Weekly analytics for 20 – 26 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.

Parliament has unblocked judicial reform, it is now for the President to speak.

On July 13, the Verkhovna Rada with the President’s proposals re-adopted the Law to restart the competition for the High Qualifications Commission of Judges (HQCJ) (Draft Law №113711-d), and on July 14, the Law on reform of the High Council of Justice (HCJ) and improving the procedure for disciplinary liability of judges (Draft Law №5068). However, due to the registration of draft resolutions on the abolition of decisions on the adoption of these draft laws by people’s deputies, their signing by the President was blocked. On July 20, these draft resolutions were not supported, and on July 22, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada signed the laws and submitted them to the President for signature.

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