Kutaisi Court of Appeals

Address: Newport St. No. 32, Kutaisi

Phone: 0 (431) 25 61 17 (258) (115)

www.kutaisiapp.court.gov.ge

As a result of legislative amendments enacted in the first half of 2005, the Kutaisi Court of Appeals as an appeals instance has become operational since 1 November fundamentally replacing the previous regional courts model. Appeals courts review cases only by the appeals rule.

Territorial jurisdiction of the Kutaisi Court of Appeals covers territories of Abasha, Ambrolauri, Gali-Gulripshi and Ochamchire-Tkvarcheli, Vani, Zestaponi, Zugdidi, Lentekhi, Martvili, Mestia, Ozurgeti, Samtredia, Sachkhere, Senaki, Chkhorotsku, Tsageri, Tsalenjikha, Khelvachauri, Khobi and Khoni district courts and ofBatumi, Poti and Kutaisi City Courts.

The Court has 14 judges of whom 5 are sitting on the Criminal Cases Chamber, 6 on the Civil Cases Chamber, 2 on the Administrative Cases Chamber and 1 on the Investigative Panel.

The office of the Kutaisi Court of Appeals is staffed with 69 staff members.