04.Mar .2020 18:26

Salome Zurabishvili considers that progress in the juridical system is doubtless

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The independence and high professionalism of judges and raising the level of trust in the judicial system still remains a priority for the country, President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili said in her annual report to Georgian Parliament.

“I want to also address here the issue of the judicial reform process. This reform has gone in the recent years through four major stages. Despite certain criticisms, some legitimate and some politically motivated, one has to recognize all in all the progress accomplished. For one, the statistics of the cases referred to the European Court of Human Rights have notably decreased, and these numbers are some of the - if not the only - objective measurements of the level of trust by society towards its national courts. It is equally clear that the Georgian judicial system is not to be measured to the European system in the making for centuries. And that is no surprise given where we come from, seventy years of Soviet practice. That is why the independence and high professionalism of judges and raising the level of trust in the judicial system still remains a priority for the country. In this regard, the rapid and complete implementation of the reform of the High School of Justice shows us the path for the future,” the President said.