Normative Regulation of the President's Veto in Georgian Legal Reality


  • Zurab Matcharadze
  • Paata Javakhishvili



promulgation, presidential veto, parliament, reasoned statements, legislative process, checks and balances principle.


In modern constitutionalism, the mechanism of checks and balances between the highest executive bodies is one of the main characteristics of a legal and democratic state. The interaction of the government branches is limited by the constitution and includes many tools, among which the right of the head of a state to make the reasoned statements on the law adopted by the legislative body and return the law to political discussions, must be highlighted. This right, which is often specified as the presidential veto in republican countries, has an exceptional importance in terms of the practical implementation of checks and balances principle.

In Georgian legal reality, constitutionalization of the presidential veto is connected to adoption of the Constitution in 1995. Since this period, the procedural rules defined by the Constitution of Georgia have undergone many changes, and finally, on the basis of the constitutional reform of 2017, they were formed with the current version. The abovementioned constitutional reform led to a new regulation of the president's involvement in the legislative process. The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss issues related to the normative regulation of the president’s veto.


Author Biographies

Zurab Matcharadze

Doctor of Law, Professor of Georgian National University, Assistant Professor of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.  

Paata Javakhishvili

Doctor of Law, Associate Professor of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University, Assistant of Iv. Javaklhishvili Tbilisi State University.


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How to Cite

Matcharadze, Z., & Javakhishvili, P. (2023). Normative Regulation of the President’s Veto in Georgian Legal Reality. Journal of Law, (1), 178–188 (Geo) 157.