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International experts suggest to veto 49 out of 113 candidates to the Anti-Corruption Court

Meetings of the Public Council of International Experts took place on January 11 and January 15, during which the veto regarding 17 more questionable candidates to the Anti-Corruption Court was initiated. In general, 49 out of 113 candidates raised concerns of the international experts.

Henceforth, there will be joint meetings of the Public Council of International Experts and the High Qualification Commission of Judges, during which they will vote whether candidates meet the criteria of integrity and have professional competence.

If 9 members of the HQCJ and 3 out of 6 members of the PCIE do not confirm the candidate’s suitability, he or she will not be able to apply for the position of the judge.

Dates of two related meetings are already known — January 18 and January 21. In general, the HQCJ and the PCIE have time until January 26 in order to exclude questionable candidates from the competition.

At that point the PCIE’s work will be completed and the High Qualification Commission of Judges will select winners of the competition from remaining candidates at its own discretion.

 

WHO WAS VETOED BY INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS?

In general, 36 judges, 9 attorneys and 4 researchers are vetoed. 38 candidates that are vetoed by international experts are on the list of questionable candidates which was recently presented by non-governmental organizations.

THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COURT

  1. Markiyan Galabala is the executive manager at his own law firm.
  2. Inna Bilous is the judge of Ternopil Regional Administrative Court, who made the decision against activists of the Revolution of Dignity.
  3. Ruslan Bondarchuk is the judge of Kropyvnytskyi Court of Appeal, who allegedly lowered the car’s cost in the declaration, and also doubtfully privatized land plots.
  4. Petro Burda is the judge of Petropavlivsk District Court of Dnipropetrovsk region. He was dismissed due to the violation of judicial oath. Earlier, he had already applied to the Supreme Court and had received negative opinion from the Public Council of Integrity because of the undeclared house in 2015.
  5. Volodymyr Voronko is the judge of Economic Court of Dnipropetrovsk region, who in 2015-2016 did not declare any house in Dnipro, where he worked. He did not declare either the right of ownership nor the right to use it. 
  6. Roman Golovatyi is the judge of Lychakiv District Court of Lviv, who is suspected of illicit enrichment and non-declaration of the property.
  7. Maryan Golovchak is the judge of Rivne City Court, who submitted different information in declarations about the right of ownership or use regarding three apartments.
  8. Oksana Golub is the judge of Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv who participated in “Maydan cases”. She also returned the indictment against former MP Mykola Martynenko, who was suspected of embezzlement of half a billion UAH. Later, the decision was canceled by the Court of Appeal.
  9. Vasyl Goncharuk is the judge of Uman District Court of Cherkasy region, who allegedly hides his assets.
  10. Viktoriya Zhovtovatnyuk (Kytsyuk) is the judge of Solomyanskyi District Court of Kyiv, who has recently changed the last name to Zhovtovatnyuk. She did not declare her property or the right to use it. 
  11. Diana Zanini is the attorney.
  12. Oleksandr Ivasyn is the head of Law Department of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, who allegedly did not declare all property. 
  13. Vyacheslav Dmytriyev is the judge of Donetsk Regional Administrative Court, who allegedly submitted false information in his declaration.
  14. Oleh Kimstachov is the judge of Uman District Court of Cherkasy region, who had previously committed serious procedural violations. He had received negative opinion from the Public Council of Integrity for this. And once he was attracted to disciplinary responsibility.
  15. Yuriy Krutiy is the judge of Lenin District Court in Mykolayiv. In 2017, he participated in the competition to the Supreme Court, during which he had received negative opinion from the Public Council of Integrity.
  16. Andriy Maleyev is the judge of the Court of Appeal of Ivano-Frankivsk region, whose relative owns property, the origin of which is doubtful.
  17. Yevhen Martynov is the judge of Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv. He was the presiding judge in the jury, which made the decision regarding the change of the preventive measure from the custody for the house arrest against Oleh Geban and Serhiy Kostenko, who were suspects in the attempted murder of Euromaydan’s activists. 
  18. Anna Nadtochyeva is the head of the law firm Lawyers Group and the managing director at her own law firm. She allegedly hid her real incomes.
  19. Oleksiy Omelyan is the judge of Economic Court of Zhytomyr region.
  20. Viktor Onufriyev is the judge of Kropyvnytskyi Court of Appeal, who allegedly hid his own property by registering it to his mother, who is the pensioner (born in 1946).
  21. Vasyl Postulga is the deputy director of the law firm Postulga & Partners LLC. The attorney allegedly hid his own income.
  22. Olga Salandyak is the judge of Zhmerynka District Court of Vinnytsya region.
  23. Andriy Salo is the judge of Rivne District Administrative Court, who stated about stealing of BMW X5, while it was not submitted in the property declaration in 2016.
  24. Oleksandr Syngayivskyi is the judge of Podilskyi District Court of Kyiv, who made decisions regarding members of the Revolution of Dignity.
  25. Ihor Sicheslavskyi is the director of the law firm Sicheslavskyi LLC, who did not declare the property object where he lives in Kyiv.
  26. Iryna Smaznova is associate professor of Odesa legal academy. She did not report in her 2016 and 2017 declarations rights for an apartment in Odesa.
  27. Ivan Solovyov is the judge of Petrykivskyi District Court of Dnipropetrovsk region.
  28. Dmytro Tishko is the judge of Central District Court in Mykolayiv, who, by his decision, released the person from custody, who according to the SBU, was preparing the terrorist attack in Mykolayiv. Later, the released person run to the occupied territory and participated in battles against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
  29. Tetyana Chernysh is the retired judge in Uman, who, according to the opinion of the Public Council of Integrity, contributed to the distortion of justice due to her inactivity.
  30. Petro Feskov is the judge of Mlyniv District Court of Rivne region (since 2007 is the deputy head of the court, in 2008 he was elected permanently).
  31. Ruslan Khytryk is currently the assistant to the head of Rozhyshche District Court of Volyn region. Earlier, the judge got into the drunk road accident in the middle of the working day.
  32. Viacheslav Pikovskyi – judge of Prydniprovskyi rayon court of Cherkasy.
  33. Yuriy Yurkevych is the member of the Bar Association Gobechiya and Partners, worked at various positions (postgraduate student, assistant, legal adviser, associate professor) at Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko.
  34. Andriy Yakovenko is the judge of Kolomak District Court of Kharkiv region and is suspected by the Prosecutor’s Office of Kharkiv region of receiving the bribe.

 

THE APPEAL CHAMBER OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COURT

  1. Yuriy Bodnar is the assistant of the Department of Public Law of the Faculty of Law in Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych.
  2. Yuriy Burbela is the judge of Kyiv-Svyatoshyn District Court of Kyiv region, who participated in political persecution. In January 2014, he convicted the so-called “Vasylkiv terrorists”.
  3. Anatoliy Zagorodniy is the former judge of the High Administrative Court, who covered judges who made arbitrary decisions during the Revolution of Dignity.
  4. Taras Zayets is the judge of Svyatoshyn District Court of Kyiv who participated in “Maydan’s cases”. In February 2014, he chose the preventive measure in the form of detention regarding the participant of mass protests. However, he did not report about this in the Declaration of Integrity in 2016.
  5. Mykola Didyk is the judge of Holosiyivskyi District Court of Kyiv who allegedly did not declare the right to use all his property. There are also suspicions about possible illicit enrichment of the judge.
  6. Anatoliy Kvyatkovskyi is the former judge of the Court of Appeal of Rivne region, who allegedly submitted false information in declarations during 2011-2014.
  7. Yuriy Kulinich is the judge of Desnyanskyi District Court of Chernihiv, who acquitted the colonel responsible for organizing the dispersal of protesters and demolishing the tent camp in Chernihiv during the Revolution of Dignity. The judge Kulinich’s decision was subsequently canceled by the Court of Appeal of Chernihiv region.
  8. Olesya Kovtunenko is the judge, the deputy head of Ordzhonikidze District Court of Mariupol, who submitted cost of the car which is much lower from the market cost in the declaration.
  9. Ihor Kos is the judge of Busk District Court of Lviv region who systematically violates the law, does not declare any property which he owns or uses.
  10. Tetyana Krutsenko is the attorney in Odesa region, who in declarations in 2016 and 2017 submitted annual income worth approximately 36,000-37,000 UAH. However, such income is doubtfully low for the attorney with active practice.
  11. Valeriy Stanislavskyi is the Associate Professor of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, who allegedly hid property by registering it to his mother.
  12. Valeriya Chorna is the judge of Dnipropetrovsk District Administrative Court, who did not submit the exact cost of the apartment purchased by her mother. Today, the cost of such apartment starts from 2.2 million UAH to over 3 million UAH.
  13. Serhiy Fedyaev is the managing director at his own law firm Serhiy Fedyayev. He received the gift worth 1 million UAH from his father, who is the pensioner.
  14. Ihor Shulman is the former judge of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine, who took part in the adoption of several decisions regarding prohibition of peaceful gatherings.
  15. Dmytro Yagunov is the legal counsel at Fortrans LLC. In 2015, the attorney declared 20,000 UAH of income, and 40,000 UAH in 2017. Such minimal incomes raise doubts about the possibility of purchasing the apartment in Kyiv worth over 1.3 million UAH in 2016.