The government shall respect national and international legislation, rule of law and statehood of Georgia and halt any action that undermines the dignity of the third President of Georgia.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that the public response of some judges to the statement made by the Administrative Committee of the Conference of Judges and their dissociation from it could be an important step in restoring public trust in the judiciary.
The signatory organizations respond to the transfer of the third President of Georgia to Gldani N18 Medical Institution.
The facts cited in the State Securtity Service statements, as well as its legal assessments, raise many questions. SSG can not substantiate either the reality, or the imminence of the threats. Statements look as iftheir sole purpose is to intimidate citizens and create grounds for the intensification of repressive measures by various state bodies
Vice-Mayoral candidate of the united opposition in Kutaisi, a member of the “Girchi - More Freedom” party was detained. Footage of the detention was spread through the media and social networks: at the time of the detention, Imeda Kldiashvili remains in his vehicle and has no contact with law enforcement.
The Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary believes that in the current situation, the election of a judge member/s of the High Council of Justice by the Judicial Conference is unjustified.
We, the signatory organizations, would like to respond to the controversy regarding the hospitalization of the Third President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. We believe that the decision to hospitalize Mr. Saakashvili should not be based on political considerations, but solely on the principles and high standards of personal safety, health, and life of an individual.
On September 13, numerous files of documentary materials were leaked and sent to the media outlets, allegedly created by the State Security Service, including the processed information obtained through covert surveillance.
On September 7, 2021, the Parliament of Georgia passed the constitutional amendments in the first reading, with 126 MPs voting in favor. Unfortunately, the issue of appointing a Prosecutor General by a qualified majority was dismissed from the draft constitutional law, which would reduce the risk of only one party appointing her/him in the future and would be a step forward in strengthening the Office's independence and neutrality.
The signatory organizations express concern over the statement of the Prime Minister of Georgia that the government is "refraining" from receiving 75 million Euros of EU assistance. This is an unequivocal refusal to implement reforms in the judiciary and an open declaration of Georgia's deviation from the Euro-Atlantic course.
|18 February 2021|