In this brief, the Coalition’s views about the draft laws related to judicial reform are presented. In our opinion, the draft laws offer preliminary solutions to a series of issues, but some of these initiatives would benefit from more development as they may threaten the independence of the judiciary if adopted.
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Transparency International Georgia released the second trial monitoring report of high-profile criminal cases
Transparency International Georgia published today the second trial monitoring report of high-profile criminal cases. The report contains information on court proceedings from the period starting July 2013 to May 2014.
In September 2013 the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia has brought charges against the former Governor of the President of Georgia in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Tsezar Chocheli for fraud and money laundering. Due to high public interest towards the case, Transparency International (TI) Georgia has studied the case circumstances.
TBILISI, 22 August 2013 – Since February 2013 Transparency International Georgia has monitored court hearings on high-profile criminal cases. This report covers the period from February 2013 until 19 July 2013.
The Criminal Procedure Code of Georgia is in need of various reforms. For years, the main aim of its statutes was to increase the rights of the investigative bodies and the current version of the law does not ensure equal procedure rights to the participating parties of the litigation.
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