The grounds for initiating disciplinary proceedings against a judge
Types of disciplinary penalties
Disciplinary measures shall include
Disciplinary liability and penalties are imposed on judges of the Common Courts for committing disciplinary misconduct.
Disciplinary liability shall not be imposed on a judge, if five years have passed from the date of committing disciplinary misconduct.
The process of disciplinary proceedings are confidential
! Please be aware !
!!! Incorrect interpretation of the law based on a judge’s internal faith shall not constitute disciplinary misconduct and disciplinary liability shall not be imposed.
!!! During disciplinary proceedings, verification of legality of a court ruling by a judge is prohibited. Reference of the complaint against a judge shall not affect the court decision, can not accelerate the case. Reference of the complaint can result only disciplinary liability for a judge.
!!! A judge shall not be removed from considering a case and from fulfilling other official duties due to instituting disciplinary proceedings or imposing disciplinary liability or penalties on him/her.
Decisions of the High Council of Justice of Georgia can be found on the official webpage of the High Council of Justice – hcoj.gov.ge.
Decisions of the Disciplinary Board and the Disciplinary Chamber can be found on the official webpage – dcj.court.ge.