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CoE official dismayed over Georgia’s constitution ‘crisis’

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: Legal reform|Tags: , , |

Gianni Buquicchio. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Council of Europe official is in despair over the way Georgian leaders have handled the drafting of a new constitution, calling the debacle a ‘crisis’. “I’m disappointed and become more and more disappointed for every hour,” head of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio […]

Venice Commission visiting Georgia Thursday

By | January 15th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The president and the secretary of the Venice Commission will visit Georgia on January 16. Gianni Buquicchio and Thomas Markert will meet with Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili on Thursday and members of the constitution commission, which is […]

Council of Europe rates Georgian court reform

By | March 12th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has published its final recommendations on the draft of law amendments which are meant to reform the court system in Georgia and make the courts truly independent. The draft bill will amend the law on Courts […]

Venice Commission’s recommendations on Georgian reforms

By | March 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe is finished preparing its first set of recommendations regarding a draft bill for reforming the Georgian justice system. Even though the recommendations have not yet been published, both President […]

CoE expert confident in Ivanishvili’s democratic aspirations

By | February 4th, 2013|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: , |

Gianni Buquicchio, President of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Venice Commission president Gianni Buquicchio says he will continue cooperating with the new government in Georgia. Before he left Georgia, Buquicchio held a press conference to sum up his stay and his meetings with the president, the prime […]

Georgia to listen more to CoE advice when changing laws

By | January 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio (left) and Speaker of Parliament Davit Bakradze (far right). (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — The Georgian Speaker of Parliament promises that his country will not adopt constitutional changes that are not in line with recommendations by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission. After meeting with Venice Commission President Gianni […]