The Venice Commission has welcomed the consensus between Georgia’s Parliament, President and Government on the changes into a bill regarding the Constitutional Court.
Today's meeting at the Venice Commission. Photo by Georgia's Justice Ministry.
Today Georgia’s Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani spoke at the Venice Commission about the three aspects that led to the President’s veto on the bill.
Earlier President Giorgi Margvelashvili vetoed the bill and sent three recommendations to Parliament for further consideration.
Tsulukiani told the Commission that Parliament didn’t override the veto but shared and approved the President’s recommendations.
The Minister asked the Commission to include the information about the consensus that was reached within Georgia in their final report, assessing the bill. The Commission satisfied this request, Georgia’s Justice Ministry said.
Tsulukiani also asked one of the paragraphs to be removed from the Venice Commission’s preliminary assessment report because the Minister believed that paragraph was against the Constitution. This request was also fulfilled.
President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio. Photo by Georgia's Justice Ministry
"President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio congratulated the Government of Georgia, Parliament and President as they managed to reach a consensus,” Justice Minister said in a statement.