Exploring the Significance of Justice and Independence Principles: UNA Georgia Engages Youth in Enlightening Session


In a recent insightful session, the USAID Unity Through Diversity Program joined forces with the USAID Rule of Law Programs to facilitate a thought-provoking meeting. The event featured Mr. Tim Baland, a distinguished former judge from the United States District Court, who engaged with 57 young individuals associated with the USAID Unity Through Diversity program's youth centers.

Taking place on August 1 and August 3 in Akhalkalaki and Akhaltsikhe respectively, the meeting delved into a multifaceted theme. While the spotlight was on U.S. Democracy, the discussion also encompassed pivotal subjects integral to the legal framework. Mr. Baland, drawing upon his extensive experience, elaborated on the intricacies of court structure. He emphasized the indispensability of a just judiciary system, shedding light on its fundamental components and the crucial role of checks and balances.

Throughout the session, Mr. Baland provided insights into various court cases, offering a glimpse into the challenges that had marked his illustrious career. The dialogue extended to the captivating realm of jury trials. Mr. Baland accentuated the importance of impartial juries and navigated the intricate dynamics that characterize trials.

The young participants from the youth centers showed remarkable enthusiasm in not only imbibing knowledge from the discussion but also actively contributing to it. This interaction yielded substantial outcomes, benefiting the youth center attendees with a deeper comprehension of informed civic engagement.

UNA Georgia continues to empower young minds with the tools to grasp the significance, hurdles, and avenues inherent in the principles of justice and independence. Such engagements serve as a testament to fostering an enlightened and proactive generation ready to navigate the complexities of the modern world.

USAID Unity Through Diversity program is implemented by the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNA Georgia), with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).