Public Defender of Georgia
Nino Lomjaria

Place of birth



2006 - graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a Master's degree in Law;

2011- graduated from University of Washington, DC, St. Louis, USA, with a Master's Degree Program

Professional Experience

2003-2004 - Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), assistant at the Legal Aid Center;

2005-2007 - Georgian Young Lawyers Association, lawyer;

2008-2010 - Georgian Young Lawyers Association, coordinator of election projects;

2011 - Washington, DC, assistant of professor of law;

2014-2015 - Visiting Professor at Ilia State University;

2011-2015 - International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), executive director;

2015-2016 - Network of European Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), secretary-general;

2016 - International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), legal and election consultant;

2016-2017 - State Audit Office, first deputy Auditor General;

Since 2017 - University of Georgia, visiting lecturer;

Since 2017- Public Defender of Georgia

European Georgia chairman
Giga Bokeria
Former President of Georgia
Mikheil Saakashvili
President of Georgia
Salome Zurabishvili
Nino Lomjaria: I would tell my fellow citizens, stand on the right side of history - it is a very important moment
Paata Manjgaladze: Strategy Builder expressed no confidence towards the selection process of the Public Defender - it is a farce that serves to push the government's preferred candidate
Kelly Degnan: Whoever is the next Public Defender is someone who's qualified, who's independent, who's courageous
Irakli Kobakhidze on Nino Lomjaria: She was practically everything except the Public Defender
Nino Lomjaria: A prisoner in Mikheil Saakashvili's condition can be subjected to at least a postponement of the sentence - the judge can also visit the prisoner, familiarize himself with the situation and assess the situation, so I am hopeful
Nino Lomjaria completes her term as a Public Defender
Nino Lomjaria: Mikheil Saakashvili's condition allows for a postponement of the sentence - I will try to submit the opinion of the friend of the court before the end of my term, by December 8
Public Defender and members of the medical council visited Mikheil Saakashvili
Kelly Degnan to Nino Lomjaria: You were a true champion
Nino Lomjaria: We studied the appeal verdict of Nika Gvaramia and today we see more of a political factor in this case than before
According to Nino Lomjaria, discussions are underway as to how the Public Defender will be involved in Mikheil Saakashvili's case
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"
Nino Lomjaria: The doctors have confirmed to me that Mikheil Saakashvili has been lying down since October, his motor skills have slowed down, he has difficulty moving his hand and cannot walk - he wants to attend the trial, but I don't know how he will be able to
Nino Lomjaria arrives at Vivamed clinic to visit Mikheil Saakashvili
Nino Lomjaria: Blaming the causes of the crime that happened in the Tskhramukha Monastery on the representatives of specific media outlets is extremely dangerous and wrong
Public Defender expresses extreme concern regarding the judgment delivered today by Tbilisi Court of Appeal against Nika Gvaramia
Nino Lomjaria: In terms of human rights protection, the situation is worse today than when I became a Public Defender
Irakli Kobakhidze: If the radical opposition's calculation is that the Parliament will not be able to elect a Public Defender, but they will leave Giorgi Burjanadze as the de facto Ombudsman with such tricks, this will be a drastic occurrence
Dr. Khatuna Burkadze - Ukraine will win through the support of the U.S. and other Western allies
Pawel Herczynski: The report on the implementation of 12 priorities will be unpolitical, merit-based - member states will also assess overall progress of Georgia, including rule of law and freedom of media
Dr. Khatuna Burkadze – We need to move forward to Europe with unity