Weekly analytics for 18 – 24 January 2022

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 competition for the HQCJ will begin in February, while the cleansing of the HCJ has already launched: the first results of judicial reform.

On January 20, the High Council of Justice (HCJ) dismissed its members Oleksiy Malovatskyi and Pavlo Hrechkivskyi. The grounds for dismissal were their requests for resignations, and their term of office expires on January 26.

Also on January 21, the first official meeting of the Competition Commission for the selection of members of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges (HQCJ) was held, where its head (Ted Zarzeczny) and deputy head (Ivan Mishchenko) were elected, as well as the documents required for the start of the competition to the HQCJ were approved. This includes the Rules of Procedure of the Selection Commission and for the Conduct of the Selection Process, the Methodology of Assessment of Compliance of Candidates with the Integrity and Professional Competence Criteria, the forms of the applicant’s statement of intent to be appointed a member of the HQCJ with appendices, and the announcement on the launch of the competition. In addition, the Commission approved a signed memorandum on cooperation and information exchange with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

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