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28 September, 2007

First Sitting on Preliminary Issues in the New Building

 

On 28 September 2007 the first sitting on preliminary issues was held in the new building of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.

At the sitting on preliminary issues the board considered two claims.

Claimants: George Kipiani and Avtandil Ungiadze

Respondents: Parliament of Georgia.

The claimants demand to recognize unconstitutional some norms of the Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia on Amendments and Addenda Concerning Broadcasting (2006/12/29 ) and the Resolution of the Parliament of Georgia on Amendments and Addenda Concerning the Protection of Adults from Harmful Influence (2006/12/29)

According to the claims of Kipiani and Ungiadze, some norms of aforementioned resolutions violate the first paragraph of Article 42 of the Constitution, saying: 'Everyone has the right to apply to a court for the protection of his/her rights and freedoms'.

Also, the disputed norms do not comply with the second paragraph of the Article 30 of the Constituion, according to which the consumers’ rights shall be protected.

Claimants consider unconstitutional the above mentioned amendments since they deprive the right to appeal to the court and administrative bodies.

On 9 October the court will adjudicate upon the merits of the case.