Weekly analytics for 13 – 19 July 2021

The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform has prepared its weekly expert analysis of the most important processes in Ukraine in areas of constitutionalism, political parties and elections, governance and public administration reform, judiciary, combatting corruption, criminal justice, etc.

The Parliament has launched judicial reform, but it is being postponed.

On July 13, the Verkhovna Rada, taking into account the President’s proposals, re-adopted the law on restarting the competition to the High Qualifications Commission of Judges (HQCJ) (draft law №3711-d) and on July 14 – the law on reforming of the High Council of Justice (HCJ) and improving the procedure for disciplinary liability of judges (№5068).

The signing of these laws by the President is currently blocked, as MPs from the Batkivshchyna, Opposition Platform — For Life factions, and the Trust parliamentary group have registered several draft resolutions repealing the Parliament’s decision to adopt these laws (№3711-d-P2, 5068-P, 5068-P1, 5068-P2, 5068-P3). At the same time, it is announced that this week (approximately on July 20) MPs will gather for an extraordinary meeting to consider these resolutions.

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