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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 Organizes a Workshop on Selection of Supreme Court Justices for the Members of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

07 March 2019 Photo from the Workshop on Selection of Supreme Court Justices

On February 27, USAID/PROLoG held a workshop for members of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary on the selection of Supreme Court justices. Mr. Thomas M. Susman, a US expert, discussed the role of civil society organizations in this process.

The expert provided information on the US model­­—stages of nomination of Federal and Supreme Court justices, candidate evaluations carried out by American Bar Association, background checks and public hearings conducted at the US Senate, and the role of advocacy groups throughout the entire process. Participants raised questions about possible sources and types of information on judicial candidates, the ways to publicize this information, and difficulties associated with assessing judicial decisions. They brainstormed about the role the Coalition has to play in the process taking place in Georgia after legislative amendments on the selection of Supreme Court justices are adopted. The Coalition Steering Committee will further explore the materials provided by the expert and develop an action plan to promote transparency and merit-based nature of the selection process.

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