Education: BA in Law and MA in International Law from Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).
Position: Projects coordinator/Researcher at Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC).
Research Interests: Radical Critics of the Law, Gender and the Law, Queer/Feminist Legal Theories, International Law and LGBT rights, Politics of Sexuality and Queer Resistance, Radical Reproductive Justice, Critics of Carceral State and Punishment.
Languages: Georgian, English, Russian, French.
Lika is a projects coordinator focused on LGBTQI rights under EMC. She monitors, documents and assesses the human rights situation of LGBTQI people in Georgia. She tries to help the elimination of the discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation and gender identity and to advocate for institutional reforms. Behalf of EMC she tries to empower queer activism by encouraging theoretical thinking of the existed politics. Lika also works independently on sexual and reproductive health and rights, violence against women and hate crimes in Georgia.
Lika is mostly interested in the theories of contemporary queer politics and rethinking of the notion of the human rights, including, radical feminist critics of carceral state and the law.
(Author) – Operational Guideline on investigation and prevention of crimes based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2017, published by Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC).
(Author) – „Legal Situation of LGBTI Individuals in Georgia”, 2016, published by Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) under the project “LGBTI Solidarity network between Armenia and Georgia.”
(Co-author) – “Sexual Harassment – Invisible discrimination of Women”, 2015, published by Supporters for Social Change.
(Co-author) – “Gender Discrimination at the Workplace”, 2014, published by “Article 42 of the Constitution”.
(Author) – „Crime and Punishment in Queer Resistance”, pp.10–39, in Edited Volume – Queer Politics: Europeization, Local Context and Activism Challenges, 2018, published by Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC)
(Author) – “Descent Work and Social Exclusion of Transgender individuals”, 2017, Gender Identities: Beyond the Binary, International Meeting on Law and Society, Mexico City: Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World.