Expert discussions at the Ministry of Justice for the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany in Düsseldorf.
Expert discussions at the Ministry of Justice for the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany in Düsseldorf

On 16 and 17 April 2018, the IRZ organised a working visit to Germany by a delegation from the Georgian court management system. The delegation included the Head of the administrative unit for general jurisdiction in Georgia, Shota Karchava, and his deputy, Giorgi Kakauridze. The visit began with expert discussions at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf. The Court’s President, Dr. Bernd Scheiff, welcomed the Georgian guests and informed them about subjects including the planning of new court buildings, court management, accessibility, safety and many other practical concerns.

The delegation also paid a visit to the Ministry of Justice for the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Düsseldorf. Here, members of the delegation discussed safety standards in the justice system and concepts for the establishment of a new courthouse with judges Dr. Michael Scholz, Dr. Ludger Traut and Dr. Phil Schabestiel.

Finally, the Georgian guests visited the Local and Regional Court of Essen, where they were welcomed by the President of the Regional Court of Essen, Gudrun Jockels. Here, the judges at the Regional Court of Essen were available for intense discussions on court management in Germany. This was followed by a guided tour of the building of the local and the regional court.

The expert talks were considered by the Georgian guests to be very enriching and harmonious.