European Court of Human Rights founds no violation by Georgian courts in Rustavi 2 case

European Court of Human Rights founds no violation in Rustavi 2 case

The European Court of Human Rights has published a judgment in the Rustavi 2 case.

The Court held that there had not been violation in so far as the independence and impartiality of judges of Tbilisi City Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court was concerned.

“The Court holds, by six votes to one, that there has been no violation of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention in so far as the independence and impartiality of the single-judge composition of Tbilisi City Court (Judge T.U.) was concerned;

The Court holds, unanimously, that there has been no violation of Article 6 § 1 in so far as the independence and impartiality of the bench of Tbilisi Court of Appeal, which included Judge N.G., was concerned;

The Court holds, by six votes to one, that there has been no violation of Article 6 § 1 in so far as the independence and impartiality of the bench of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court, which included the President of the Supreme Court and Judge M.T., was concerned. Done in English, and notified in writing on 18 July 2019, pursuant to Rule 77 §§ 2 and 3 of the Rules of Court”, reads the judgment.

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