 - he was the head of the Georgian team of the law program;

Since 2012 - he has been giving lectures at various universities;

Shalva Papuashvili is an associate professor at Ilia State University


Collection of legal special cases on the general part of the Civil Code (co-author);

German-Georgian-German legal dictionary (co-author);

New grounds for admissibility of cassation in civil proceedings;

Development of law through judicial law;

Commitment of good faith management of the joint stock company's supervisory board


English, German and Russian

European Georgia chairman
Giga Bokeria
Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Shalva Papuashvili: In the last few days, 6 Georgians have lost their lives as a result of Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine, this is a great loss for our country
Shalva Papuashvili to pay visit to Netherlands and Luxembourg on December 5-8
Shalva Papuashvili to visit the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Shalva papuashvili: We have full support from Germany on the path of European integration
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
Shalva Papuashvili: The main spirit of the meetings held in Germany is that Europe should be a space from Lisbon to Tbilisi
Paata Manjgaladze: I think that Shalva Papuashvili is saving paper, there is no other argument as to why the de-oligarchization bill should not be sent to the Venice Commission
Shalva Papuashvili: Spain and Portugal clearly support Georgia's progress towards EU integration
Shalva Papuashvili: We received an official response from the Venice Commission that the work on the Ukrainian law on de-oligarchization continues
Shalva Papuashvili: It is important to reach an agreement on the candidate of the ombudsman as soon as possible and the main condition is that he/she should be acceptable to the coalition majority
Shalva Papuashvili: The European continent can only be at peace once its Westernmost and Easternmost parts will be under one EU and NATO umbrella
Shalva Papuashvili: The confusing statement made by the US Ambassador caused emotions in the radical opposition, maybe the US Ambassador had wrong information
Shalva Papuashvili: My cabinet applied to the Venice Commission to learn about the situation on Ukrainian deoligarchization law - we will first find out what the situation is, and we will act accordingly
Shalva Papuashvili on David Kramer's statement: This is a direct attack on the government elected by the Georgian people
Speaker of the Parliament discusses the electoral reform with the experts of the Venice Commission and the OSCE
Shalva Papuashvili: The main message of European Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi is that today is not the time to complain, but to concentrate on common national tasks
Shalva Papuashvili: The past of Davit Kezerashvili is related to the enrichment at the expense of the Georgian army, his money is invested in the non-governmental sector, media, politics and parties
Shalva Papuashvili: The only critical message that Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi may have is that the opposition has become radical and does not participate in the implementation of the 12 recommendations
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