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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

EWMI/PROLoG’s Expert Completes Court Needs Assessment Visit

11 October 2017

EWMI/PROLoG international expert Jesper Wittrup visited Georgia to consider the feasibility of a study to define the proper number of courts, judges and staff in Georgian courts. The expert will review the current distribution of courts, judges and court staff, and the method for allocating such resources.

“Ensuring optimal number of courts, judges, court clerks and court officials and their reasonable workload” is one of the top priorities of the Judicial Strategy adopted in May 2017. According to the Judicial Strategy and Action Plan, a system of case volume assessment shall be developed that will enable the increasing or decreasing the number of judges in particular courts as needed, followed by implementation of an effective case distribution and management system to increase court productivity and more effectively use judicial resources.

In order to review the current data and the practice of collecting data in courts, Mr. Wittrup met with Giorgi Mikautadze, Secretary of the High Council of Justice (HCOJ), Supreme Court judges, representatives of the HCOJ departments, the Chairmen of Tbilisi City and Rustavi City courts, representatives of the Department of Statistics, and other Georgian court personnel.

The expert’s report on the feasibility of conducting a full study on assessing the distribution and allocation of judicial resources in Georgia, together with a recommended methodology for completing such a study, will be finalized later in October.

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