The presentation of the second, thousand-page volume of Caucasus International University project Trilogy of Constitutionalism entitled “Constitutional Ideas and Processes in Georgian Journalism - Struggle for Constitutional Democracy (1990-1995)” was organized by Legal Issues Committee at the First Republic Hall of the Parliament of Georgia on March 15.
The conceptual understanding of the collection, the introductory letter and the scientific edition belong to Mindia Ugrekhelidze, Caucasus International University Professor. The author and supervisor of the project is Beka Kantaria, Associate Professor. The editorial-publishing team of the project is represented by the students of the University under the supervision of Dimitri Tsanava. The presentation was dedicated to 100th anniversary of the first Constitution of Georgia. It was noted that the first Georgian Constitution represents the crown of the millennial Georgian state and law, the expression of the political and legal culture of the Georgian nation. The collection reflects the recent history of Georgian constitutionalism. Here the reader will get acquainted with the opinions and assessments of 1921 Constitution after 70 years of Soviet rule. The collection is a chronicler of 1921 Constitution from this standpoint.
As it was stated during the presentation, the main aim for compiling the collection is to preserve the historical sources and pass them to the future generation. Numerous documents are still missing, such as the stenographic reports of 1993-1995 State Constitutional Commission session. The newspaper of Caucasus Institute “Georgian Chronical” has disappeared, where the materials of the plenary sitting of the State Constitutional Commission of Georgia and the Parliament in 1994-1995 were published.
It was noted at the presentation that the collection is a proof that the constitutional thinking of the Georgian nation is significant, and Georgian nation respects the idea of constitutionalism.
The presentation was attended by members of the Parliament of Georgia, Parliament staff, constitutionalists, professors of Caucasus International University, representatives of the administration and students.
Caucasus International University is planning to present the third volume of Trilogy of Constitutionalism on May 26, which will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first Constitution of Georgia.