The Committee keeps hearing the candidates for the Supreme Court Judge.
Today, the Committee heard the 16th candidate, Nino Kadagidze.
The Chair of the Committee, Anri Okhanashvili introduced the biographic data of N. Kadagidze: 25 years of experience, including 19 years on the position of the Judge; in 2000-2002 she was the Judge of the Administrative Case Panel of Tbilisi District Court; within December, 2002-December, 2012 – she was the Judge of the Administrative Case Panel of the Supreme Court, and since June, 2013 she is the Judge of the Administrative Case Panel of Tbilisi Court of Appeals.
MPs asked about the decisions made by her, including the Parliamentary Elections 2003; the situation in the judicial system during the preceding Government; Supreme Court practice; hate language; equality; the 10-person list of the candidates for the Supreme Court Judges submitted by the High Council of Justice to the Parliament in December, 2018; tax law; UN Convention on the Rights of the Person with Disabilities and the optional protocol; capacity reform; impact of ratification of the Istanbul Convention on the Court decision concerning violence against women; judicial independence; challenges of the Supreme Court in human rights sphere; secularism and its role in Constitutionalism etc.
The attendees asked about her opinion on: certain Articles of the Constitution; whether her decisions have been reflected on human rights; whether the preceding Government exposed pressure on her; whether she would change anything in the Supreme Court practice; the line between the administrative offense and the criminal responsibility; why the administrative offenses cannot be appealed by cassation etc.
The hearing was attended by Majority and Minority Factions, independent MPs, representatives of the Public Defender, Legal Aid Service and NGOs Coalition.
The candidate answered the questions of the citizens introduced by the First Deputy Chair, David Matikashvili.
There are four more candidates to be heard by the Committee: Lasha Kochiashvili, Ketevan Tsintsadze, Alexander Tsuladze and Gocha Jeiranashvili.
The hearings are being held according to the American model and monitored by OSCE/ODIHR representatives.