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

Former President of Georgia
Giorgi Margvelashvili
Former PM of Georgia; For Georgia chairman
Giorgi Gakharia
Minister of Justice of Georgia
Rati Bregadze
Shalva Papuashvili: I expected Pawel Herczynski to express his regret over the Embassy’s role as an instrument of attack on Justice, but Instead We Heard That It is necessary to check the judges – It is the NGOs and Nino Lomjaria who should be checked
Mamuka Mdinaradze: The collective National Movement, through the mouth of Nino Lomjaria, had to make a historical admission that no representative party of the radical opposition, apart from the National Movement, can cross the electoral barrier
Irakli Kobakhidze: It is an axiomatic truth that Gakharia is a traitor - we have no questions why he acted at the behest of Lomjaria on June 20 - don't to get too involved in the debates and play Tik Tok with Buchukuri and Liluashvili, who are counting the last months of the parliamentarian game
Irakli Kobakhidze: UNM is collapsing, and according to our observation, this is not accidental, I think this is the task that Kezerashvili is performing - the plan is to bring down UNM in order to bring another political force forward
Irakli Kobakhidze: It is a fact that the decision to pardon Mikheil Saakashvili has not been on the agenda - this man had been dying for two years, it was impossible to revive him, although we see that he revived, he is not dying anymore
Irakli Kobakhidze: Salome Zurabishvili herself provided us with another proof that she really should not have been allowed to go to Europe
Public Defender to present an annual report in the Parliament today
Gia Volski: Zurabishvili should at least explain to people what she brought from the visits, which she held without agreement, in violation of the constitution
Former Public Defender Nino Lomjaria founds public platform - European Orbit of Georgia
Irakli Kobakhidze: Our principle is simple - no member of the National Movement in any body and we will act according to this principle in the future as well
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
US Ambassador discusses visa restrictions and future of US-Georgia relations
Estonian Ambassador to Georgia - If we want EU membership, we should all play by the rules - The Georgian Government on the one hand says that they are moving closer to the EU, but their actions do not prove that