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NGO IDFI: Constitutional Court Monitoring Revealed Some Shortcomings

By Tea Mariamidze
Tuesday, June 5
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with support from Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), held a presentation of the draft law and monitoring results of the work of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, saying the results revealed some shortcomings in the work of the court.

Monitoring results were presented by Giorgi Beraia, Head of the Rule of Law Direction at IDFI, who also spoke extensively about the problems of the existing legislation regulating the work of the Constitutional Court that damage its effectiveness and ability to protect fundamental human rights.

“Monitoring of the work of the Constitutional Court of Georgia revealed challenges relating to transparency of court sessions, disciplinary proceedings against judges, openness of court decisions, rational use of state resources, etc.”, Giorgi Beraia stated.

The results of the monitoring read that the Court shall ensure that the information on the scheduled trial sessions was available at their web page in advance.

“It is important that the court provided adequate planning of the processes and their start in a timely manner,” the document reads.

The presentation also underlined that the Constitutional Court shall ensure the effective implementation of financial control system.

“It is important that the differences between judges in the case do not go beyond ethical limits and do not leave an impression of personal or political confrontation,” Beraia added.

The presentation was attended by representatives of the Georgian Parliament, legal circles and civil society. The event was opened by Levan Avalishvili, Programs Director at IDFI, Eka Beselia, Chairperson of the Legal Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, and Giorgi Chitidze, OSGF Human Rights Program Manager.