Shalva Papuashvili: The Venice Commission does not have remarks about amendments to the Law on Deoligarchization and the Law on Common Courts

Today, the Parliament of Georgia received an opinion from the Venice Commission regarding the amendments to the Law on Deoligarchization and the Law on Common Courts.

As Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia Shalva Papuashvili said at the briefing held in the legislative body, the conclusion regarding the de-oligarchization law states that it is truly Ukrainian.

“As you know, the Venice Commission held a session on March 10-11, where the conclusions regarding the amendments to the Law on Deoligarchization and the Law on Common Courts were discussed. These findings are expected to be uploaded to the Venice Commission website today. We have already been given these conclusions in advance. As for the Law on Deoligarchization, as you remember, there were two issues discussed during the political discussion – one issue was whether it was really a translation of the Ukrainian law, and second, whether Georgia had the right to adopt the same law, which is in Ukraine, given the context. It certainly sounds like the same discussion that we had on the Foreign Influence Law”, said Papuashvili.

According to him, the Venice Commission does not object the adoption of the Law on Deoligarchization by Georgia.

"As for the amendment to the Law on Common Courts, the Venice Commission does not have any comments regarding the amendments that we have developed”, Papuashvili said, adding that the Commission has additional recommendations, “which we will consider”.

According to his information, the opinion of the OSCE/ODIR regarding the above-mentioned documents will be available by next week.

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