Rapid Response Grants

Rapid Response Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

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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

Georgian Bar Association

Georgian Bar Association

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

Disciplinary Committee of Judges of Common Courts of Georgia

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

GYLA Presents Findings of the 8th High Council of Justice Monitoring Report

08 July 2020 GYLA Presents Findings of the 8th High Council of Justice Monitoring Report

On July 7, with support from USAID/PROLoG, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association presented findings of the 8th High Council of Justice Monitoring Report. Adam Schmidt, USAID/Georgia Democracy, Governance, and Social Development Office Director, participated in the opening of the online conference. The report looks into several aspects of the Council’s work: judicial appointments, judicial disciplinary liability, the role of judges holding administrative positions, and transparency issues. A special section is dedicated to the process of selection of Supreme Court judges – a major highlight from 2019. Despite drawing attention to positive changes brought about by the Fourth Wave legislative amendments and certain improvements in the Council’s regulations, the report is largely critical. It emphasizes the lack of transparency and conflict of interest problems associated with the appointment process, creating an impression of arbitrariness and unfairness; the lack of regulatory guarantees of independence of the Independent Inspector; delays in disciplinary proceedings; and murky practices associated with the appointment of Court Chairs. In addition to the GYLA representatives, Nazi Janezashvili, a non-judge member of the HCOJ, participated in the discussion and raised critical issues related to the work of the Council.

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