Published: 1 Jun 2006 | By Manana Kobakhidze, Ketevan Mekhuzla and Sophio Japaridze

The dismissal of judges in Georgia – the case of Judge Mariamidze


Recently, the Georgian state authorities have been exerting increasing pressure upon judicial power, and representatives of the executive and legislative bodies have been intervening more and more in judicial activity, influencing the outcomes of cases and the execution of justice. There have also been instances of the unlawful removal of judges, and disciplinary proceedings initiated against judges being examined by bodies which are not fully independent of the state. A striking example of this is the case of Judge Mariamidze.

In this article, Manana Kobakhidze, Ketevan Mekhuzla and Sophio Japaridze consider the steps taken by Judge Mariamidze to remedy this his dismissal domestically and outline the prospects for a case at the European Court. To read the full article, click on the link below.