Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.1
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian parliament refused to override the presidential veto earlier imposed with regards to the adoption of a draft law on wiretapping of citizens' phones.
The parliament approved the Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili's remarks on the draft law with 96 votes against 1.
According to the president's remarks, the new regulations on wiretapping, which define the entity that should have direct access to electronic communications, should be adopted by the legislature before Dec. 1, 2014, instead of the scheduled Feb. 28, 2015.
On Oct. 30, the parliament made a decision by 65 votes to 31 that the new regulations should be adopted until Feb. 28, 2015, as it did not manage to resolve this issue within the timeframe set by the law, i.e. before Nov. 1, 2014.
On Oct. 31, President Margvelashvili vetoed the draft law and proposed the parliament to reduce the term for adoption to up to 1 month.
The chairman of the parliament's judicial committee, Vakhtang Khmaladze said that during the proposed period of one month "it will be difficult" to develop a full-fledged law, adding "we should try our best within this period."
The law adopted Oct. 31, was already signed by the President Margvelashvili.
Edited by SI