Georgian Dream Tries to Retain Control over the Justice System by Withdrawing the New Rule of the Appointment of Prosecutor General
Transparency International Georgia is concerned by Georgian Dream's attempt to make constitutional changes without changing the modality for the appointment of the Prosecutor General. By withdrawing progressive changes and keeping the existing rules in place, Georgian Dream aims to maintain full control over the justice system.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls on the Parliament to elect Supreme Court judges based on a political consensus between the parliamentary majority and the opposition, otherwise, to refrain from making a decision regarding this issue until a fundamental justice reform is implemented.
On July 26, 2021, the term of Tamaz Tsabutashvili, a Constitutional Court judge, will expire. The President of Georgia must appoint a new member of the Court. According to the law, the new judge must be appointed from June 26 to July 16.
The signatory organizations call on the judges of the Common Courts of Georgia not to hold the XXIX Extraordinary Conference on May 26, intended to elect four judges to the High Council of Justice of Georgia.