COVID-19 Response Grants

COVID-19 Response Grants

Rule of Law and COVID-19

Rule of Law and COVID-19

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

USAID/PROLoG Supports Workshop for Judicial Chamber at the Supreme Court on New Grounds for Judicial Discipline

09 September 2020 Screenshot of the workshop

On September 8, USAID/PROLOG supported a remote workshop for the Judicial Disciplinary Chamber at Supreme Court on grounds for judicial discipline, involving USAID/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 Chamber 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. Three members of the Judicial Disciplinary Chamber, judges from the Supreme Court Zurab Dzlierishvili, Miranda Eremadze, and Alexandre Tsuladze, staff members Maia Gugava, and Mari Darbaiseli participated in the workshop.

The Expert applied short hypotheticals to discuss problems with interpretation of new legal definitions. 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 Chamber when applying disciplinary measures.

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