Hearing of the Candidates for Members of the High Council of Justice to continue
The Legal Issues Committee continues the consideration of the issue of compliance of the documents submitted concerning the candidates with the legal requirements and the hearing of the candidates.
Today, the Committee heard six candidates: Ana Abashidze, Tamar Makharoblidze, Roin Migriauli, Lia Mukhashavria, Levan Nemsadze and Nino Nishnianidze.
The candidates answered the questions and dwelt on the legislative activity in the human rights sphere, accessibility to the judicial services for persons with disabilities, decision-making in the HCJ by double 2/3, legal changes developed within the judicial reform in terms of the EU recommendations, extension of the credentials to the incumbent member prior to the election of new HCJ member, freedom of expression and independence of the judges, ECHR Order on Rustavi2 case, and the possible impact of the legal changes 2021 on quality of independence of the judges.
A. Abashidze is nominated by the Partnership for Human Rights; T. Makharoblidze – by the National University; R. Migriauli – by the Bar Association; L. Mukhashavria – by the Georgian-American University and Young Lawyers; L. Nemsadze – by the Civil Development Society and Free Development Protection Association; and N. Nishnianidze – by the Union of Kindness, Justice and Unity.
According to the Chair of the Committee, Anri Okhanashvili, tomorrow the Committee will declare about the date for the hearing of 8 remaining candidates. The hearing process started on December 8; 32 candidates are to be heard.