A clan-based rule in the Georgian judiciary remains a top challenge, a recent ninth Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) report on the High Council of Justice (HCoJ) reads.
The Georgian watchdog claims “the clan calls the shots, oversees the judiciary, instead of guaranteeing its independence.”
“The refined procedural norms further strengthened the clan legitimacy. Systemic changes are needed to bring down the clan’s influence in both the court and the council,” GYLA member Nikoloz Simonishvili underscored.
The Georgian High Council of Justice (HCJ) has selected nine Supreme Court judicial candidates on June 17, 2021. The Parliament is about to review and approve the judges.