The countries of the South Caucasus - Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan - have been plagued by the failings of the rule of law. While the quality of written laws has improved since independence, legal institutions - and perhaps legal culture - continue to be weak. The failings of law have in turn had a corrosive effect on state-building and democratization. This book examines the rule of law in the region from a variety of themes and perspectives, such as corruption, elections, relations with Europe, legal professions, regulation of business, environment protection and human rights. The impact of Georgia's 'Rose Revolution' and law in the separatist territories of the region are also discussed.