SJC: “Ministry of Justice selected a company associated with Deputy Minister to evaluate the Namakhvani agreement”

SJC: “Ministry of Justice selected a company associated with Deputy Minister to evaluate the Namakhvani agreement”

Tbilisi. Social Justice Center considers that results of the selection of a private law firm at the Ministry of Justice to re-evaluate the Namakhvani agreement eventually confirmed the unreliability of this government-initiated process.

“Risks, which, according to our assessment, accompanied unlawful and non-transparent selection of a law firm through simplified procurement have turned to be true”, - is noted in the statement released by the organization, - “More specifically, the local consultant of “CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP”, the selected international law firm, is going to be MKD, a law firm closely associated with the name of Tamar Tkeshelashvili, current First Deputy Minister of Justice, which fact does not serve the basis for trust in an impartial and independent evaluation. The evaluation itself will be carried out in accordance with standards of FIDIC (“International Federation of Consulting Engineers”), which means evaluation based on legal relationship regulating standards that are completely different from the Namakhvani agreement and does not meet the initial need or purpose of the evaluation”.

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Source: The website of the organization

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