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Supreme Court Selection: Update

On June 15th and June 16th the High Qualification Commission of Judges continued final consideration of candidates to the Supreme Court judges, who received negative opinions from the Public Integrity Council.  

As of June 16th, overall result of the plenary sessions of the Commission are as follows:

13

candidates were disqualified by the Сommission based on the  negative opinions of the Public Integrity Council

28

negative opinions of the Public Integrity Council were overruled by the Commission

Among candidates on whom negative opinions from the Public Integrity Council were overruled there are judges, who’s decisions were considered by the European Courts of Human Rights as violating the European Convention on Human Rights and Basic Freedoms.

To overrule the negative opinion of the Public Integrity Council, the Commission needs 11 out of 16 votes from its members.

Despite numerous public requests, the Commission refused to disclose personalized results of its votings.

At the same time, new Supreme Court will not become operational until new codes of procedure are adopted. With only two plenary weeks left before summer break, the Paliament has this far failed to consider draft law on new codes even in the first hearing. Without new Codes of Procedures, old Supreme Court and old High Courts will continue to function even after  judges for the new Supreme are appointed.