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Tamar Chugoshvili: Previous Recommendation of Venice Commission on Appointment of Supreme Court Judges Accepted
The First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Tamar Chugoshvili stated that the amendments to the Constitution of Georgia related to the judiciary aim at strengthening independence of the Judiciary and comply with the previous recommendations of the Venice Commission.
“I believe that the proposed amendments to the chapter of the constitution related to the Judiciary are a step forward in relation to independence of the Judiciary. In addition, it complies with the previous recommendations of the Venice Commission.
Discussion continues on several issues. The opinion of the Venice Commission will also be important in that respect. One amendment, that has already been envisaged at this stage, refers to the procedure for appointment of Supreme Court judges”, - the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia said in Berlin, where the Conference on constitutional amendments is ongoing.
Thamar Chugoshvili also spoke about appointment of general court judges and mentioned that the issue requires more discussion and substantiation. According to the First Vice-Speaker, it is important what the position of the Venice Commission will be on the issue.