Ucha Nanuashvili is a founder and a director of the DRI. He is a specialist of international law, political science and human rights. He is a founder and an executive director of the Human Rights Center (HRIDC) and works there as a Project Director. In 2012-2017 he served as a Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia. He was a member of the board of the Global Initiative for Psychiatry, Chairman of the Board of Tbilisi Human Rights House, member of the Pardon Commission at the Administration of President of Georgia, Coordinator of the Tbilisi Initiative Group of Amnesty International and a member of the steering committee of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. In 2000 he was appointed as Vice-President of the Georgia Political Science Association and in 2000-2004 has worked as a lecturer. He is the author of more than 60 reports and publications on human rights issues.