Tbilisi (GBC) - Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia launched the first meeting of the Competitive Selection Commission for the Vacant Position of the Anti-Corruption Bureau Head held at the Government Administration today.
Commission members elected Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration as Chairman of the Competitive Selection Commission on the grounds of voting. In line with the Executive Order N289 issued by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia on 22nd December 2022, a competitive selection process was launched for the vacant position of the Head of Anti-Corruption Bureau of Georgia. The Referred Competitive Selection Commission was established and its composition was defined on 30th December 2022 in line with the Executive Order N304.
Competitive Selection Commission comprises the following officials:
– Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration;
– MP Mikheil Sarjveladze, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration;
– MP Anri Okhanashvili, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Legal Affairs;
– Giorgi Mikautadze, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia;
– Bakur Abuladze, First Deputy General Prosecutor of Georgia;
– Tamar Gvaramadze, Acting Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia;
– Alexandre Kevkhishvili of Transparency International – Georgia.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Georgia has been established as a legal entity of public law (LEPL) in line with amendments made to the legislation of Georgia. It is mandated to operate independently and be accountable towards the Parliament of Georgia and Interagency Anti-Corruption Council of Georgia.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau will be managed by the Head of Anti-Corruption Bureau, who will be selected by a commission comprising public institutions and civil society representatives through a process of competitive selection. At least 2, but maximum 5 candidates will be selected through the process. Head of the Anti-Corruption Bureau will be appointed by the Prime Minister of Georgia for a tenure of 6 (six) years.