The President’s Legislative Initiatives on Judicial Reform: Expert Analysis

The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform has analysed the pros and cons of the President’s legislative initiatives on judicial reform.

To fulfil Ukraine’s obligations to the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, on February 15, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced three draft laws in the judicial reform area. This is a long-awaited step, as these commitments are aimed at:

  •  strengthening the integrity in the formation and operation of the High Council of Justice (hereinafter – HCJ), a key personnel authority in the judiciary;
  •  increasing the efficiency of the disciplinary liability mechanism;
  •  reducing negative influence of Kyiv’s administrative court, which has infamously become notorious as the most corrupt court in the country that fulfils orders of oligarchs and politicians.

Reloading the HCJ was also among the campaign promises of the President and his party “People’s Servant”.

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