Parliamentary Republic without Parliamentary Control: Covid-19, Delegation of Legislative Power and the Georgian Case

Constitutional reform of 2017-2018 revised the constitution of Georgia and adopted a new redaction of the basic law. Constitutional amendments changed not only form, but also fundamentals of state construction, including model of governnance. Georgia became parliamentary republic but in very unique way (without diversity of political partie’s parliamentary representation, one ruling party with stabil majority and etc.)
Absence of parliamentary control and Covid-19 made more difficult legal situation in Georgia. Parliament passed the law that delegated all effective and operative power during the pandemic to the government, but without any prior of post factum parliamentary control. Moreover constitutional court of Georgia declared constitutional such delegation and this only deepened the political crisis. Now the Government has official power to use legislative restrictions even against human rights and it is out of parliamentary control.
The paper will analyze these processes.