There may be critical remarks about the election of judges but I see a better court in the perspective than many western countries have – Gia Volski, First Vice-Speaker of the parliament told journalists when commenting about the statement of the US Embassy to Georgia released in connection with the approval of Supreme Court judges by the Georgian Parliament.
According to Volski, Georgian Dream elaborated a mechanism for the election of judges through a healthy procedure although international experts had certain claims regarding transparency of the process.
“I believe that the Georgian court will have top ratings in the researches of international organizations and many organizations including the US Embassy will have the opportunity to be convinced about the high standard of the Georgian court,” Volski said.
The US Embassy to Georgia released a statement in connection with the approval of Supreme Court judges by the Parliament of Georgia on December 12.
“During the hearings, a number of candidates were unable to demonstrate sufficiently their legal expertise or a commitment to impartiality. We regret the list of candidates approved in Parliament today includes such nominees,” read the statement.