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11 February, 2019

Information of the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on Constitutional Justice in Georgia of 2018

Today, the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia presented the information on Constitutional Justice in Georgia of 2018 to the President of Georgia, Parliament of Georgia and Supreme Court of Georgia, which includes analysis of all the judgments  adopted by the Court, the statistical data of constitutional adjudication and the activities implemented in the direction of the International Relations.

Under Article 12(2) of the Organic Law of Georgia on Constitutional Court of Georgia, the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia presents information on constitutional justice in Georgia to the President of Georgia, the Parliament of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia once a year.

It is noteworthy that last week, in the frame of the working meeting in Borjomi, the members of the Constitutional Court of Georgia together with the representatives of the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia, non-governmental, donor organization and academia summarized the activity of the Constitutional Court of Georgia of 2018 and exchanged opinions on significant issues   related to the Constitutional Justice.

It is also important to note that the activity of the Constitutional Court of Georgia was brought to the attention of foreign media. Namely, a comprehensive article was dedicated to the landmark judgments of the Constitutional Court of Georgia of 2018, giving a particular focus on the significant contribution taken by the Constitutional Court in the process of strengthening rule of law and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Georgia. The publication also reviews the achievements in the direction of the International Cooperation of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.

From the major directions of strengthening of constitutional justice in 2018, it is noteworthy to mention that the Court has rendered important judgments aiming to safeguard the rights and liberties of the accused as well as those of other participants of criminal proceedings. Besides this, 2018 was an important year from the point of view of definitions made with respect to constitutional guarantees of economic freedoms and the right to access official documents stored in state institutions.

The information on constitutional justice in Georgia is available on the following link: http://www.constcourt.ge/uploads/other/4/4324.pdf

The full version of the Article by foreign publication in English is available on the following link: https://bit.ly/2WUsIoQ