Secretary Blinken deems judicial reform as critical to Georgia's success
Secretary Blinken deems judicial reform as critical to Georgia's success

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said he is deeply troubled about the recent judicial appointments in Georgia.

“The United States is deeply troubled by the Georgian Parliament’s approval of Supreme Court nominees in contravention of the April 19 agreement. Ambitious judicial reform is critical to Georgia’s success,” Antony Blinken tweeted.

Georgian Parliament approved six of nine Supreme Court judges during an extraordinary session on July 12, 2021.

Georgia’s Supreme Court nominations triggered backlashes from the international community, “as it took place in an environment where there is a lack of public trust in the independence of the judiciary,” OSCE’s recent report reads.

 

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