In a new report published this week, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe notes some progress towards the implementation of its long-standing recommendations regarding judges and prosecutors, while regretting the lack of any tangible progress concerning members of parliament since the latest assessment in 2021 (see the French version of the report and the Georgian translation provided by the Georgian authorities).
The report is the third one assessing Georgia’s level of compliance with the recommendations on the prevention of corruption in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors provided to the country back in 2016.
In the report, GRECO concludes that Georgia has implemented satisfactorily eight of the 16 recommendations. Out of the eight outstanding recommendations, six recommendations have been partly implemented, and two recommendations have not been implemented. The only recommendation which has been satisfactorily implemented since 2021 is the one on reviewing the disciplinary regime applicable to prosecutors.
As eight out of 16 recommendations are yet to be implemented, GRECO has asked the Georgian authorities to submit a report on their implementation by 30 June 2023.