Political Points of the CPLR for 28 January – 4 February
High Qualification Commission of Judges demonstrates different standards of conduct while interacting with the Public Council of International Experts and the Public Council of Integrity.
1. CPLR expert opinion
In Ukraine, the processes of the formation of the High Anticorruption Court and the Supreme Court (filling out vacant positions) are going on in parallel. Both processes are being implemented by the High Qualification Commission of Judges (HQCJ), however the first process involves the Public Council of International Experts (PCIE), and the second one involves the Public Council of Integrity (PCI).
On January 28, 2019, the PCIE held its last joint meeting with the HQCJ on the selection of judges to the High Anticorruption Court. As a result of joint meetings, 39 candidates out of 113 discontinued further participation in the competitive selection due to non-compliance with the criteria specified by law. 3 candidates have terminated their participation on their own initiative. Prior to that, the PCIE questioned the integrity of 49 candidates. Consequently, 86% of the doubts expressed by the PCIE resulted in the withdrawal of candidates from the competition.
Instead, in the framework of selection to the new Supreme Court, as of February 1, 2019, the HQCJ interviewed 97 candidates. About 28 of them have got negative conclusions of the PCI. The HQCJ suspended participation in the competition by only 6 candidates with negative conclusions of the PCI.