Members

Membership

High Council of Justice is composed by 15 members designated by judiciary, Parliament and President of Georgia. The High Council of Justice is chaired by Chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia, and upon his assignment – by Secretary of High Council of Justice.

More than half of the Members of High Council of Justice are elected by judicial self government body of the judges of common courts of Georgia.

Common Courts of Georgia are represented in High Council of Justice by the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia and 8 members selected by the Conference of Judges of Georgia upon proposal of the Supreme Court of Georgia, among them – Secretary of High Council of Justice. The member elected by Conference of Justice, unless this is the Secretary of High Council of Justice can only by a judge of common courts.

Georgian Parliament is represented in High Council of Justice by 3 members elected by the Parliament of Georgia and head of legal committee of Parliament, which is an ex officio member of High Council of Justice. Among three members of High Council of Justice selected by Parliament of Georgia, one should be chosen from Parliamentary faction, which is not part of Parliamentary majority or from those members who do not make part of any faction.

President of Georgia is represented in the Council by 2 members appointed by him.

Unless he/she is the Member of Parliament, a member of High Council of Justice can be a Georgian citizen from the age of 25, with high legal education. In order to appoint the member, the prior written consent of the candidate is required (except for the persons, who are ex officio members of High Council of Justice)

A member of High Council of Justice, unless he/she is the Member of Parliament can not hold a position in public service or local municipality, exercise a paid activity, except for academic, pedagogical and artistic activities.

The term of office of members of High Council of Justice, except for ex officio members is 4 years. The Secretary of High Council of Justice is selected for 3 year term.