Weekly analytics for 5 – 11 October 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 Supreme Court puts the cleansing of the HCJ in jeopardy.

On October 8, the Plenum of the Supreme Court submitted a constitutional petition to the Constitutional Court on the constitutionality of certain provisions of Law №1635-ІХ (on the reform of the High Council of Justice (HCJ)).

The full text of the Supreme Court’s petition has not been published yet, but according to the information notice on the Court’s website, the petition raises the questions regarding constitutionality of the following provisions of the Law:

  • on the tie-breaking vote of international experts in the Ethics Council’s composition in case of equal distribution of votes;
  • on the Ethics Council’s «re-assessment» of the integrity of those current members of the HCJ who are sitting judges and have already passed the qualification assessment;

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