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Qualification Commission of Judges is About to Adopt Final Decisions on Candidates for the New Supreme Court

On June 6th Qualification Commission of Judges will start plenary session on consideration of negative opinions of Public integrity Council regarding the candidates.

The Commission has to consider 115 candidates with respective negative opinions. The Public Intergirty Council has issued a total of 140 negative opinions, but only 25 candidates with such opinions were disqualified during the interviews.

The lowest level of consideration of negative opinions is among candidates to Criminal Casation Court and Civil Casation Court. Results of the interviews are as follows:

  1. 6Criminal Casation Court: 109 interviews, 35 candidates with negative opinions, 4 candidates disqualified

  2. Civil Casation Court: 111 interviews, 37 candidates with negative opinions, 5 of them disqualified

  3. Administrative Casation Court: 74 interviews, 35 candidates with negative opinions, 10 candidates disqualified

  4. Economic Casation Court: 88 interviews, 33 negative opinions, 8 candidates disqualified (Some of disqualified candidates did not get negative opinions from the Public Integrity Council).

Among candidates who passed the interviews are judges with notorious reputation, unjustified assets and decision that were challenged by the European Court of Human Rights.

The Qualification Commission of Judges will take decision on consideration or non-consideration of opinion of the Public Integrity Council behind closed doors. The civil society respects the secrecy of the discussion on camera, but demands to publish personalized results of voting of the Commission.

EU Ambassador Mingarelli emphasized that the Qualification Commission of Judges must take all remaining steps to eliminate any doubt about the objectivity and impartiality in the final selection of judges.

More to read about the competition for the Supreme Court in Ukrainian:
  • What will be the new Supreme Court?blog by Roman Maselko, member of the The Public Intergirty Council.
  • Overview article of the competition for the Supreme Court by Zhernakov Mykhailo, Lead Expert of the Judicial Reform Group at The Reanimation Package of Reforms.