Lawyer: Deprivation Ivanishvili of Georgian citizenship is illegal
According to the lawyers of Georgian politician and businessman Bidizina Ivanishvili, Presidential Decree of October 11, 2011 on depriving of their defendant and his wife of citizenship is illegal. As the GHN reported, they demand to acknowledge the fact of deprivation of citizenship invalid.
This statement was made today by one of Ivanishvili's lawyers Shalva Tedumadze. According to him, the president has no right to deprive a person of citizenship, which is awarded by the rule of exclusion.
"The only requirement, containing in our lawsuit, is recognition of the act invalid. Under domestic law, there are such conditions for recognition of an act invalid: the first - this is when it was issued not by an authorized person, in this case, the President of Georgia. In administrative law, they use the principle, that what is not acceptable - it is forbidden. Consequently, according to the laws and the Constitution, the president has no right to deprive a person, who was granted Georgian citizenship in a special order, of his citizenship. He had no right to do so, and the act was issued by an unauthorized person", Tadumadze explained.
"When the president and his administration record at the court, that the only reason to make such decision was the fact that Bidzina Ivanishvili issued a statement on October 7, 2011, and that's why administrative proceedings was started, it indicates that it is prejudiced considering of the case, since the president has a personal interest, as well as his political team does, and therefore he adopted the act without authority. This is certainly an invalid act in terms of rights", said the lawyer.