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Ana Natsvlishvili – Parliamentary Secretary of the President of Georgia

6O8A5414.jpgAna Natsvlishvili was born on December 31, 1984.
In 2006, she graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Law. In 2007, Natsvlishvili obtained a master’s degree in Law at the European Central University (Hungary). In 2013, she got a second master’s degree in Law at the University of Essex (UK).
From 2007 to 2008, Natsvlishvili was an intern at Article 19, a British human rights organization (UK). In the same period, she also completed her internship at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Law Clinic (South Africa).
In 2008-2011, Natsvlishvili worked in the Human Rights Organization (Georgia) and the South Caucasus Office of Penal Reform International (Georgia).
In 2012, Natsvlishvili was employed at the Essex Transitional Justice Network (UK), while in 2013, at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (UK).
From 2014 to 2017, Natsvlishvili worked in the Georgian Young Lawyers Association. Throughout 2014-2017, she was elected three times as a chairman of the same organization. In the same period, she was leading the Coalition for Independent and Transparent Judiciary, comprised of more than thirty non-governmental organizations.
In 2017, Natsvlishvili was a member of the State Constitutional Commission. In 2016-2017, she was a member of the Commission that selected candidates to be presented at the Strasbourg Human Rights Court. In 2016, she was a member of the Commission for Justice Strategy and Action Plan envisaged in the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia.
Natsvlishvili is the author and co-author of numerous research papers and publications on human rights condition in Georgia and operation of democratic institutions in the country. As an expert, she has collaborated with several international organizations, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Council of Europe.
Natsvlishvili has obtained many professional scholarships and certificates. In 2017, she was given the award of the Human Rights Defender of the Year, set by seven higher education institutions of Georgia.
On January 9, 2018, Natsvlishvili was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary of the President of Georgia.
Natsvlishvili speaks fluent English and Russian languages.
She has a spouse and two children.