The President of Georgia promises to veto all laws that will diverge from the course of European integration

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Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili vetoed a law related to the conduct of covert investigative actions.

As Zurabishvili stated at the briefing, she will veto all laws that will be adopted in the next 6 months in the wrong direction.

"You know that I did not use the right of veto, because I knew that it could be overcome, and it is not in the interests of the institution. But I vetoed a law that concerns the expansion of wiretaps and, thus, the restriction of human rights. I know that the veto will be overcome, and in essence it will not change the situation, but I will do it anyway, and I will veto all laws that will be passed in the next 6 months in the wrong direction.

This is more a political than a legal veto, because today in Georgia it is impossible to adopt a law that further restricts human rights, whereas on the contrary we are being asked to give more guarantees in this direction, to be more democratic, more European," Salome Zurabishvili said.

We remind you that according to the law, which the President vetoed, the terms associated with covert investigative actions are expanding and the range of crimes for which covert investigative actions can be carried out is increasing. At the same time, the procedure for notifying the relevant person about conducting covert investigative actions is changed. So, informing the relevant person, each time can be postponed under the supervision of the court for no more than 12 months.

The draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code were approved by the Parliament in the third reading a few weeks ago. 78 deputies supported the bill, 11 voted against it.

The initiators of the project are the following deputies from the Georgian Dream: Irakli Beraya, Alexander Tabatadze, Vladimir Chachibaya, Rati Ionatamishvili, Giorgi Khelashvili and Kakha Kakhishvili.

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The President of Georgia promises to veto all laws that will diverge from the course of European integration

2022/06/78974-1655969192.jpg
Read: 389     11:00     23 Июнь 2022    

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili vetoed a law related to the conduct of covert investigative actions.

As Zurabishvili stated at the briefing, she will veto all laws that will be adopted in the next 6 months in the wrong direction.

"You know that I did not use the right of veto, because I knew that it could be overcome, and it is not in the interests of the institution. But I vetoed a law that concerns the expansion of wiretaps and, thus, the restriction of human rights. I know that the veto will be overcome, and in essence it will not change the situation, but I will do it anyway, and I will veto all laws that will be passed in the next 6 months in the wrong direction.

This is more a political than a legal veto, because today in Georgia it is impossible to adopt a law that further restricts human rights, whereas on the contrary we are being asked to give more guarantees in this direction, to be more democratic, more European," Salome Zurabishvili said.

We remind you that according to the law, which the President vetoed, the terms associated with covert investigative actions are expanding and the range of crimes for which covert investigative actions can be carried out is increasing. At the same time, the procedure for notifying the relevant person about conducting covert investigative actions is changed. So, informing the relevant person, each time can be postponed under the supervision of the court for no more than 12 months.

The draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code were approved by the Parliament in the third reading a few weeks ago. 78 deputies supported the bill, 11 voted against it.

The initiators of the project are the following deputies from the Georgian Dream: Irakli Beraya, Alexander Tabatadze, Vladimir Chachibaya, Rati Ionatamishvili, Giorgi Khelashvili and Kakha Kakhishvili.

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