The Coalition’s position on the version of the draft adopted on the third reading is that despite certain positive changes, the goal of the draft law – to depoliticize the system – has not been achieved, because despite the Venice Commission opinion the presented changes are fragmental and are not concerned with major principles which in the future shall ensure effective independence of the Prosecutor’s Office.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary is concerned about recent developments which demonstrated disrespect of political forces and certain public groups towards judicial independence and rule of law thereby threatening independence of important constitutional institutions in the country.
NGOs made a statement on the decision of constitutional court
Media Advocacy Coalition made a statement in which calition calls Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) to make explanations
Campaign This Affects You too calls Law Enforcement Agencies to start investigation based on statement made by Eka Mishveladze
In July 2015, Ministry of Justice proposed the draft legislation on reforming the rules of witness interrogation. It must be highlighted that the proposed draft is the government’s first attempt to resolve the issue.
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary reacts to the processes of selection and appointment of judges held in July 2015, which were marked with low degree of transparency and openness.
Media Advocacy Coalition made a statement regarding the case of TV company Rustavi 2
The Ministry of Justice has recently revised the draft law on the Prosecutor’s Office based on the Venice Commission’s recommendations. It needs to be noted that the Venice Commission considered the Coalition’s opinion on this issue in its extensive comments and suggested to significantly revise the draft. The opinion criticized several initiatives of the authors of the draft law .
It is crucial to fundamentally revise the strategy of relations with Russia. No measure will be successful without this step. The main principle of our strategy is to continue relations with Russia with the engagement and participation of the international community.
|15 March 2019|