Tamar Dekanosidze

Education: BA in Law from Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia); Non-degree BA studies in Politics, Government and Human Rights at Utica College (Utica, NY, USA); LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (Colchester, UK).

Position: Lawyer and Project Coordinator at the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association

Research Interests: Feminist legal theories, femicide, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, marginalized women, health and human rights, discrimination, European Convention on Human Rights.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian

City: Tbilisi

Email:  tamar.dekanosidze1(at)gmail.com


Tamar Dekanosidze is a Lawyer and a Project Coordinator at the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association. She does strategic human rights litigation and focuses on women’s rights, non-discrimination and health rights. She currently litigates femicide and gender-based violence cases at the European Court of Human Rights and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Her major research interest is the feminist critique of the law.

Tamar has worked at various human rights organizations in Georgia, Kosovo, UK and US. She is an attorney of general specialization and works as an invited lecturer in human rights at local universities.



- (Author) “Improving Access to Justice for Women in Georgia.” Guide for CSOs for Ensuring Access to Justice for Women, Nov. 2017, pp. 67–89. Published by Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation and Women’s Human Rights Training Institute;

- (Co-author) “The State’s obligation to regulate and monitor private health care facilities: the Alyne da Silva Pimentel and the Dzebniauri cases.” Public Health Reviews, 2 Aug. 2017.

- (Co-author) Gender and Law – Gender Analysis of Georgian Legislation, 2016. Published by Partnership for Human Rights.

- (Author) “Femicides of 2014 in Georgia – Challenges of Prosecution and Punishment.” FEMICIDE Establishing a Femicide Watch in Every Country, vol. 7, 2017, pp. 13–19.

- (Author) Judgments of 2014 Femicide cases in Georgia, 2016. Published by the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association.

- (Author) “Georgian survivors of Soviet-Era repression no longer denied their right to compensation.” European Human Rights Advocacy Centre Bulletin, vol. 22, 2014, p. 11.