Gvantsa Joined IPHR in 2022 as a Project Officer. She is responsible for overseeing a project aimed at supporting the right to protest in former soviet union countries. She works closely with both international and local non-governmental organisations to raise awareness about the freedom of assembly and to ensure the sustainability of social movements in the region. In addition to her role as a Project Officer, Gvantsa also serves as an International Migration Lawyer. In this capacity, she manages high-priority
emergency cases pertaining to the protection and well-being of Human Rights Defenders operating within the FSU.
Prior to joining IPHR, Gvantsa had a diverse background in working with leading Georgian non-
governmental organisations. Her previous roles revolved around critical topics including freedom of
religion and the rights of ethnic and racial minorities. Her most recent experience was ensuring that
Georgia effectively adhered to the Refugee Convention and Protocol, with support provided by the
Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.
Gvantsa earned her Bachelor of Law from Tbilisi State University and her Master’s in International
Human Rights Law from Lund University. She is a member of the Georgian Bar Association.