Judicial Reform is Necessary to Obtain Candidate Status

Judicial Reform is Necessary to Obtain Candidate Status

Tbilisi. Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary considers, that judicial reform is necessary to obtain EU candidate status.

“According to the European Commission’s Opinions, based on which the European Council will make final decisions, Ukraine should fulfill seven conditions, Moldova ten conditions, and Georgia twelve conditions. Judicial reform is one of the main priorities among the conditions imposed on Georgia.

We believe that the Venice Commission’s Opinion, critical statements made by local and international actors, and the conditions outlined in the European Commission’s opinion, indicate the need for fundamental justice sector reforms. Such changes are critical considering the ongoing highly important processes associated with European integration, because the justice sector reforms are a key prerequisite for the success of these processes.

Considering all the above, we call on the Parliament of Georgia:

To acknowledge the dire state of the court system and express a firm political will to comply with the European Commission’s requirements;

To promptly amend the legislative framework deteriorated because of the changes of December 30, 2021;

To implement all justice system-related legislative processes with the broad involvement of the public and judges, and in close cooperation with the Venice Commission”.

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Source: transparency.ge


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