Weekly analytics for 29 June – 5 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 adopted the law restarting the competition to HQCJ
On June 29, the Parliament adopted the law restarting the competition to the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine (HQCJ) (Draft Law №3711-d). According to the law, HQCJ members will be selected on a competitive basis. The competition will be conducted by a specially created Competition Commission, which will include representatives of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and scholars. As an exception, when forming the first composition of the HQCJ, the Competition Commission will include international experts (instead of members of the Commission under the “non-judicial” quota). The Competition Commission will recommend at least 2 candidates for each vacant position of a member of the HQCJ, of whom the High Council of Justice (HCJ) will make appointments.
The law is currently awaiting the President’s signature.