The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary comments on the working group set up in the Parliament of Georgia on judicial reform. It is unfortunate that information about the working group format is closed to the public. Local NGOs working on justice issues, international missions and other stakeholders are not invited to participate in the group, therefore, the process is non-inclusive.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary Reacts to the Planned Judicial Conference
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that in the current situation, the election of a judge member/s of the High Council of Justice by the Judicial Conference is unjustified.
Shalva Tadumadze Dmands Restriction of Freedom of Expression of the Director of a Civil Society Organization
Former Prosecutor General of Georgia and Supreme Court Judge Shalva Tadumadze has lodged a complaint against Transparency International Georgia’s Executive Director Eka Gigauri for slander over the comments on his diploma. Tadumadze has requested the court to impose preventative measures to restrict the freedom of expression of Eka Gigauri.
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.