Mandate of Four Supreme Court Judges Ended
26.12.2005, “Media News” – By the decision of the Disciplinary Board of the High Court of Justice, the mandate of four judges of the Georgian Supreme Court is ended. These judges are: Nino Gvenetadze, Merab Turava, Murman Isaev and Tamar Valiani.
The decision was taken after 9 hours of deliberation. Another judge, David Sulakvelidze, was only reprimanded by the board.
The Disciplinary Board considered the cases of 18 judges. The commission accused them of procedural mistakes and illegal activities. The judges do not accept the decision and are going to appeal to the appellate body. They also are going to send a letter to the President of Georgia. The final decision is to be taken by Parliament.
As one of the judge’s lawyers Eka Beselia says, the basis upon which the commission’s decision rests is not clear. “Only the outcome was announced. I cannot comment on this,”- says Beselia.