Briefing of Independent MPs

07 Nov 2019
Briefing of Independent MPs

Independent MPs Eka Beselia and Zviad Kvachantiradze held a briefing to speak about the life-tenured Supreme Court nominees.

Pursuant to Eka Beselia, November 7 as it marks a day of violence and one of large-scale and brutal crackdowns was intentionally chosen for the briefing to be held.

"That is why today we have symbolically decided to deliver our message and thus re-analyze the danger that may follow with the fatal mistake of appointing the Supreme Court judges for the life-time tenure", - Eka Beselia noted.

According to the MP, in case of judicial control in the past years, the country would have avoided much violence and several inmates and civilians would not have been misled. As she added, the country is still at risk since the 20-member list, submitted by the High Council of Justice to the Legal Issues Committee, is composed of 15 judges who legalized and allowed legitimacy to the violent regime during the previous Government.

By electing the presented candidates for the Supreme Court judges, we will put our country, our children and ourselves in impassable danger because for several years ahead we will be deprived of justice and guarantees of being constitutionally protected. So, we urge you to mobilize as much as possible and express strong protest on polling day. This protest should be heard by the Parliament of Georgia, which should decide on the future of the people and the country on behalf of our population”, - Eka Beselia commented and offered consultations to civil society and other stakeholders for choosing the form of protest and resistance.

Zviad Kvachantiradze drew a parallel between the candidates for Supreme Court judges and the 2012 Amnesty Law, noting that with the approval of the judges, the Georgian Dream would finally finish off the sole humanitarian act adopted in December 2012 envisaged for restoring the justice.

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