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The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform is a Ukrainian think-tank established in 1996. The CPLR is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-party organization. Our mission is to facilitate institutional reforms in Ukraine for strengthening democracy, rule of law, and good governance.

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.

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

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

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