On June 6, 2018 GAA hold a workshop between the Formation Working Group for the Rules of Disciplinary Proceeding and newly elected GAA Disciplinary Committee with assistance from the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The aim of the workshop was to hold a discussion on practical aspects of the rules and discuss problematic issues in an interactive manner.
Members of the Formation Working Group for the Rules of Disciplinary Proceeding: Tamar Khubuluri, Kakha Tsikarishvili, Vakhtang Khmaladze, Irakli Kordzakhia,Lasha Nodia and the members of GAA Disciplinary Comittee: Zviad Kordzadze, Giorgi Jugeli, Levan Nanobashvili, Lina Jikia and Maka Nachkebia attanded the workshop.
Sophie Tkemaladze, the Chairperson of GAA and Liana Kartsivadze, representative of UNDP also attended the workshop.
On May 4th 2018 with the support of the EU and UNDP the GAA held its general meeting of the members. Representative of the UNDP – Ms. Rusudan Tushuri made welcoming remarks and presented the scope of the project supporting the GAA.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to operation of the standards of ethics for arbitrators in practice. The members discussed ethical challenges and exchanged views on existing problematic issues. Thereafter,the Chairperson of the Governing Board, Ms. Sophie Tkemaladze, introduced amendments to the Charter proposed by the Governing Board. The members discussed and with supermajority approved the amendments, according to which the quorum of the General Meeting has been fixed at 25% (instead of 50%) and the annual membership fee has become 100 GEL (instead of 50 GEL). These amendments aim to support sustainability and flexibility of the activities of the GAA.
In the last part of the meeting 8 candidates for membership of the Disciplinary Committee were proposed. By secret ballot the members elected following 6 members of the disciplinary committee: Levan Nanobashvili, Lina Jikia, Nino Bakakuri, George Jugeli, Zviad Kordzadze and Maka Nachkebia. Election of the members of the committee is an important and final stepto put into operation the Association’s Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Rules.