Lelo opposition party submits bill to delay election of new judges

  • Lelo MP Ana Natsvlishvili says that judges should be appointed only after the implementation of the EU-mediated agreement which includes the conduct of a large-scale judiciary reform. Photo: Ana Natsvlishvili’s Facebook page. 

Agenda.ge, 20 May 2021 - 16:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Lelo opposition party has submitted a bill requesting the state legislature declare a moratorium on the election of new judges for the country’s Supreme Court and new members in the High Council of Justice before the implementation of the EU-mediated agreement. 

The document which was signed by the majority of Georgian political parties back in April proposes large-scale electoral and judicial reforms. 

Lelo MP Ana Natsvlishvili has stated that the High Council of Justice, the body which appoints judges thorough the country and selects judges for the Supreme Court, has plans to appoint several judges in the coming days. 

Natsvlishvili says that the current judicial system, including the High Council of Justice, is run ‘by a clan of judges’, adding that the implementation of the EU-mediated agreement ‘will create serious discomfort for the clan.’