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High Council of Justice of Georgia

High Council of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

High School of Justice of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Commercial Law

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

Arbitration Initiative Georgia

USAID/PROLoG Expert Brian LeDuc conducted a preliminary assessment of the causes of case delays and backlogs in Georgian courts

29 October 2018 USAID/PROLoG Expert Brian LeDuc conducted a preliminary assessment of the causes of case delays and backlogs in Georgian courts

The USAID/PROLoG supported a preliminary assessment of the causes of reported increases in case delays and backlogs in Georgian courts.  For this purpose, the PROLoG expert Brian LeDuc came to Georgia for two weeks and conducted a series of meetings with more than twenty judges as well as the court support staff in Tbilisi and Gori City Courts. The expert also reviewed available data to familiarize what courts are doing to address case delays, and what data is being collected to track delays and backlogs.

Brian LeDuc held separate meetings with the HCOJ members; Mzia Todua, the acting Chief of the Supreme Court; Nino Bakakuri, the Judge of the Supreme Court and a National Correspondent at the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and representatives of the Department of Common Courts.

At the end of the visit, Brian LeDuc presented to Giorgi Mikautadze, the Secretary of the High Council of Justice his initial findings and recommendations targeted to change business processes that might produce improvements in judicial efficiency. The recommendations include legal changes, streamline management infrastructure, increase the number of matters resolved by non-judges, improve data exchanges, and balanced workload. While the recommendations presented by the Expert to the HCOJ Secretary are recognized as preliminary, USAID/PROLoG will conduct additional work on assessing the causes and finding solutions to case delays and backlogs in Georgia.

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