Professor Apollon Paliashvili, a native of Georgia, after receiving his law degree in 1950
worked in Moscow for the USSR Ministry of Justice. In 1958, he received his Ph.D. in Moscow
and in 1968, a Doctorate of Law in Tbilisi. Since 1960, he has taught at the Tbilisi State University
Law School's Department of Criminal Procedure and Forensic Sciences. From 1985 to 2000, he
served as Chairman of the Department. Prof. Paliashvili's scholarly interests include the
areas of criminal justice, criminal procedure, forensic sciences, and procuratorial oversight,
about which he has published over 195 scholarly and professional works that have appeared in
Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, other CIS countries, and Europe. In addition to teaching at Tbilisi
State University, he frequently lectures at other universities in Georgia and abroad. Prof.
Paliashvili is currently an active participant in Georgian legal reform, for which his
opinions are highly regarded and sought after by the Georgian Government and Parliament.
He was the Chairman of the Georgian Government's Commission on the Elaboration of a Criminal
Procedure Code. He also was a member of Advisory Councils of the Georgian Prosecutor General's
Office and Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 1999, Prof. Paliashvili was elected Academician
of the Georgian Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences and was awarded the State Medal of Glory
by President Shevardnadze. Prof. Paliashvili is fluent in Georgian and Russian. He works in Tbilisi.