Dimitri Gvritishvili , the Chairman of Kutaisi City Court, the Supreme Council of Justice, unprecedented pressure on the candidates of the Supreme Court has been made, and hence he may refuse to participate in the competition.
“Maybe we have no choice for this candidate,” said Gvritishvili on Rustavi 2 broadcasting program.
“I often accuse myself and my colleagues that the 10-man list will go back and nothing will change.I assure you that I have a relationship with colleagues, and that’s why we did not let this candidate That this was an unprecedented pressure, an unprecedented discrediting process, “he said.
According to him, the decision of the judges about the withdrawal of candidates does not mean that their selection process has been flawed.
Gvritishvili says that the Supreme Court of Justice to nominate a time not broken the law and protect the prestige of the court’s decision to retire candidacies.
Developments around the Supreme Court
According to the new edition of the Constitution, which entered into force on December 16, the number of judges of the Supreme Court should be at least 28.
Additional 17 judges are required because of this – as of today the Supreme Court has 11 applicants. However, at this stage the Supreme Council of Justice cares only 10 of them.
According to the new edition of the country’s main document, the Supreme Court judges are appointed by the Parliament of Justice on the basis of the Council of Justice.
Chairman of the High Council of Justice named 10 candidates for the Supreme Court on December 24. The Council presented Mariam Tsisakadze, Nino Kadagidze, Mikheil Chinchaladze, Paata Silagadze, Dimitri Gvritishvili, Merab Gabinashvili, Nino Sandodze, Tamar Alania, Giorgi Tkavadze and Giorgi Mikautadze to the Parliament for approval. All of them are a member of the council.
candidates, as well as their decision-making and submitting a form of non-judicial members and NGO representatives were not pleased.
The list had opponents in the Georgian Dream, including Eka Beselia and Gedevan Popkhadze. This was the official reason for the recent confrontation in the ruling team.
On January 12, after meeting with the Secretary of the High Council of Justice, the Chairman of the Parliament said that the Working Group on Judiciary will develop procedures and criteria for the selection of judges. Based on these criteria, the list of candidates for judges of the Supreme Court will be renewed.
January 21, nominated for 10 teas judge the contest and refused candidacy, “unhealthy speculation in order to avoid”.
On January 24-25, consultations were held in the Georgian Dream, after which the members of the party said that the parliament will examine all the candidates one by one and they will vote for them individually and not at all. According to Eka Beselia, it is desirable that several candidates will be considered for each vacant position and the list of candidates is “long”.