Court rules moratorium on sale of agricultural land to foreigners unconstitutional

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The Constitutional Court of Georgia ruled on 24 June that the law adopted by the Georgian Parliament in June 2013 imposing moratorium on selling agricultural lands to foreigners unconstitutional.

According to the amendments adopted on June 28, 2013 selling of agricultural lands to foreigners was suspended till 31 December, 2014. Citizen of Australia, Mathias Huter appealed the decision in the Constitutional Court. A group of lawyers from Transparency International Georgia participated in drafting the lawsuit.

TI Georgia lawyer, Gia Gvilava told Tabula that the amendment that was imposing moratorium on selling agricultural lands to the foreign citizens was declared unconstitutional. Gvilava said that the restriction should be lifted as soon as the official decision of the court is released.

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