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Shorena Latatia

Shorena Latatia

Shorena grew up in the town of Senaki, she witnessed first hand the effects of the war in nearby Abkhazia in the early 1990s – relatives were killed and the family home was hit in a bombardment. While studying law at Tbilisi State University, she started working as a correspondent for a magazine called “Young Lawyer”. In 2008, she started working as a lawyer for the Human Rights Centre in Georgia; one of her roles was to provide free legal representation for displaced persons before the European Court of Human Rights, identifying victims of conflict and assessing their living conditions.

Stories by the author

A Russian army vehicle in South Ossetia, August 2008. (Photo: Yana Amelina/Wikimedia Commons)
Shorena Latatia
7 Aug 13
Still hanging on as president, Mikheil Saakashvili is threatened with investigation by a hostile government.
Darina Seitova supports her family by begging. (Photo: Shorena Latatia)
Shorena Latatia
14 Feb 12
Work under way to issue identification papers allowing access to public services.
Smart shops on Tbilisi’s Rustaveli Avenue. Picture from 2009. (Photo: Andrés Romanos/Flickr)
Shorena Latatia
6 Jan 12
As old kiosks are swept away, newspaper vendors say they can't afford upmarket premises now on offer.
Many gypsy children do not go to school at all. (Photo: Shorena Latatia)
Shorena Latatia
16 Sep 11
Children miss out on education, adults on full benefits of citizenship.
Nona Salagaia says it has been hard to find work in Georgia since she returned with high hopes from abroad. (Photo: N. Salagaia)
Shorena Latatia
19 Aug 11
Job creation schemes have failed to stop workers voting with their feet.
Natalia Sadradze has sued the company that operates Tbilisi's parking spaces for giving her a parking fine. She argues that she should receive a free permit because of her disability. (Photo: Beso Darchia)
Shorena Latatia
11 May 11
Lawyers say the country’s laws are far behind the best international practice when it comes to securing disabled rights.
Tinatin Khidasheli of the opposition Republican Party. (Photo: Maia Avaliani)
Shorena Latatia
18 Mar 11
Overall trend seems to be towards less female representation in elected and appointed posts.
Nino Gvedashvili, coordinator of Human Rights House Tbilisi. (Photo: Giorgi Kupatadze)
Shorena Latatia
4 Mar 11
Legislative changes strengthen police and weaken right to public protest.
Shorena Latatia
18 Jan 11
Controversial plan to move refugees from Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflict out of Tbilisi.
Shorena Latatia
7 Jan 11
Fears that security measures designed to ward off foreign meddling may be used to stifle domestic opposition.