It is inadmissible judicial power to be a state in the state, - Constitutionalist Levan Bodzashvili told InterPressNews while commenting about the recent situation in the Council of Justice and judicial candidates.
Levan Bodzashvili believes that the current composition of the High Council of Justice (and not the Council of Justice a constitutional body), which tries accroachment of the judicial power, should be dissolved.
“The court must be free from political and horizontal interventions, not at the stage of formation, but during its work, it is also unacceptable the judicial power not to be subordinated to democratic control and it is inadmissible the judicial power to be a state in the state.
Therefore, when parliament evaluates the activities of the Council of Justice or discusses its candidates, implements democratic control - is the European standard, as well as the American standard.
While the Council of Justice, which criticizes the parliament for this, goes beyond its intent and has no idea of its functions and purpose. It is trying to create a state in the state and it is inadmissible because it goes beyond the principles of separation of power and tries to usurp the judicial power…Therefore, the current composition of the High Council of Justice (and not the Council of Justice as a constitutional body), which is not aware of its own functions and purpose or is well aware, but opposes the democracy as it is encouraged by someone. Such a member, a fortiori, if he/she is a judge, does not correspond to his/her position, "said Bodzashvili.