EU, US say parliament's failure to approve amendment on prosecutor general ‘yet another broken promise’

The US and the EU call on all parties to redouble their efforts to work together in parliament to implement key reforms to the judicial system., 07 Sep 2021 - 21:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United States Embassy and the European Union delegation to Georgia have denounced the parliament’s failure to approve constitutional amendments aimed to ensure ‘broad, multi-party support for an impartial prosecutor general’. 

This, the US Embassy says, is ‘another missed opportunity to increase the independence, transparency and integrity of Georgia’s judiciary’. 

We take note of opposition leaders’ comments that they were unable to support this important amendment to the Prosecutor General appointment process in order to retain the ruling party’s votes for the other important Constitutional amendments called for in the April 19 Agreement, which pertain to fully proportional elections, a two percent threshold, and factions”, the statement of the US embassy reads.

Georgian Dream’s refusal to support the Prosecutor General amendment contradicts the party’s July 28 reiteration of its commitment to implement the judicial reforms and adopt the Constitutional amendments laid out in the April 19 Agreement. This is yet another broken promise by the ruling party to make the much-needed judicial reforms that Georgian Dream and opposition party leaders have pledged, of their own accord, to adopt”, it also adds. 

Read the full statement of the US embassy: