Experts analyzed implementation of key judicial reforms in framework of Priority II "Strengthening institutions and good governance".
CONCLUSION of the CPLR on the draft Law of Ukraine «On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Activities of Judicial Governance Bodies »
Main points of the conclusion in English.
This concept note addresses five priority measures with clear indicators. The achievement of these indicators would require amending the legislation in line with the current Constitution. This concept note could become a goalpost for the new Parliament’s legislative work in the area of justice reform.
We decided to find out what innovative measures are being used by the courts to improve the comfort and convenience of using court services.
Last year has been a decisive one for the launch of a full-fledged judicial reform. The Constitution was amended, new laws “On Judiciary and Status of Judges”, “On Superior Council of Justice”, and two laws relating to the enforcement of judgments were adopted. After these came into force, the High Qualification Commission of Judges announced the competition to the new Supreme Court
DRI’s briefing paper about meetings and relevant legislation was written jointly with the experts Roman Kuybida and Maksym Sereda from the Centre of Policy and Legal Reforms (CPLR)
Open Statement by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform to the President of Ukraine, the European Union, the Council of Europe, and donor states
Open Statement concerning the conduct of an international audit of the procedure of selection of judges to the Supreme Court
It is evident that change of position of Presidential Administration is connected with the last finding of Venice Commission on two draft laws on anticorruption courts. It was given in the ‘Slovo i Dilo’, and which Deputy of the Head of the Board of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform Roman Kuybida said, assessing an information that political party 'Block Petra Poroshenka’ had an intention to introduce a draft law on foundation of anticorruption courts
More than 20% of appointed judges of the Supreme Court are those who received negative opinions from the CCI that were ignored by the HQCJ and the HCJ. However, with the exception of the President of the Supreme Court, other senior positions in the new Supreme Court went to former chairs of higher courts, with respect to whose integrity the CCI has voiced serious reservations, – Roman Kuybida, Board Member of the CPLR, about the forming of the new Supreme Court
Civil society organizations call for rejection of a Draft Law that downplays the role of the public in the judges’ selection and appraisal process
On November 17, a revised Draft law No.6593 was registered in the Parliament. Should Draft law be adopted, the powers of the current members of the PIC will be terminated and so will be the public participation in the process of judges’ selection and evaluation as the draft law contains a number of regulations that make the PIC dependent upon the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine