Georgian judges to undergo three-year evaluation period

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Tbilisi, Georgia, July 15

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian government approved draft amendments to the organic law on common courts, Georgia's Minister of Justice, Tea Tsulukiani said on July 14 following a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

She said the legislative initiative will cover the judges, who were appointed by the new president.

"We are introducing a system whereby such judges will be evaluated over a three-year probationary period. Six evaluations and conclusions will be prepared during the three years. Based on them, the supreme council of justice will decide on the majority of votes whether the judge deserves to wear the mantle, or not," Tsulukiani said.

She said the evaluation includes both professional and personality criteria to exclude the appointment of the candidates, who can be corrupt, who do not know the laws or rules of conduct in the courtroom, and who do not know how to justify their decisions.

"The three-year probationary period will apply to all new judges, and there are 12 such judges," Tsulukiani noted.

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