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  1. Under acting legislation, if a person commits some crimes, a judge has a discretionary right when brining a verdict to accumulate punishments, not to the full degree, namely, from half term to the full term of punishment, excluding for the most grave crime. Under the bill, if a person committed some crimes, punishment will be chosen pursuant to the article for the most grave crime out of them. If a person commits a crime again, a principle of cumulative punishment may be used. A term of punishment should not exceed 30 years. Additional punishment may be brought if the investigation reveals that a convict has committed one more crime. If this crime turns out to be more grave, than a crime a person was sentenced for, the difference between terms will be added to the first term. If a new crime is less grave and a term of punishment is less, the punishment is not changed. In this case a term of punishment should not exceed 35 years.


  2. About Tsulukiani.

    No one is questioning the high level of the ordinary full ENA program but you can walk out in any street of Paris and ask where the serious juridical and highest elite of jurists, phd students, professors and judges have been educated and all will answer: L’université Panthéon-Assas. It is also from Panthéon-Assas that most of the post graduate students at The French National School for the Judiciary (ENM) down in Boudreaux come from. The aim of the training provided by the ENM is to form a group of judges and public prosecutors who are suitable for all posts in court as well as in the public prosecution service in first instance courts. A prospective judge or deputy public prosecutor must first complete a Bachelor in Law (which requires three years of study) and a Master in Law (which requires two years of study) before entering the National School for the Judiciary (ENM). Admission is made through an entrance examination, which people generally take after completing dedicated studies in post-graduate preparatory class (Institut d’études judiciaires). It is not for ENA students and especially not for international students who have read 16 months at ENA and no law.

    It is also worth to mention that it is not the international masters program at ENA of 16 months that have the highest prestige, even though it is of course competitive. It is students from the ordinary internal French three year program that become top bureaucrats in France and EU. They have in general also a very hard and serious two year program called Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles (CPGE) before so they had any chance to be accepted as students at all. International students do not even compete with them for entrance to ENA but with other mostly francophone countries.

    Foreigners who have studied at ENAs international masters program most often return to their homelands and mostly to francophone countries like Congo, Chad etc where they came from originally. With their 16 month of international master merit and as a son of an older dictator or nomenklatura member you can then claim a high position and respect for your 16 month of studies at ENA.

    There is not even any teaching of law at ENA. There are just a three week Human rights course at the end of September every year that you may take if you like. If you like Thea Tsulukiani have studied no law in Tbilisi and only a three week course of Human Rights in Paris you cannot not be considered having an higher education in Law even if Bidzina himself say so. You can neither pretend to be a lawyer in France or anywhere else. But it is possible to become a court secretary in Strasbourg. A well paid bureaucrat position. If you clean the toilets or work as a secretary in a respectable court it does not prove you have any deeper or higher juridical competence. The same goes for Kalbatono Thea.

    Tsulukiani is trying to deceive Georgians in two ways. First by using the prestige of École nationale d’administration (ENA) to pretend that she has studied law. Then secondly she use the prestige of European Court of Human Rights to pretend that she have been accepted and hired based on her juridical competence and have been working as a juridical specialist. Neither is true.

    In an American perspective it would be like you attended the masters program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and pretended that you were a rocket scientist (a specialist) and then after working as a secretary at NASA in Houston pretend that this confirmed your expertise in rocket science.

    The main idea behind the constitution of Georgia concerning the minister of justice is that this minister who is also the first prosecutor should have deeper insights and higher learning in law. This Tsulukiani do not have however you look at it.

  3. In addition to commenting here about BI’s Asset Declaration, I also posted a similar message at http://dfwatch.net/ivanishvilis-fortune-shrinks-by-one-billion-87767. Within one week, it was deleted. So much for “the watching of Democracy and Freedom.”

    BI said that he was selling all of his Russian assets in 2012. But according to the accounts I saw in the press, they never added up to more than several hundred million dollars. Forbes says he realized a $1.3 billion gain, but what did he do with all of that cash? According to the declaration, he has 275 million in liquid assets. Did he pump it all into Georgian real estate so quickly?

    There is one question, “Do you or your family members own any movable property (except for cash, securities, bank deposits, etc.) valued at more than 10,000 GEL (6,100 USD approximately)?” Nothing was declared. It is really possible that they do not own any jewelry worth more than $6,000? Where is the art collection, valued at $1 billion? How is it possible that he does not own one vehicle, plane or boat?

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