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Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe positive on Georgia’s constitutional reform

7 Oct 2017 - 17:38:00

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Agenda.ge,7 Oct 2017 - 17:38, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) congratulates the Georgian Parliament with adoption of the new Constitution.

We are very pleased to see that the new Constitution includes the clauses on Advocates’ rights and bar self-regulation, which have a crucial role in ensuring the independence of the legal profession and the proper administration of justice in a democratic society”, Ruthven Gemmell, President of CCBE wrote in a letter sent to the Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson Irakli Kobakhidze.

Representing the bars and law societies of 32 members countries and 13 further associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers, CCBE believes the new Constitution would contribute to "further strengthening of lawyers’ professional uarantees”.

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