The Ministry of Justice of Georgia publishes a statement according to which the Minister of Justice, Gocha Lortkipanidze took the oath in the Hague court
The statement said: On March 10, the International Criminal Court in the Hague held a swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected judges. Along with 6 newly elected judges, the Minister of Justice Gocha Lortkipanidze also took the oath. The judges of the Hague tribunal will officially take up their duties later.
Gocha Lortkipanidze is the first Georgian to be elected a judge of the International Criminal Court. Our country has never had a representative in the Hague. Elections were held on December 19 last year. 76 delegates voted for Gocha Lortkipanidze. He will be the judge of the Hague for 9 years.
Gocha Lortkipanidze will continue to work as the Minister of Justice of Georgia until he becomes a judge at the Hague tribunal.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze