Article 42 issues a statement concerning Venice Commission recommendation
17.04.2019

Article 42 calls upon Parliament of Georgia to fully acknowledge and reflect in the draft legislative package the Venice Commission opinion concerning the appointment of Supreme Court Judges.

At the same time, it should be noted that the problem existing in the judiciary is much larger than the issue of election of Supreme Court judges. This is also clearly visible in Opinion of the Venice Commission. The clan based governance existing in Georgian judiciary and the low trust towards courts endangers the legal security and the development of the country in the long run. Thus, we call upon Parliament of Georgia to adopt a resolution evaluating clan based governance existing in Georgian judiciary and its negative consequences and take all necessary legislative measures to overcome this problem

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