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Parliament’s Working Group on Judicial Reform Legislative Amendments Meets at Tbilisi City Court

05 October 2017 Parliament Working Group on Judicial Reform Legislative Amendments Meets at Tbilisi City Court

On October 2, the third meeting of Parliament’s working group on Judicial Reform Legislative Amendments was held at Tbilisi City Court, a follow-up to two working group meetings that took place during the summer in Kobuleti.

The working group was created by Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee to develop the amendments necessary to accomplish the priorities of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan for 2017-2018. The working group, chaired by Eka Beselia, Chairman of Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, consists of the members of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ), members of Parliament, the Minister of Justice, and representatives of donor organizations and other interested parties.

The meeting was opened by Eka Beselia, Chairman of Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and Laura Berger, USAID’s Acting Director of the Office of Democracy, Governance and Social Development. The meeting discussed the process of implementing the “Third Wave” judicial reform amendments and the activities carried out by the HCOJ since the Third Wave was adopted; grounds for judicial discipline and challenges in disciplinary proceedings; draft legislative amendments to reduce judicial workload; case flow in civil proceedings; and improvement of the HCOJ’s rules of operation. Special interest was paid to the discussion by Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice, on the general concept for creation of Commercial Chambers to handle complex commercial disputes, and the comments by Giorgi Mikautadze, HCOJ Secretary, and Mikheil Chinchaladze, Chairman of Tbilisi Appellate Court, on possible ways to implement this initiative and the difficulties and risks the judiciary may face.

The working group will renew its operation in late October with the support from USAID-EWMI/PROLoG and other donor organizations.On October 2, the third meeting of Parliament’s working group on Judicial Reform Legislative Amendments was held at Tbilisi City Court, a follow-up to two working group meetings that took place during the summer in Kobuleti.

The working group was created by Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee to develop the amendments necessary to accomplish the priorities of the Judicial Strategy and the Action Plan for 2017-2018. The working group, chaired by Eka Beselia, Chairman of Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, consists of the members of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ), members of Parliament, the Minister of Justice, and representatives of donor organizations and other interested parties.

The meeting was opened by Eka Beselia, Chairman of Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee and Laura Berger, USAID’s Acting Director of the Office of Democracy, Governance and Social Development. The meeting discussed the process of implementing the “Third Wave” judicial reform amendments and the activities carried out by the HCOJ since the Third Wave was adopted; grounds for judicial discipline and challenges in disciplinary proceedings; draft legislative amendments to reduce judicial workload; case flow in civil proceedings; and improvement of the HCOJ’s rules of operation. Special interest was paid to the discussion by Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice, on the general concept for creation of Commercial Chambers to handle complex commercial disputes, and the comments by Giorgi Mikautadze, HCOJ Secretary, and Mikheil Chinchaladze, Chairman of Tbilisi Appellate Court, on possible ways to implement this initiative and the difficulties and risks the judiciary may face.

The working group will renew its operation in late October with the support from USAID-EWMI/PROLoG and other donor organizations.

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