The number of cases sent to the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights was thousands, four or five thousand, during Saakashvili’s government. Just from comparison, this year, only 150 cases were sent to Strasbourg, said Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili addressing the Global Security Forum (GLOBSEC) in Bratislava, Slovakia.
According to PM, the rule of law and transparency is Government’s key priority
“First of all, the United States is our number one strategic partner. We are extremely grateful for everything the United States has done for Georgia, for strengthening Georgia’s democracy and development. On the other hand, let me also remind everyone and the author of this question that before our government, the court system was basically a detachment to the prosecutor’s office. I want to explain to you very shortly what it meant.
So, the number of cases sent to the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights was thousands, four or five thousand, during Saakashvili’s government. Just from comparison, this year, only 150 cases were sent to Strasbourg, according to all the surveys which were done by the international organizations. The trust towards the Georgian court system is above average European level, 52-55%, and more. According to the Rule of Law Index, for example. And this is the ranking which is done by international organizations.
Georgia is ranked number one not only in our region but among Eastern European and Central Asian countries. Georgia is ahead of 11 EU countries and 13 NATO countries. Also for information where we are in terms of good governance and openness and transparency, corruption index, perception index, and budget transparency index, we’re number one in the world. So, The question, I don’t want to go into details, but we had many discussions with our American friends, and I think we will clarify this issue. But one thing I want to mention is that rule of law and transparency is our key priority, we’re advancing, we’ve made huge progress, and of course, we’ll continue to do so,” he said.