“We shall look deeper and define the consequences of enactment of this Bill in the judicial system”, - the Speaker, Irakli Kobakhidze stated about the Bill by 9 MPs on life-tenure appointment of the judges.
“For instance, as you know, today there are about 300 judges in the judicial system and even these 300 judges are not enough for due performance of the Court. One of the main problems outlined in judicial system lies in the fact that case consideration takes time due to lack of the judges. Let’s see the outcomes of the Bill if adopted. If the number of the judges is reduced at the extent to make due performance of the judge impossible, then naturally, it would be hard to support the Bill. We will discuss every aspect and on this basis we, together with our colleagues, will make the decision”.
In response to the question, he underlined that this Bill and the initiators thereof do not serve for division of the team.
He reiterated that the position about the Court shall be formulated without the subjective interests. The process will take months and the process will be healthy and structured.
“We shall formulate the position regarding the Court which is necessary for the country, and this position shall be formulated without the subjective interests. We will work on this issue for a couple of upcoming months. As you know, we have to adopt the Bill at the first stage. Adoption will take at least a month or two. Then, deriving from the Bill, nomination of the candidates and consideration thereof will take about two months – I mean the 4-month process – a very healthy and structured process with wide engagement. We will act in the manner necessary for the country. Our primary task is to ensure independence of the Court and it is the aspiration of each and every of us”.