The Bureau discussed the February 19-22 plenary agenda and defined the leading and mandatory Committees.
Eka Beselia appealed to the Bureau regarding the draft organic law on Common Courts for consideration within the less period.
“It is required as the Parliament, within the short period shall have the possibility to discuss other necessary changes to regulate life-tenure appointment of the judges. There is the gap in the law and it is undue applied as well. So, it is the first stage and it shall be followed with the significant changes”, - she noted.
The Chair of the Legal Issues Committee, Anri Okhanashvili expressed commitment for consultations: “If it requires shorter period and we reconcile our positions, we can discuss it”.
The Chair of the Sports and Youth Issues Committee, Mikheil Kavelasvhili noted regarding the Bill on State Support to Child and Youth Unions that the Bill is very important to improve the dialogue between the Government and youth. “As you know, we encounter the challenge in regards with employment, education and civic engagement of youth. Coordination of various spheres in Governmental administration will allow us improving the dialogue between the Government and youth”.
The Bureau defined the organizational issues, including recall of the draft resolution on Candidate for the Judge of Supreme Court initiated by the Minority Factions.
According to the Chair of the European Georgia, Otar Kakhidze, the Bill is developed to prevent full monopoly of judge members of the High Council of Justice on nomination of the candidates. “European Georgia is ready for consultations regarding the change of the working group on the judicial reform. In case of the respective will, we will improve the format. We can consider our initiative within the working group as well until the process is submitted to the Parliament. Tomorrow, we will represent the Bill. I cherish the great expectations for the political consensus. There is the issue we shall have the common position on regardless the party affiliation and the parliament shall play the bigger role not to be fully dependent on HCJ majority but hold the capacity to give the direction to the judicial reform”.
According to the Speaker, Irakli Kobakhidze, the consultations will be held within the week with the international partners “to continue consideration in the working format. Naturally, we all will be engaged in consultations”.
The Parliament will hear the Minister of Infrastructure within the Ministerial Hour at February 19-22 sessions.