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07 February, 2018

Workshop of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on Institutional Development, Civil Society Engagement and Effective Representation completed

The workshop of the Constitutional Court of Georgia on Institutional Development, Civil Society Engagement and Effective Representation held on February 5-6 in Gudauri was completed. The event was attended by the judges of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, members of the Department of Research and Legal Provision as well as other staff members of the Constitutional Court, the representatives of non-governmental organizations and Academia, Parliament of Georgia and Public Defender’s Office of Georgia.

The meeting was opened by the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Mr. Zaza Tavadze,
addressing the invited guests: “We are happy to have an opportunity to talk about the activities implemented by the EU4 Justice Program and its future plans. It must be noted that for several months the representatives of the project and the Court together with invited specialists have been implementing an Electronic Program of Business Correspondence. Involvement of the judges in the development of this program is of particular importance. With the support of the European Union the Court developed and implemented an Action Plan on Institutional Development and Communication”.

During the meeting of the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia with donor organizations it was emphasized that from January 1, 2018 the Constitutional Court of Georgia took over the presidency of
the Association of Constitutional Justice of the Countries of the Baltic and Black Sea Regions (BBCJ) and the third Congress of the Association shall be hosted by the Constitutional Court of Georgia in May 2018 in Tbilisi.  Donor organizations will support the Conference and its preparatory meeting planned within the above-mentioned format. Justice Programme Manager at the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia Mr. Peter Danis and Team Leader of German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) Mr. Shalva Papuashvili greeted and addressed the participants with speeches.

During a three-day meeting the representatives of the Department of Research and Legal Provision at the Constitutional Court of Georgia made presentations on the following topics: Bylaws of the Constitutional Court of Georgia; Concept of Case Management software for Constitutional Proceedings; Personal Data protection in Constitutional Proceedings;  Constitutional Amendments and their impact on Constitutional Proceedings in Georgia and Problems of the Legislation regulating Constitutional Proceedings.

Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia Mr. Teimuraz Tughushi made an Overview of 2017 Case Law of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.  Based on the meeting format, Question/Answer and Discussion was held with the involvement of non-governmental organizations and civil society representatives.

The workshop of the Constitutional Court of Georgia was held with the financial support of the EU4Justice Program and German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).