Rapid Response Grants

Rapid Response Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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

PROLoG Supports Workshop for Judicial Disciplinary Committee on New Grounds for Judicial Discipline

28 July 2020 PROLoG Supports Workshop for Judicial Disciplinary Committee on New Grounds for Judicial Discipline

On July 27th, USAID/PROLOG supported a remote workshop for the Judicial Disciplinary Committee on grounds for judicial discipline, involving PROLoG’s US expert, Victoria Henley, former Director-Chief Council of the California Commission on Judicial Performance. The Fourth Wave of Judicial Reform legislative amendments that entered into force on January 1st, 2020 introduced a more detailed and better-defined list of judicial disciplinary violations. To assist the Judicial Disciplinary Committee with the requirements of the new law, the workshop covered judges’ conduct which violates the principles of independence and impartiality, as well as conduct that violates the principle of integrity. Four members of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee, judges from Tbilisi Court of Appeals Amiran Dzabunidze, Merab Lomidze, and Giorgi Goginashvili, non-judge member Joseph Vardzelashvili, and staff member Tamar Gagua, participated in the workshop.

During the discussion, special attention was paid to cases when judges exercise judicial functions while under the influence of personal interests, including financial interests, interference of one judge in another judge’s work, discrimination inside and outside the courtroom, and to factors that should be considered by the Judicial Disciplinary Committee when applying disciplinary measures.  

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