Head of Georgia's supreme court resigns
The Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Nino Gvenetadze, has resigned.
According to her statement published on the website of the Supreme Court, she has stepped down because of a health condition, for which she will have to receive treatment over the course of several months.
Gvenetadze was appointed by the Georgian parliament back in 2015 for a period of 10 years. Her candidacy was put forward by President Giorgi Margvelashvili.
The statement reads that during Gvenetadze’s role as chair, the third and fourth waves of judicial reforms were carried out.
The media has written about Gvenetadze’s possible resignation before. In 2017 a conflict broke out between Nino Gvenetadze and members of the Supreme Council of Justice over the life-time appointment of judges. Gvenetadze, who was at the time the head of the council, stated that members of the council had been pressuring her into approving a list of 34 candidates. The media at the time wrote that Gvenetadze had decided to step down; however, she later decided to remain in the position and approved the list of candidates which had brought about the disagreement in the first place.