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This essay aims at broadening the scope of the debate about the independence of the judiciary in Georgia while contextualizing it in the light of the ongoing transformation of the country. While the logic behind the judicial reform and its achievements to date is outlined, it is argued that protection of the citizen from excessive state interference remains a challenge for the reform process. Positive prospects regarding the possibility of striking a balance between the executive, legislature and judiciary branches, particularly in the aftermath of the upcoming elections, are expressed.

 

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Giorgi Meladze
Giorgi Meladze
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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