The constitution says the court ruling is a ground for terminating Badri Japaridze's parliamentary mandate - many factors will be taken into account, including the conviction, - Mikheil Sarjveladze, chairman of the Human Rights Committee, told reporters.
He said that in this case, this is not an issue on which an alternative decision should be made, so many circumstances will be taken into account.
Sarjveladze also emphasized the fact that there were precedents when convicted persons were elected as members of parliament.
"The issue is not easy to solve in any case and it needs to be evaluated in every way. It is not possible to talk in advance. We must evaluate the data objectively. There is a formal basis, it means that the issue should be discussed.
Many factors will be taken into account, including the court decision on the issue of conviction and many more. There are plenty of circumstances here.
Conviction in itself does not create grounds for inadmissibility. We know that persons who have been convicted have been elected," Sarjveladze said.