Geórgia - Autoridade Central (Art. 2) e informações práticas

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Justice
Public International Law Department

Contact details:

Address: 24a Gorgasali St.
0114 TBILISI
Georgia
Telephone: (+995 32) 2 40 52 04
Fax: (+995 32) 2 40 52 04
E-mail: Intlawdep@justice.gov.ge
General website: https://www.justice.gov.ge/
Contact person:
  • Ms. Ketevan Sarajishvili
    Head of Public International Law Department
    Language of communication: Georgian, English, Russian
    Email: ksarajishvili@justice.gov.ge
  • Ms. Maia Sartania
    Specialist of Public International Law department
    Language of communication: Georgian, English, Russian
    E-mail: msartani@justice.gov.ge
Languages spoken by staff:  Georgian, English, Russian

 

Practical Information

Blocking statutes:  No blocking statutes in force

Chapter I
(Letters of Requests)

Transmission of Letters of Requests: Letters of Request are first sent to the Central Authority of the requesting State before being sent to the Central Authority of the requested State
Authority responsible for informing of the time and place of the execution of Letter of Request
(Art. 7):

Judicial authority competent to execute the request;

Information will be sent via the Central Authority

Presence of judicial personnel at the execution of the Letter of Request (Art. 8): Declaration of applicability:

Pursuant to Article 8 of the Convention, members of the judicial personnel of the requesting authority of another Contracting State may be present at the execution of a Letter of Request, in accordance with the legislation of Georgia

Privileges and duties existing under the law of States other than the State of origin and the State of execution
(Art. 11):
 No Declaration
Translation requirements
Arts 4(2) and 33):

Reservation:

In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Convention, Georgia shall exclude the application of the provisions of Paragraph 2 of Article 4 of the Convention

Georgia shall not undertake the obligation to translate documents for the execution of a Letter of Request

Costs relating to execution of the Letters of Request
(Arts 14(2)(3) and 26):
Reservation:

Georgia requests that any State of origin, making a request pursuant to Paragraph 1 of Article 26, shall reimburse the fees and costs to which this Paragraph refers

Time for execution: Within a reasonable period of time 
Pre-trial discovery of documents
Art. 23):
No Declaration
Information about domestic rules on the taking of evidence: 

Civil Procedure Code of Georgia (Section Three – Judicial Evidence; Chapters XIII-XX; see: https://matsne.gov.ge/en/document/view/29962?publication=134 )

Witness examination under Chapter I

Should Letters of Request include specific questions to be used during witness examination or only a list of matters to be addressed? Letters of Request should include specific questions, according to which the witness should be examined.
Is it a public or private hearing? Public hearing.
Do the judicial authorities "blue-pencil" Letters of Requests (i.e. rephrase, restructure and / or strike out objectionable questions or offensive wording so that a Letter of Request may be executed under the laws of the requested State)? Yes
Is the witness provided in advance with a copy of the questions / matters to be addressed as contained in the Letter of Request?  No
Are documents produced by the witness authenticated by the court?  Yes
Is an oath generally administered to the witness?  Yes
Can the witness be made subject to further examination and recall?  Yes
Are there sanctions for non-appearance of witness? A person summoned as a witness shall be obliged to appear in a court and give accurate testimony. If a witness fails to appear in a court with an inexcusable cause, he/she will be penalised. A court may order that the witness be brought to court by force.

A witness who refuses to testify or gives a deliberately inaccurate testimony may be subject to criminal liability

Must interpreters who assist with the witness examination be court-certified? Yes
How is the testimony transcribed? Audio recording

Chapter II
(Taking of evidence by diplomatic officers, consular agents and commissioners)

Article 15 Applicable
Article 16

Not Applicable

Reservation: In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Convention, Georgia shall not apply the provisions of Articles 16, 17 and 18 of Chapter II of the Convention

Article 17

Not Applicable

Reservation: In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Convention, Georgia shall not apply the provisions of Articles 16, 17 and 18 of Chapter II of the Convention

 
Article 18 Not Applicable

Reservation: In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Convention, Georgia shall not apply the provisions of Articles 16, 17 and 18 of Chapter II of the Convention

Taking of evidence by video-links
(under either chapter)

Chapter I

Are there legal obstacles to the use of video links?  
Technology used:  
Level of interpretation required:  
Simultaneous or in sequence interpretation:  
Interpretation required in which jurisdiction?  
Who pays for the interpretation?  
How would a request for evidence be handled if witness not willing?  

Chapter II

Are there legal obstacles to the use of video links?  
Technology used:  
Level of interpretation required:  
Simultaneous or in sequence interpretation:  
Interpretation required in which jurisdiction?  
Who pays for the interpretation?  

Other Information

Bilateral or multilateral agreements

Multilateral Agreement: Convention on Mutual Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil Family and Criminal Matters from 1993

Bilateral Agreements:

  • Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Turkey on Mutual Assistance in Civil, Commercial and Criminal Matters from 1996;
  • Agreement between Georgia and the Hellenic Republic on Judicial Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters from 1999;
  • Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Bulgaria on Legal Assistance on Civil Matters from 1995;
  • Agreement between Georgia and Ukraine on Mutual Assistance and Legal Relations on Criminal and Civil Matters from 1995;
  • Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Azerbaijan on Mutual Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil Family and Criminal Matters from 1996;
  • Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Armenia on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters from 1996;
  • Agreement between Georgia and Turkmenistan on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters from 1996;
  • Agreement between Georgia and the Republic of Kazakhstan on Mutual Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters from 1996;
  • Agreement between Georgia and Uzbekistan Mutual Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil Family and Criminal Matters from 1996;
  • Treaty between Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Matters from 1982 (remains valid in mutual relations between Georgia and the Czech Republic);
  • Treaty between the Republic of Cyprus and the Union of Socialist Republics on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters from 1984 (remains valid in mutual relations between Georgia and the Republic of Cyprus).
Useful links:  
Competent authorities (Art. 17)  Not Applicable
Additional authorities (Art. 24)  Not Applicable

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