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

Special Representative of the Prime Minister for Relations with Russia
Zurab Abashidze
European Georgia chairman
Giga Bokeria
Former President of Georgia
Mikheil Saakashvili
Shalva Papuashvili: Such speculative accusations become easy for a person after he loses conscience - unfortunately, Giorgi Gakharia chose the path of betrayal
Shalva Papuashvili: We stand in solidarity with Ukraine without being protected by either NATO's nuclear umbrella or the EU's economic solidarity umbrella, and at the same time, Russia occupies two of our regions
Shalva Papuashvili: Georgia has been acting as a NATO allied member country for a long time - Georgia has been ready for a long time for NATO to make a political decision
Shalva Papuashvili on Viktor Orbán’s letter: These are internal discussions of the EU, in which we cannot get involved - Georgia has a positive recommendation from the European Commission and nothing is hampering it
Shalva Papuashvili: Georgia is part of the chain that helps the European Union and NATO to effectively implement sanctions
Shalva Papuashvili: NATO membership is a political issue that has its own time and context - the main thing is that our aspiration is clear and this requires a response from NATO
Parliament Speaker leaves for Brussels
Shalva Papuashvili: The European Union cannot be complete without Georgia, just as Georgia cannot be complete without the European Union, this is one historical and cultural space the part of which we are
Shalva Papuashvili: They say that the changes relating to the prohibition of financing of legal entities do not change anything for the better, but do they spoil anything? - This is a recommendation of the Venice Commission
Shalva Papuashvili: There has been no entry of a Russian citizen that endangered the security environment - they chased pictures on the walls, saying that those were the signs where bombs should fall, then it turned out that it was just a cat, we have this level of opposition
Shalva Papuashvili: The events taking place in the National Movement are the harmful influence of the oligarchy on Georgian politics - the informal ruler is a criminal and finances the opposition and the media with the money of European pensioners
Shalva Papuashvili: If anyone wants to help the government to implement the 9 recommendations, the door is open to everyone - the only thing we are afraid of is that we will again see the opposition, as well as some activist groups that will prevent the implementation of the recommendations
Shalva Papuashvili: No matter how much progress we have in different directions, we must always remember that providing equal opportunities for disabled people is the task of our daily work
Shalva Papuashvili: Grateful to the European diplomats for their efforts and looking forward to intensive partnership along the road
Shalva Papuashvili: There are various formats of contact with our Abkhaz fellow citizens, including humanitarian contacts - we are using all possible channels to show them the advantages of living in a united state
Shalva Papuashvili on Simonyan’s statement: Imposing sanctions on Russia is shooting oneself in the foot, everyone - citizens of Georgia, foreign partners - knows it. So, it doesn't matter who confirms this truth
Shalva Papuashvili: 2 years after the war, Mikheil Saakashvili and Grigol Vashadze participated in the Astana summit, where not only Lavrov but also Vladimir Putin participated - so now saying that it is impossible to talk together with the occupier in the same hall and space is absolute hypocrisy
Georgian Dream leaders meeting with parliamentary opposition in closed format
German Ambassador to Georgia: Georgia made enormous progress on the EU path - I can say for Germany, we want to say "yes"
The Ambassador of Israel to Georgia - Hamas is Isis. It must be defeated