Right to Fair Trial is Mostly Violated in Georgia
Tbilisi.08.11.05. Media News. Among the 14 rights engrained in the European Convention, the right to a fair trial is the one violated most often in Georgia - say representatives of NGO “Article 42”.
The mentioned group organized a discussion in the Training Center for Judges under the name: “European Court and Georgia”. It was held within the framework of the project – “The Implementation of Standards of the European Court”. Representatives from various NGO’s, the Justice Ministry and several judges of the Tbilisi City Court attended the event.
According to the project coordinator Manana Kobakhidze, the main purpose of the project is to implement the European Court experience in the Georgian justice system. “We want every person to have the right to a fair trial and to reduce the number of complaints from Georgia to the European Court of Human Rights” - she said.
Georgia joined the convention in 1999 and since then approximately 75 cases reached the European Court. Four of those have already been ruled upon. Two of them – “Asanidze versus Georgia” and the so-called ‘Chechens’ case’ “Mashaev and 12 others versus Georgia and Russia” ended with success for the claimants. The states were obliged to pay a large sum of money. In the case of Asanidze, Georgia paid 150 thousand Euros.
In “Article 42”, they find that 75 complaints are too much for Georgia.