The High Council of Justice is to get a new member. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili January 3 announced a competition to select one member of the High Council of Justice.

According to a statement published by the president’s administration, the candidate will be selected among professors and researchers at Georgia’s universities, as well as from members of lawyer’s associations and others suggested by non-commercial legal persons. It is possible to present candidates within ten days after the competition has been announced.

There are 15 members in the High Council of Justice, a body that conducts oversight over all the courts. Five of them are approved by the parliament. Eight of members are elected by the Conference of Judges and one is elected by the president. The High Council is headed by the head of the Supreme Court, who is automatically a member.

Members are elected for four years and they cannot be elected twice in a row.