In Batumi, the court is hearing the lawsuit of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and the organization “Batomi” to revoke the construction permit for the mega-complex “Riviera”. The City Court has without substantiation refused the motion of the plaintiffs to stop the construction until the end of the hearing, which was overturned by a decision of the Court of Appeals.
The Court of Appeal noted that the City Court had not provided specific and compelling reasons for the refusal. The decision to refuse was made only as a result of an abstract analysis of the rule of law, without considering and evaluating the plaintiffs’ evidence.
Based on this decision, the Tbilisi City Court must re-examine the issue and make a new decision on the issue of suspension.
The lawsuit is filed with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation.