Trials in Georgia to be held remotely to stem coronavirus spread

  • One trial has already been held remotely in Georgia. Photo:, 20 Mar 2020 - 18:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Trials will be held remotely in Georgia for some time to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Georgian court and top state officials have decided. 

The first trial was held remotely yesterday, Georgian Chief Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze stated earlier today. 

Trials will be held remotely with the use of a special programme, with lawsuits and other mandatory documents presented electronically.

Steps will be taken to further refine the digital process which will allow us to discuss not only civic and administrative cases remotely, but also the cases of prisoners,” Supreme Court judge Giorgi Mikautadze said. 

 Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 43 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one patient who has already been discharged.