The Discussion Concerning the Disciplinary Liability of Judges Was Held in the Round Table Format
On November 9 of 2016 in Tbilisi, at the “Tbilisi Marriott” Hotel in the format of the round table was held a discussion concerning the disciplinary liability of judges. The aim of the discussion was consideration of the issue of improvement of the existing legislative framework in order to raise effectiveness of the disciplinary proceedings, to provide maximum specificity of disciplinary misconduct, to increase safety and independence of judges.
The chairperson of the Supreme Court and High Council of Justice Nino Gvenetadze and Director of the Office for Democracy, Management and Social Development – Monica Azim addressed the audience with the welcome speech.
Within the Discussion format, the participants had a closer look at the issues of the court ethics, laws in force concerning the disciplinary lawmaking and flaws revealed in practice. Director/Chief Councilor of California Commission on Judicial Performance - Victoria Henley introduced the audience with the recommendations concerning the improvement of the disciplinary procedures of the judges of the Common Court of Georgia basing on the experience of the USA.
The members of the Hugh Council of Justice, members of the Disciplinary Panel of Judges of the Common Courts and others interested persons took part in the discussion.
The Discussion was organized by the High Council of Justice and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the project of Promoting the Rule of Law (PROLoG) of the East-West Management Institute.