According to the rules, the President will consult with government agencies and relevant experts, in each case
The administration of President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili has completed work on the new rules of pardoning of convicts. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to “Ekho Kavkaza”.
Reportedly, during the development of the document, consultations were held with government agencies and experts.
Under the new rules, by January 1, 2021 we will launch a special electronic program management procedure of a pardon.
“The new rules establish criteria for clemency of those convicted of serious and heinous crimes, in parallel, simplifying the conditions of case convicted of less serious crimes. The President will use his right of pardon only in special cases, which will significantly reduce the number of acts of pardon” – said in the message.
In addition, the act of pardon will be based “on the principle of humanity and public interest, and is not a mechanism to address the shortcomings of the judicial system”.
Before you make a final decision on pardon, the President of Georgia will have to hold consultations with relevant government agencies and relevant experts in each case.
As for the temporary moratorium on clemency, imposed after the President, Salome Zurabishvili became the object of harsh criticism for pardoning convicted of the murder, the petition will again be considered after the new rules will be announced pardons.