April 20, 2021

East European University Unveils Ombuds Program

The decade old private college in Tbilisi, Georgia, has appointed Zura Bejashvili as its first Ombudsman. A new website expains, "The main principles of the Student Ombudsman’s Office of the East European University are independence, confidentiality, neutrality, impartiality and collegiality. Works according to the practice standards of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA)." Bejashvili is assisted by Irakli Tibua, an alumnus of EEU and former student leader. 

According to his EEU bio, Bezhashvili is a doctoral student of the law program at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Since 2020 he has been a legal expert on copyright issues at EUIPO, since 2019 he has been the Executive Director of the Anti-Piracy Center of Georgia, and is a member of Committee of Intellectual Property Law at Georgian Bar Association. (EEU Student Ombuds.)

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