“The public is aware that the Parliament of Georgia continues intensive work on the implementation of the recommendations set out by the European Council.
Today, I will report on the progress regarding the 11th point from the above-mentioned recommendations.
The public is aware that the Human Rights Protection and Civil Integration Committee has set up a working group to develop a legislative package aimed at encouraging the active use of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The working group was engaged in very active work during this period and as a result, today, the Human Rights Protection and Civil Integration Committee decided to initiate a legislative initiative prepared by the working group, consisting of draft amendments to 11 legislative acts,” the Chair of the Committee, Mikheil Sarjveladze stated at the Briefing today.
He highlighted the amendments to be reflected in the legal package.
“I will briefly inform you of the essence of these amendments, after the adoption of which the legislation of our country will further encourage the use of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights by national courts, which, in turn, will contribute to the more active implementation of the standards of the protection of human rights in the country, which are the best European standards.
Specific spaces will be set up in all procedural legislation in order to ensure more active use of the practice of the European Court of Human Rights by courts, lawyers, prosecutors, and administrative bodies in justifying their positions. At the same time, specific obligations will be created for legal professions to improve their qualification in terms of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights; Another block of issues regulated in a novel manner will concern increasing the accessibility of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, which will be manifested in their translation, analytics, and the provision of information to the public (including professional circles). The legal status of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, as official interpretations of the Convention, will be defined in a new way,” he stated
As Sarjveladze noted, the Committee will further cooperate with all parties concerned and the Working Group is to develop the recommendations in view to monitor the practical enforcement of the legal changes.