Introduction of the electronic system of case distribution in Common Courts is one of the most important novelties adopted under the “third wave” reform. Monitoring process identified the following key challenges:

  • Insufficient number of judges in some courts precludes the observance of the principle of random distribution of cases in every court throughout Georgia;
  • The Chairperson of the Court still retains several vague and problematic authorities, including, defining/modifying the duty schedules and determining the composition of the court’s narrow specialization;
  • In the second monitoring year, the standard of access to public information on the operation of the case distribution system has significantly deteriorated.

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