President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Mr. Zaza Tavadze held a New Year Reception at the Constitutional Court of Georgia, where the representatives of Executive and Legislative Branches of the Government of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Diplomatic Corps, non-state sector and media were invited.
Mr. Zaza Tavadze addressed the guests with a welcome speech and focused attention on keynote decisions taken during the last year, significant achievements, and in general the importance of the Institution, western values and establishing a decent place among European Courts.
“This year has been rather productive for the Constitutional Court of Georgia. However, there were some challenges, which I think we managed to overcome. As it is known to us, the Constitutional Court of Georgia, in parallel to its major activity is actively working at the international level. Despite the fact that the Constitutional Court of Georgia belongs to the courts of countries of “Young Democracy” it is the full member of the European family, which is illustrated by the fact that last year the Constitutional Court of Georgia chaired the Congress of European Constitutional Courts, which was great honor and responsibility for our court. Based on the evaluation of our European colleagues, we can declare that we managed to decently undertake presidency of this extremely prestigious, truly European platform. We believe that international recognition of the Constitutional Court of Georgia will greatly support strengthening of the successes achieved by our country, development of the democratic state system based on the rule of law. It is also noteworthy that from 2018 we have taken presidency of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ). This Association represents an ambitious project launched by four Constitutional Courts, which considers forming a new type of platform of cooperation. On 26th of October 2015, the Declaration on the establishment of the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ) was signed by Presidents of the Constitutional Courts of Lithuania and three European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries — Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in Vilnius. This year, the Association was joined by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland.
President of the Court congratulated coming New Year to the guests and granted the personnel of the Court with Diplomas and presents.