High Council of Justice of Georgia

The High Council of Justice of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს იუსტიციის უმაღლესი საბჭო, romanized: sakartvelos iust'itsiis umaghlesi sabch'o) is the supreme oversight body in charge of regulating the judiciary in Georgia. It was established on 13 June 1997.[1]

High Council of Justice
საქართველოს იუსტიციის უმაღლესი საბჭო
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Established1997
LocationTbilisi
Authorized byConstitution of Georgia
Number of positions14
Websitewww.hcoj.gov.ge

The High Council of Justice is tasked with ensuring the independence and efficiency of the common courts, appointing and dismissing judges and performing other tasks defined by the law.[2] As of the 2018 constitutional amendments, the Council consists of 14 members appointed for a term of 4 years and the Chairperson of the Supreme Court. More than half of the members are elected from among the judges by the self-governing body of judges of the common courts. In addition, one member is appointed by the President of Georgia and the remaining members are elected by a majority of at least three fifths of the total number of the Members of Parliament.[2] The Chairperson of the High Council of Justice is elected for a 4-year term by the High Council of Justice from among its judge members.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "High Council of Justice of Georgia - History of HCOJ". High Council of Justice of Georgia. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Article 64 of the Constitution of Georgia (country) (2018)