The Cabinet of
Ministers by its decision of 21 October has approved the key directions of
amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on judicial reform.
In particular, it
has been envisaged the transition to the three-level system of courts and
determining the network of courts exclusively by law.
political influence on the judiciary, the Government proposes to create a
single collegial body responsible for the selection, career and
responsibilities of judges.
The concept of
changes implies a full reset of the judiciary on the transparent and competitive
basis, which fully meets the standards of human rights. The
particular emphasis has been put on providing access to judicial profession for
young professionals. However,
it is assumed that the powers of acting judges who do not declare their participation
in the competition or fail to pass it will be automatically stopped since the very
start of the operation of a new court.
has instructed the Ministry of Justice to determine the directions of amendments
to the Constitution of Ukraine on judicial reform and to bring them to the
attention of the Constitutional Commission.