Political Points of the CPLR for 4–11 March


More than 20% of the candidates questioned by the public may be appointed to the Supreme Court.

1. CPLR expert opinion

On March 6, 2019, the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine (HQCJ) approved the ratings of candidates for vacant positions of the cassation courts judges of the Supreme Court.  Four current members of the High Council of Justice (HCJ) expectedly received Commission recommendations for appointment, while three of them (І. Benedysiuk, N. Volkovytska and T. Malashenkova) had got negative conclusions of the Public Council of Integrity (PCI). The same recommendations were given to another 13 persons with negative conclusions of the PCI. In total, the Commission recommended the appointment of 78 persons to the Supreme Court, of which more than 20% (that is, one in five), do not meet the criteria of integrity and professional ethics, in the opinion of the PCI.

On the same day, recommendations of the HQCJ were provided to the HCJ, which, on their basis, should decide on making a submission to the President of Ukraine concerning the appointment of these persons to the positions of judges. Consideration of this issue is scheduled for March 19-20, 2019.

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