Based on the decision of the High Council of Justice, 46 judges were appointed to their positions on June 17.
Due to the above decision, the High Council of Justice has been criticized by a number of parties, including opposition parties and non-governmental organizations.
NGOs have responded to the process of appointing judges, saying that the High Council of Justice continues to take damaging steps for the judiciary.
“Very alarmed by rushed appointment of supreme court judges in Georgia. As per April 19 Agreement, ambitious judicial reform is crucial & linked to the EU’s Micro-Financial Assistance for Georgia. Disregarding Venice Commission is not wise. “Clan” system in judiciary erodes rule of law!,” MEP Viola von Cramon on Twitter.
The Council says that the High Council of Justice announced a competition for candidates for judges for the 88 vacant positions in the appellate and district (city) courts in February and March.
By Ana Dumbadze