Tinatin Khidasheli

Tinatin Khidasheli

Consultant
United Nations Development Programme and European Union

Tinatin was elected as member of Parliament representing 11th electoral district in the October 2012 general elections. and currently serves as the Minister of Defense of Georgia. In 2010 she was elected to and served on the City Council in Tbilisi, Georgia and as a member of the Budget Committee. As one of the leaders of the opposition Republican Party, she strived to eradicate state corruption in Georgia, while fighting for human rights, democratic reforms and respect for the constitution and laws of Georgia. She was involved in numerous independent anti-corruption investigation projects, supporting journalists and NGOs in information gathering, disclosure and reporting. Previously, as president of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Tinatin played an important role in observing parliamentary elections, uncovering electoral fraud, creating dispute-resolution programs, and lobbying for the creation of state-run legal aid services for the poor and disenfranchised.

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