Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia

Irakli Kokaia

Irakli Kokaia

Repatriation and Refugees Department Head

Date of Birth: 1975, 27 May.

Place of Birth: Senaki, Georgia.

Marital Status: married.



Work Experience:

2005.11 - to present   Head of the Refugee and Repatriation division, Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia;
2003.06-11.2005   Georgian Parliament, Defense and Security committee, leading specialist;
2001.09-01.2002  Foreign Affairs Ministry of Georgia.  Department- Relationship with Russia, leading specialist;
1998.01-07.1999  Foreign Affairs Ministry of Georgia, Foreign-Political information and Public Relations department, Attaché.


2001-2005 Moscow Diplomatic Academy. Chair- International Law.  Degree- Doctor of legal  Science  in International Law;
1999-2001 Moscow Diplomatic Academy. International Relations faculty. International relations specialist;
1992-1999 Georgian Technical University. Foreign Economic  Relations faculty. Master’s degree.


2007.03-03.2007 International workshop, entitled “Migration and Integration Development -From Politics to Practice”. Israel Foreign Affairs Ministry. Jerusalem;
2004.12-12.2004 Mass Destruction Arms Nonproliferation International Program WMD. Workshop for Leaders- Georgia, Budapest, Hungary.
2003.09-09.2003 Workshop, conducted by the  US International Jurisdiction Defense Institute. Theme: “General Inspector Functions and Role, ”Tbilisi;
1999.05-06.1999 Diplomatic courses, conducted by the Iran Islamic Republic Foreign Affairs Ministry ”Diplomatic and Consular Law”. Tehran.

Scientific proceedings/ Articles-publications:

  1. “Essence and Main characteristics of Refugee Rights  ”, Journal ”Law and Justice”, #3.2004.Moscow.
  2. “Refugees: A new peril for Europe”. Georgian Foreign Affairs Ministry bulletin #10 2002.
  3. “Refugees : XXI Century Global Problem”. Journal “Law and Justice”. # 10,2002, Moscow.

Computer literacy:

MS Word, Excel, Power Point, internet, Email etc.


Georgian (native), Russian (perfect) , English (fluent).