European Union External Action

Georgia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the case of Gigi Ugulava

Brussels, 12/02/2020 - 08:03, UNIQUE ID: 200212_15
Statements by the Spokesperson

The European Union is currently scrutinising closely the recent ruling by the Georgian Supreme Court in the case against opposition leader Gigi Ugulava.

The circumstances around this verdict are not conducive to advancing the political dialogue aimed at a much needed depolarisation of the political situation in Georgia.

Upholding the highest standards of judicial independence, fair trial and the rule of law is an essential commitment of Georgia under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.

The EU will also continue to monitor all other trials in Georgia related to high profile cases