The next sitting of the First Working Group of the Constitutional Commission
The Working Group on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms, Judicial Authority, Preamble of the Constitution and the General and Transitional Provisions of the Constitution held the additional sitting due to multitude of the agenda issues.
As the Chair of the Commission, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze elucidated, the working group has considered the part of the issues at the first sitting and now resumes from the Article 19 of the Chapter II on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms.
The representative of GYLA asked about consideration of the remarks by GYLA and noted that Georgian Young Lawyers Association has submitted the proposals regarding definition of the social rights and the adequate housing rights, though they cannot be reflected in any of the Articles. GYLA representative asked about possibility of development of the new Article and consideration procedures. In response, the Chair stated that the working group will reconsider the proposals by GYLA prior to accomplishment of consideration of the Articles of the Chapter II. The Commission members will discuss the healthcare and social issues, legal state and equality of property, educational and cultural development and free transit on the territory of Georgia.
The Commission member, Ms. Manana Kobakhidze spoke about alienation of lands to foreign citizens and commented to media: “We all agree that regulations are necessary, which will be in compliance with the main principles of the Constitution and the property right protection, though the problems related to unrestricted space of alienation of lands to foreign citizens will be otherwise “restricted” on the Constitutional level as well. All in all, the Commission will make the decision about the record to be made and so far, we are on discussion stage. The Commission was set up to discus all the proposals submitted for consideration. The Commission and the Parliamentary Majority has not yet made the final decision”. The sitting was attended by MPs, Chair of the Supreme Court, political parties, NGOs and Constitutionalists.