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Professionals in the field of law from Queen Mary University of London will actively participate in the establishment of the High Court on Intellectual Property
Professionals in the field of law from Queen Mary University of London will actively participate in the establishment of the High Court on Intellectual Property
November 7, 2018

On October 10, 2018, official opening of the Queen Mary University of London Technical Assistance Project supported by the UK government to help set up the High IP Court in Ukraine took place in London.

Qualification exam appointed
Qualification exam appointed
November 7, 2018

Please be informed that on October 08, 2018, the Commission appointed qualification examination to be conducted on October 29-31, 2018, within the framework of the procedure for selecting candidates for a position of a judge of a local court, appointed by the Commission’s Decision dated April 03, 2017, No. 28/зп-17.

Competition to the Appeals Chamber of the High Court on Intellectual Property announced
Competition to the Appeals Chamber of the High Court on Intellectual Property announced
November 7, 2018

On October 5, 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced a competition for 9 vacant positions of judges of the Appeals Chamber of the High Court on Intellectual Property.

Mr. Stanislav Shchotka informed experts of the European Commission about the course of competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court
Mr. Stanislav Shchotka informed experts of the European Commission about the course of competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court
November 7, 2018

On October 4, 2018, the Deputy Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Stanislav Shchotka took part in discussions with experts of the monitoring mission of the European Commission regarding fulfillment by the Ukrainian party of obligations under an international agreement with the EU.

Mr. Sergii Koziakov and Mr. Hugues Mingarelli discussed peculiarities of competition procedures to the High Anti-Corruption Court
Mr. Sergii Koziakov and Mr. Hugues Mingarelli discussed peculiarities of competition procedures to the High Anti-Corruption Court
November 7, 2018

On October 4, 2018, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov held a working meeting with the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli.

Examination for judicial positions in the High Court on Intellectual Property was held
Examination for judicial positions in the High Court on Intellectual Property was held
November 7, 2018

On October 3, 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine conducted an examination in the framework of the qualification evaluation of candidates who take part in the competition for 21 vacant positions of a judge of the High Court on Intellectual Property.

Mr. Sergii Koziakov is paying a working visit to Kharkiv
Mr. Sergii Koziakov is paying a working visit to Kharkiv
October 12, 2018

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in II Kharkiv International Law Forum, which started on September 25, 2018.

HQCJ received 1001 applications for a competition to the Supreme Court and to the High Anti-Corruption Court, meaning that competition is 8 and 9 candidates for one position respectively
HQCJ received 1001 applications for a competition to the Supreme Court and to the High Anti-Corruption Court, meaning that competition is 8 and 9 candidates for one position respectively
October 12, 2018

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine summed up the results of submitting by candidates of documents for participation in competitions to the Supreme Court and to the High Anti-Corruption Court.

HQCJ received a list of 12 candidates for the Public Council of International Experts from international organizations
HQCJ received a list of 12 candidates for the Public Council of International Experts from international organizations
October 12, 2018

Five international organizations provided the HQCJ with information on 12 candidates to be elected to the Public Council of International Experts (PCIE) who will assist the Commission in conducting the competitive selection of judges to the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC).

Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the III International Compliance Forum
Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the III International Compliance Forum
October 12, 2018

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine delivered a speech at the 5th final session of the III International Compliance Forum which took place on September 19, 2018, in Kyiv.

At OSCE Annual Meeting Mr. Sergii Koziakov spoke about  the success of the judicial reform in Ukraine
At OSCE Annual Meeting Mr. Sergii Koziakov spoke about the success of the judicial reform in Ukraine
October 12, 2018

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine as a member of Ukrainian delegation took part in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) which took place in Warsaw on September 10-21, 2018.

Experience in selection and evaluation of Ukrainian judges was shared in Lithuania
Experience in selection and evaluation of Ukrainian judges was shared in Lithuania
October 12, 2018

On September 5-8, 2018, Mr. Stanislav Shchotka, Deputy Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr. Denys Kuznetsov, Head Specialist of International Cooperation Department of the HQCJ Secretariat participated in legal forum that took place in the Republic of Lithuania.

The European External Action Service (EEAS) will coordinate the procedure of selection of candidates for the Public Council of International Experts among the EU institutions and EU Member States
The European External Action Service (EEAS) will coordinate the procedure of selection of candidates for the Public Council of International Experts among the EU institutions and EU Member States
August 31, 2018

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues to make arrangements for the establishment of the Public Council of International Experts within the framework of the competition for the positions of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court.

Commission and donors have agreed on the Terms of Reference for Candidates for the Public Council of International Experts
Commission and donors have agreed on the Terms of Reference for Candidates for the Public Council of International Experts
August 20, 2018

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues making arrangements to the competition for the positions of the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) judges, including the work on the establishment of the Public Council of International Experts (PCIE).

Expert discussion on the commencement of the competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court was held
Expert discussion on the commencement of the competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court was held
August 9, 2018

On August 7, 2018, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov and the Deputy Chairman of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in the expert discussion on conducting the competition for the positions of the High Anti-Corruption Court judges.

According to the results of the qualification evaluation, 17%, or 238 judges, have already been dismissed or are subject to dismissal
According to the results of the qualification evaluation, 17%, or 238 judges, have already been dismissed or are subject to dismissal
August 7, 2018

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues conducting the qualification evaluation of all judges of the country, launched within the framework of the judicial reform. In particular, it is assigned for three groups of judges in the amount of 5157 persons. Judges are evaluated by criteria of competence, professional ethics and integrity.

Commission has already received 472 notifications of intentions to become judges of the Supreme Court and the High Anti-Corruption Court
Commission has already received 472 notifications of intentions to become judges of the Supreme Court and the High Anti-Corruption Court
August 7, 2018

In the first day after the commencement of registration of intentions to participate in the competitions for the positions of judges of the Supreme Court and the High Anti-Corruption Court, 472 notifications were received by the Commission.

HQCJU announced competitions for 78 positions of judges to the Supreme Court and 39 positions of judges to the High Anti-Corruption Court
HQCJU announced competitions for 78 positions of judges to the Supreme Court and 39 positions of judges to the High Anti-Corruption Court
August 2, 2018

On August 2, 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced competitions for the positions of judges of the Supreme Court and the High Anti-Corruption Court.

Working meeting of the Commission’s Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov with the representatives of the Ukrainian-Canadian Support for Judicial Reform Project was held
Working meeting of the Commission’s Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov with the representatives of the Ukrainian-Canadian Support for Judicial Reform Project was held
August 1, 2018

On July 27, 2018, a working meeting of the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov and the acting Head of the International Cooperation Division of the Commission’s Secretariat Ms. Yuliia Tkachenko with the Head of the newly created Ukrainian-Canadian Support for Judicial Reform Project Mr. Liubomyr Markevych and the Deputy Head of the Project Mr. Igor Osyka took place at the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

Judiciary of undisputed integrity is the basis of democracy and the rule of law. Commentary on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct
Judiciary of undisputed integrity is the basis of democracy and the rule of law. Commentary on the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct
August 1, 2018

We would like to draw your attention to the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct and Commentary on them, the unofficial translation of which into Ukrainian was prepared with the assistance of the Canadian-Ukrainian Project “Support to Judicial Reform in Ukraine,” funded by the Government of Canada through the Global Affairs Canada.

The first coordination meeting with representatives of International organizations and Diplomatic institutions on the establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court was held
The first coordination meeting with representatives of International organizations and Diplomatic institutions on the establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court was held
July 27, 2018

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues making arrangements to the competition for the positions of the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) judges.  On July 25, 2018, the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Head of the Commission’s Secretariat Ms. Olena Ponomarenko and acting Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Commission’s Secretariat Ms. Iuliia Tkachenko took part in the first coordination meeting with representatives of International organizations and Diplomatic institutions concerning its holding.

Working meeting of the Commission's leadership with the US Ambassador to Ukraine was held. The support for the Commission as to preparation for the competition to the High Anticorruption Court was discussed
Working meeting of the Commission's leadership with the US Ambassador to Ukraine was held. The support for the Commission as to preparation for the competition to the High Anticorruption Court was discussed
August 3, 2018

On July 19, 2018, a working meeting was held between Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the HQCJU, Mr. Andrii Kozlov, member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission, Ms. Olena Ponomarenko, Head of the Commission Secretariat and Ms. Yuliia Tkachenko, Acting Head of International Cooperation Department and H.E. Marie Yovanovitch, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine.

HQCJU has begun selection process of members of the Public Council of International Experts within the frameworks of the preparation of the competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court
HQCJU has begun selection process of members of the Public Council of International Experts within the frameworks of the preparation of the competition to the High Anti-Corruption Court
July 19, 2018

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine promptly started the preparatory process for conducting the competition for judges to the High Anti-Corruption Court immediately after the adoption of the Law “On the High Anti-Corruption Court” (hereinafter – the Law).

The establishment of the new judicial system in Ukraine  is in line with the principles of the Council of Europe – Mr. Regis Brillat, Special Advisor to the Council of Europe Secretary General
The establishment of the new judicial system in Ukraine is in line with the principles of the Council of Europe – Mr. Regis Brillat, Special Advisor to the Council of Europe Secretary General
August 3, 2018

The Council of Europe notes that the procedures implemented by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine are highly professional and are in line with the working principles of the Council of Europe. That was stated by Mr. Regis Brillat, Special Advisor to the Council of Europe Secretary General while commenting the interim results of judicial reform. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noKjLreVLRE

Mr. Sergii Koziakov addressed the participants of the I International Scientific and Practical Conference “Public Service and Administrative Proceedings: Achievements and Challenges”
Mr. Sergii Koziakov addressed the participants of the I International Scientific and Practical Conference “Public Service and Administrative Proceedings: Achievements and Challenges”
July 9, 2018

On 5 and 6 July 2018, the First International Scientific and Practical Conference “Public Service and Administrative Proceedings: Achievements and Challenges” is being held at the Supreme Court premises. This event takes place at the initiative of the Supreme Court, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the National School of Judges of Ukraine and the Center of Polish Law, and with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Supporting Ukraine in the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”, and the Canadian Judicial Reform Support Project.

Council of Europe will evaluate results of judicial reform over the past four years – advisory meeting with CoE international experts took place in the Commission
Council of Europe will evaluate results of judicial reform over the past four years – advisory meeting with CoE international experts took place in the Commission
July 9, 2018

On 04 July 2018, an advisory meeting of the Commission’s leadership with international experts of the CoE Project “Supporting Ukraine in the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights” was held at the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

Representatives of the Commission took part in the final event  of the Council of Europe Project on monitoring progress of reforms  in the field of justice in Ukraine
Representatives of the Commission took part in the final event of the Council of Europe Project on monitoring progress of reforms in the field of justice in Ukraine
August 3, 2018

On July 17, 2018, Mr. Serhii Prylypko, member of qualification chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine participated in the final event of the Council of Europe Project “Consolidating Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform” working in Ukraine from year 2017 to July 2018.

Newly appointed member of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the </br>30<sup>th</sup> anniversary plenary meeting of the CEPEJ
Newly appointed member of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the
30th anniversary plenary meeting of the CEPEJ
July 2, 2018

On 27 June 2018, the 30th anniversary plenary meeting of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) began in Strasbourg, France. Ukraine was represented at the event by the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov.

Official opening of the EU Project “PRAVO-Justice” was held
Official opening of the EU Project “PRAVO-Justice” was held
June 26, 2018

On 18 June 2018, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the official opening of the EU Project “PRAVO-Justice”, aimed at supporting justice sector reforms in Ukraine.

Examination program for the qualification evaluation of judges  and candidates for the position of judge of the High Court on Intellectual Property
Examination program for the qualification evaluation of judges and candidates for the position of judge of the High Court on Intellectual Property
June 23, 2018

In order to provide an examination within the framework of the qualification evaluation of judges and candidates for the post of judge of the High IP Court on May 17, 2018, the HQC approved the corresponding exam program and taxonomic characteristic to it.

The Commission provided recommendations for the transfer of 47 judges of the former High Administrative Court and the High Commercial Court to other courts
The Commission provided recommendations for the transfer of 47 judges of the former High Administrative Court and the High Commercial Court to other courts
June 23, 2018

At its meeting on 17 May 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered the issue of recommending the transfer of a judge to another court of the same or lower level without a competition.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Queen Mary University of London signed Memorandum of Understanding
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Queen Mary University of London signed Memorandum of Understanding
June 21, 2018

On 18 June 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted the working meeting of Commission’s Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov with the representatives of The Queen Mary University of London Project, during which the parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

VI International Judicial and Legal Forum is held in Kyiv
VI International Judicial and Legal Forum is held in Kyiv
June 21, 2018

On 13 June 2018 the VI International Judicial and Legal Forum, organized by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the “Yuridicheskaya Practika” paper, the OSCE, the High Council of Justice with the assistance of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the National Association of Advocates of Ukraine, commenced its work in Kyiv.

91 judges have not confirmed their compliance with the occupied position
91 judges have not confirmed their compliance with the occupied position
June 21, 2018

The HQCJ continues to conduct the qualification evaluation of the judicial corps of Ukraine. 2969 judges in two groups of 999 and 1970 judges are undergoing the evaluation. As of 7th June 2018, the evaluation of 868 judges, subjected to the evaluation, has been completed.

Judicial reform and peculiarities of commercial justice were addressed in Chernihiv
Judicial reform and peculiarities of commercial justice were addressed in Chernihiv
June 15, 2018

On 08 and 09 June 2018, the conference “Commercial Jurisdiction. Today’s Challenges” took place in the city of Chernihiv, where the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov was one of the speakers.

International Intellectual Property Forum was held in Kyiv
International Intellectual Property Forum was held in Kyiv
June 7, 2018

On 06 June 2018, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the annual International Intellectual Property Forum (IPF-2018) organized by the “Yuridicheskaya Praktika” newspaper.

Coordination meeting with international projects’ representatives on observation of qualification evaluation of judges was held
Coordination meeting with international projects’ representatives on observation of qualification evaluation of judges was held
June 7, 2018

The Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov and the member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov briefed international experts on the progress of the qualification evaluation of judges for the compliance with the occupied position during the Coordination meeting with international projects’ representatives on observation of qualification evaluation of judges, which took place on 05 June 2018.

International Conference “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Further Steps”
International Conference “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Further Steps”
June 5, 2018

The conference “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Further Steps”, organized by the Judicial Reform Council with assistance of the Supreme Court and the Council of Europe Project on Strengthening the Implementation of European Human Rights Standards in Ukraine, continued its work.

Conference “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Further Steps” is held in Kyiv
Conference “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Further Steps” is held in Kyiv
June 5, 2018

On 01 June 2018, the conference “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Further Steps”, organized by the Judicial Reform Council with assistance of the Supreme Court and the Council of Europe Project on Strengthening the implementation of European Human Rights Standards in Ukraine, began.

Mr. Stanislav Shchotka reported on the judicial reform in Ukraine at the meeting of the Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom, and Security of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee
Mr. Stanislav Shchotka reported on the judicial reform in Ukraine at the meeting of the Subcommittee on Justice, Freedom, and Security of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee
June 4, 2018

On 1 June 2018, the Deputy Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Stanislav Shchotka paid a working visit to Brussels in the Ukrainian delegation.

Member of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov gave a speech at the National Legal Forum “Access to Justice in the Context of Judicial Reform”
Member of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov gave a speech at the National Legal Forum “Access to Justice in the Context of Judicial Reform”
May 30, 2018

On 25 May 2018, the national legal forum “Access to Justice in the Context of Judicial Reform” was held in the city of Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, in which the member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part.

Meeting of the Commission’s leadership with the Special Advisor to Council of Europe’s Secretary General for Ukraine was held
Meeting of the Commission’s leadership with the Special Advisor to Council of Europe’s Secretary General for Ukraine was held
May 30, 2018

On 23 May 2018, the meeting between the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov and the Head of the Commission’s Secretariat Ms. Olena Ponomarenko and the Special Advisor to Council of Europe’s Secretary General for Ukraine Mr. Regis Brillat was held at the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

Already 10% of judges did not confirm compliance with the position held
Already 10% of judges did not confirm compliance with the position held
May 16, 2018

As part of the judicial reform, qualification assessment of judges is continued in Ukraine. As of May 14, 2018, 10% of the judges who passed the qualification assessment did not confirm their compliance with the position held.

The Chairman of the Commission took part in the meeting of the UBA “Competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property”
The Chairman of the Commission took part in the meeting of the UBA “Competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property”
May 3, 2018

On April 27, 2018, the Chairman of the Commission Sergii Koziakov took part in the meeting of the Ukrainian Bar Association on the subject “Competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property”.

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission, delivered a speech at the international conference “Legal Education Quality Assurance, University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in Preparing Legal Professionals for the 21st Century”
Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission, delivered a speech at the international conference “Legal Education Quality Assurance, University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in Preparing Legal Professionals for the 21st Century”
May 2, 2018

On 24-25 April 2018, the international conference “Legal Education Quality Assurance, University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in Preparing Legal Professionals for the 21st Century”, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine jointly with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with support of the USAID “New Justice” Program and the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, was held.

Conference “Effective Delivery of Justice as a Means to Increase Public Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary” has begun
Conference “Effective Delivery of Justice as a Means to Increase Public Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary” has begun
May 2, 2018

On 19 April 2018, the conference “Effective Delivery of Justice as a Means to Increase Public Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary”, attended by members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and representatives of the Commission’s Secretariat, began.

Council of Europe has presented the new Project “Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”
Council of Europe has presented the new Project “Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”
May 2, 2018

On 19 April 2018, the representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine participated in the official launching of the Council of Europe Project “Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”.

Every fourth judge has not passed the qualification assessment – first results
Every fourth judge has not passed the qualification assessment – first results
April 25, 2018

According to the results of 12 days of interviewing the first thousand of judges, 431 judges (75% of judges) comply with the occupied position, 16 Themis representatives were recognized as those who have not confirmed the ability to administer justice. Regarding 103 judges, a break was announced, in particular due to the improperly drawn Public Integrity Council opinions

Second day of the seminar-workshop “Improving the Courts Information Policy”
Second day of the seminar-workshop “Improving the Courts Information Policy”
April 25, 2018

On 17 April 2018, the workshop “Improving the Courts Information Policy”, which is being held in Kyiv with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “New Justice” Program, continued its work.

Workshop “Improving the Courts Information Policy” was held
Workshop “Improving the Courts Information Policy” was held
April 25, 2018

The members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the workshop on “Improving the Courts Information Policy”, which was held on 16 April 2018

Third meeting of the USAID “New Justice” Program Stakeholder Advisory Group was held
Third meeting of the USAID “New Justice” Program Stakeholder Advisory Group was held
April 25, 2018

On 13 April 2018, the third meeting of the USAID “New Justice” Program Stakeholder Advisory Group was held.

New Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine has been published
New Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine has been published
April 13, 2018

We would like to draw your attention to the new Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine, covering the period from November 16, 2017 to February 15, 2018.

74% of judges under the results of the first six days of interviews have confirmed compliance with the occupied position
74% of judges under the results of the first six days of interviews have confirmed compliance with the occupied position
April 10, 2018

During the past two weeks, 286 judges from the first thousand were interviewed within the frameworks of qualification assessment. 212 of them have confirmed the compliance with the occupied position, in relation to the 64 judges there were declared a break – mainly due to the opinions of the PIC, 4 judges did not confirm the ability to administer justice.

Representatives of the Commission met with representatives of the UN Women in Ukraine
Representatives of the Commission met with representatives of the UN Women in Ukraine
April 5, 2018

On 02 April 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted the working meeting of the Commission’s representatives with Ms. Eileen Skinnider, Senior Associate of the International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, International Consultant of the UN Women in Ukraine, and Mr. Andrii Vyshnevsky, National Consultant of the UN Women in Ukraine.

Results of PIC participation in the procedure of the qualification assessment of judges for their position compliance
Results of PIC participation in the procedure of the qualification assessment of judges for their position compliance
March 30, 2018

We would like to inform you, that for the purposes of the qualification assessment of judges for their position compliance as of 27.03.2018, the Commission has received from the Public Council of Integrity opinions and information regarding 106 judges.

The HQCJU will continue the qualification assessment of judges and urges the PIC to conduct its duties in accordance with the law
The HQCJU will continue the qualification assessment of judges and urges the PIC to conduct its duties in accordance with the law
March 28, 2018

The Public Integrity Council carries out an important role in the process of assessing the country’s judiciary. The Commission proposes the PIC to continue performing its duties and take into account the simple rules for documents drafting – this approach will facilitate real help in resetting the judiciary corps.

Reasons for postponement of cases consideration during interviews with the judge
Reasons for postponement of cases consideration during interviews with the judge
March 27, 2018

On March 23, 2018, the Panels of the HQCJU have taken the decision on postponement of cases consideration concerning judges, who participate in the qualification assessment procedure for compliance with the position of a judge.

Commission has started interviewing judges in the framework of the qualification assessment
Commission has started interviewing judges in the framework of the qualification assessment
March 23, 2018

On 23 March 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine started interviewing judges who are passing the qualification assessment for their position compliance. The interviews are based on the results of the judges’ dossiers examination.

Commission has admitted 219 candidates to the competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property
Commission has admitted 219 candidates to the competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property
March 3, 2018

Upon the consideration of documents submitted by 234 candidates for the competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property (IP-court), the HQCJ has admitted 219 candidates. 94 of them are women and 125 are men.

Diplomatic Corps representatives are getting acquainted with the progress of judicial reform in Ukraine
Diplomatic Corps representatives are getting acquainted with the progress of judicial reform in Ukraine
March 22, 2018

On 19 and 20 March 2018, the informational event for the diplomatic corps “Fair justice for all: providing impetus radical changes in Ukraine’s judiciary” is taking place in Vienna.

Interregional Judicial Forum “High Qualification Commission: Everything Depends on Human Resources!” was held
Interregional Judicial Forum “High Qualification Commission: Everything Depends on Human Resources!” was held
March 20, 2018

On 19 March 2018, the Interregional Judicial Forum “High Qualification Commission: Everything Depends on Human Resources!” was held in Pidhirtsi village, Kyiv region. The event was organized by the Association for the Development of Judicial Self-Government of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Commission. The Forum took place within the framework of the Grant Project “Support to the Judicial Self-Government Development” realization, with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) “New Justice” Program.

The first thousand of judges completed the qualification exams – five of them have not passed
The first thousand of judges completed the qualification exams – five of them have not passed
March 19, 2018

On March 15, the first group with a total number of 988 judges of local and appellate courts completed passing the exam under the qualification assessment for the compliance to the position of a judge. The Commission has already determined the results of the exam for 332 judges – five of them have not passed it, others are waiting for interviews.

Meeting of the working group of the Judicial Communication Committee with the representatives of the Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project was held
Meeting of the working group of the Judicial Communication Committee with the representatives of the Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project was held
March 21, 2018

On 12 March 2018, the meeting of the working group of the Judicial Communication Committee with the Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project (SJRP) was held at the premises of the Illinsky Business Center.

“We have already begun to draw the judicial system out of the turbulence zone”, - the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov
“We have already begun to draw the judicial system out of the turbulence zone”, - the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov
March 12, 2018

At the XV Congress of Judges of Ukraine, held in Kyiv on 5 and 6 March 2018, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine reported on the work of the body over the last few years and its plans for the current year.

The member of the Commission was elected at the XV Congress of Judges of Ukraine
The member of the Commission was elected at the XV Congress of Judges of Ukraine
March 12, 2018

The delegates of the XV Congress of Judges of Ukraine have elected Mr. Stepan Gladii, judge of the Kyiv Court of Appeal to be the member of the HQCJ. 171 delegates have voted for the candidate.

The Commission has held a regular meeting with the Council of Europe Project on monitoring the progress of Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine
The Commission has held a regular meeting with the Council of Europe Project on monitoring the progress of Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine
March 6, 2018

On 5 March 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted the working meeting with the Council of Europe Project “Consolidating Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform” National Manager Ms. Kateryna Halenko and the CoE international expert Mr. Adis Hodzic.

Regarding receipt of materials from the PIC
Regarding receipt of materials from the PIC
March 21, 2018

In response to requests on receiving from the Public Integrity Council information or opinions regarding judges under the qualification assessment, the Commission informs that no such materials were received as of the morning of 3 March 2018.

The member of the Commission Ms. Valentyna Ustymenko participated in the conference on the results of the first trial monitoring program in Ukraine
The member of the Commission Ms. Valentyna Ustymenko participated in the conference on the results of the first trial monitoring program in Ukraine
March 2, 2018

On 28 February 2018, the Conference “Trial Monitoring” was held, at which the findings of the first trial monitoring program in Ukraine were presented.

The PIC should develop objective and formalized criteria to participate in evaluating the integrity of judges and judicial candidates - the Final Report of the Council of Europe on the results of monitoring the PIC’s activities
The PIC should develop objective and formalized criteria to participate in evaluating the integrity of judges and judicial candidates - the Final Report of the Council of Europe on the results of monitoring the PIC’s activities
March 2, 2018

On 23 February 2018, the meeting of the final Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project “Support to the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Ukraine” took place.

The members of the Commission participated in the presentation of the annual HCJ report “On the State of Independence of Judges in Ukraine 2017”
The members of the Commission participated in the presentation of the annual HCJ report “On the State of Independence of Judges in Ukraine 2017”
February 28, 2018

On 23 February 2018, the presentation of the first annual report of the High Council of Justice “On the State of Independence of Judges in Ukraine” 2017 was held.

The working meeting with the experts of the Support for Improvement in Governance and Management Program (SIGMA) was held in the Commission
The working meeting with the experts of the Support for Improvement in Governance and Management Program (SIGMA) was held in the Commission
February 26, 2018

On 22 February 2018, the working meeting with the experts of the Support for Improvement in Governance and Management Program (SIGMA) Mr. Lech Marcinkowski and Mr. Dawid Szescilo was held in the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

Working meeting with the Managing Director of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation
Working meeting with the Managing Director of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation
February 21, 2018

On 15 February 2018, the working meeting of the Commission’s members with the Managing Director of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation Mr. Dr. Stefan Hülshörster was held in the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

990 judges from all the regions of Ukraine have started passing the position compliance examination
990 judges from all the regions of Ukraine have started passing the position compliance examination
February 26, 2018

From 14 February to 15 March 2018, 990 judges from all the regions of Ukraine will pass the two-level examination in the framework of judges’ qualification assessment. This group includes 442 first instance judges and 548 second instance judges. The first 57 out of 990 judges will pass the exam on 14 February.

Chairman of the Commission participated in the round table on: “Prosecutors’ career management: Improving the Ukrainian System in the Light of European Standards and Best Practices”
Chairman of the Commission participated in the round table on: “Prosecutors’ career management: Improving the Ukrainian System in the Light of European Standards and Best Practices”
February 21, 2018

On 13 February 2018, the round table on “Prosecutors’ career management: Improving the Ukrainian System in the Light of European Standards and Best Practices”  organized by the Council of Europe Project “Continued Support to the Criminal Justice Reform in Ukraine” was held.

Working meeting with the international expert of the Council of Europe    Ms. Diana Kovacheva was held
Working meeting with the international expert of the Council of Europe Ms. Diana Kovacheva was held
February 21, 2018

On 12 February 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted a working meeting with the international expert of the Council of Europe, Doctor of international law and international relations Ms. Diana Kovacheva, “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” Project Manager Mr. Andrii Kavakin and the Project Officer Ms. Inna Linova.

Chairman of the Commission participated in the round table in Zaporizhia
Chairman of the Commission participated in the round table in Zaporizhia
February 9, 2018

On 9 February 2018, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the working visit of the delegation of the State Judicial Management to Zaporizhia city.

Member of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in the discussion on the legal status of judges' assistants and their place in the judicial system
Member of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in the discussion on the legal status of judges' assistants and their place in the judicial system
February 9, 2018

On 7 February 2018, the Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in an expert discussion on “Judges’ Assistants: Legal Status and their Place in the Judicial System” organized by the “CHESNO” Movement as a part of the “CHESNO” Campaign. Filter the Court!

The Commission is continuing its cooperation with the Council of Europe on monitoring the progress of Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine
The Commission is continuing its cooperation with the Council of Europe on monitoring the progress of Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine
February 8, 2018

On 7 February 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted the working meeting with the Council of Europe Project “Consolidating Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform” National Manager Ms. Kateryna Halenko and the Council of Europe’s international experts Mr. Roderick Ackermann and Ms. Suzan Verberk.

Representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce were told about the competition to the patent court
Representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce were told about the competition to the patent court
February 8, 2018

On 2 February 2018, Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, and Mr. Stanislav Shchotka, Secretary of the Qualification Chamber the Commission, met with the representatives of the American Chamber’s of Commerce in Ukraine Intellectual Property Protection Committee.

Commission’s Management held working meeting with the Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine
Commission’s Management held working meeting with the Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine
February 5, 2018

On 01 February 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted the working meeting with the Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine Mr. Ole T. Horpestad. First Secretary of the Ambassador Mr. Sigbjørn Litland and Counsellor for Development Cooperation Mr. Petter Bauck have also participated in the meeting. 

The members of the Commission held working meeting with the University of South Carolina and the USAID “New Justice” Program representatives
The members of the Commission held working meeting with the University of South Carolina and the USAID “New Justice” Program representatives
February 2, 2018

On 31 January 2018, the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted the working meeting with representatives of the University of South Carolina and the USAID “New Justice” Program.

USAID “New Justice” Program presented the Gender Sensitivity Index in the Activity of the Judiciary
USAID “New Justice” Program presented the Gender Sensitivity Index in the Activity of the Judiciary
January 30, 2018

On 26 January 2018, the presentation of the Gender Sensitivity Index in the Activity of the Judiciary was held at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was represented by Ms. Tetiana Shylova, the member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission.

Representatives of the Commission held a meeting with the EU Support to Justice Sector Reforms Evaluation Mission
Representatives of the Commission held a meeting with the EU Support to Justice Sector Reforms Evaluation Mission
January 29, 2018

On 25 January 2018, in the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was held a working meeting between the representatives of the Commission and the EU Support to Justice Sector Reforms Evaluation Mission.

Members of the Commission were briefed about the international online dispute resolution practice
Members of the Commission were briefed about the international online dispute resolution practice
January 25, 2018

On 24 January 2018, in High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was held a meeting between the management of the Commission and the representatives of the USAID New Justice Program and an international expert on online dispute resolution.

Precarpathian Regional Judicial Forum was held
Precarpathian Regional Judicial Forum was held
January 24, 2018

On 22 January 2018 Mr. Stanislav Shchotka, Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine participated in the Precarpathian Regional Judicial Forum “High Council of Justice: Current State and Prospects”.

Representatives of the Commission held a working meeting with the Legal and Education Director, International Cooperation Group of the National Judicial Institute of Canada
Representatives of the Commission held a working meeting with the Legal and Education Director, International Cooperation Group of the National Judicial Institute of Canada
January 22, 2018

On 19 January 2018, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted a working meeting of the Commission representatives with Mr. Donald Chiasson, Legal and Education Director, International Cooperation Group, National Judicial Institute of Canada and Mr. Igor Osyka, manager of the Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project.

Sergii Koziakov, Chair of HQCJ, talks about the plans and procedures which will hold the Commission captive in 2018
Sergii Koziakov, Chair of HQCJ, talks about the plans and procedures which will hold the Commission captive in 2018
January 17, 2018

We would like to draw your attention to the interview given by the Chair of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Sergii Koziakov, in which he talks about the plans and procedures which will hold the Commission captive in 2018:

The workshop “Financial Verification of Assets Declarations” is being held for the representatives of the Commission
The workshop “Financial Verification of Assets Declarations” is being held for the representatives of the Commission
January 16, 2018

On 15th January 2018, a two-day workshop entitled “Financial Verification of Assets Declarations”, in which the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, Commission inspectors and Commission's secretariat staff take part, has begun.

The announcement on the date and venue of the Congress of Judges of Ukraine and the beginning of accepting documents from candidates for the position of a member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
The announcement on the date and venue of the Congress of Judges of Ukraine and the beginning of accepting documents from candidates for the position of a member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
January 16, 2018

The XV Congress of Judges of Ukraine, pending which the member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will be elected, will be held on 5-6 March 2018 (with the reserve date on 7 March 2018)

Members of the Commission took part in the meeting with Supreme Court judges
Members of the Commission took part in the meeting with Supreme Court judges
December 28, 2017

On 20th December 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov and the Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in the final meeting-discussion of the newly elected Supreme Court judges “Supreme Court - a new philosophy of judiciary”.

We should make the establishment of the High Court on Intellectual Property a successful project, - Mr. Sergii Koziakov
We should make the establishment of the High Court on Intellectual Property a successful project, - Mr. Sergii Koziakov
December 28, 2017

On 20th December 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the round table “Problems of the Implementation of Constitutional Amendments regarding the Justice Sector and the Status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine”.

The Council of Europe Project “Consolidating Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform” presented the Bar Needs Assessment Report in the context of current challenges of the Bar
The Council of Europe Project “Consolidating Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform” presented the Bar Needs Assessment Report in the context of current challenges of the Bar
December 28, 2017

On 14th December 2017, within the framework of the activities of the Council of Europe Project “Consolidating Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform” the presentation of the Needs Assessment Report in the context of current challenges was held. The report was prepared by international experts of the Council of Europe.

The Member of the Commission Mr. Mykhailo Makarchuk delivered a speech at the forum “Access to Justice in the East of Ukraine”
The Member of the Commission Mr. Mykhailo Makarchuk delivered a speech at the forum “Access to Justice in the East of Ukraine”
December 28, 2017

On 14-15 December 2017, a forum “Access to Justice in the East of Ukraine” was held in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region.

Representatives of the HQCJ learned the experience of The Federal Republic of Germany regarding the procedure of establishment and functioning of the specialized court on intellectual property.
Representatives of the HQCJ learned the experience of The Federal Republic of Germany regarding the procedure of establishment and functioning of the specialized court on intellectual property.
December 28, 2017

On 11-14 December 2017, a working visit of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine delegation to The Federal Republic of Germany took place.

Representatives of the Commission are acquainted with the experience of Italy in training of judges
Representatives of the Commission are acquainted with the experience of Italy in training of judges
December 28, 2017

On 11-15 December 2017, a working visit of representatives of the Ukrainian judiciary to Italy takes place. The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is represented by Mr. Taras Lukash, the member of the Qualification Chamber of the HQCJ and Ms. Olena Ponomarenko, Head of the Commission’s Secretariat.

The Member of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part in the international conference “The Main Challenges in Combating Corruption in Ukraine”
The Member of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part in the international conference “The Main Challenges in Combating Corruption in Ukraine”
December 28, 2017

On 5th December 2017, an international conference “The Main Challenges in Combating Corruption in Ukraine" was held in order to discuss anti-corruption policy vectors.

The Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the International Conference on Judicial Administration
The Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the International Conference on Judicial Administration
December 1, 2017

On 1th December 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov delivered a speech at the V International Practical Conference “Judicial Administration as a Part of Reform in the Justice Sector”.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was elected during its Plenary Session
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was elected during its Plenary Session
December 29, 2017

On 30th November 2017, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was elected during its Plenary Session that was held in Klovskyi Palace. Ms. Valentyna Danishevska was appointed to the position of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

The Commission held the meeting with representatives of the USAID “New Justice” Program
The Commission held the meeting with representatives of the USAID “New Justice” Program
November 30, 2017

On 30th November 2017, a working meeting of representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with representatives of the USAID “New Justice” Program took place.

On the occasion of its completion the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” held the final conference and the meeting of its Coordination Committee
On the occasion of its completion the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” held the final conference and the meeting of its Coordination Committee
November 24, 2017

On 23th November 2017, the final conference and the meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the EU Project “Support of Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” took place on the occasion of its completion.

The issues related to the selection and qualification assessment of judges were discussed in Lviv
The issues related to the selection and qualification assessment of judges were discussed in Lviv
November 21, 2017

On 20th November 2017, the Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Stanislav Shchotka took part in a round table discussion on the selection and qualification assessment of judges.

The discussion of issues related to the selection and qualification assessment of judges and peculiarities of the establishment of the High Court on Intellectual Property was held
The discussion of issues related to the selection and qualification assessment of judges and peculiarities of the establishment of the High Court on Intellectual Property was held
November 17, 2017

On 16th November 2017, Vinnytsia Region Administrative Court held a round-table discussion on the issues related to the selection and qualification assessment of judges, as well as peculiarities of the competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property. The event was organized by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Bar Association, Vinnytsia District Administrative Court with the assistance of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”.

The Chairman of the Commission took part in the UN Human Rights Working Group session
The Chairman of the Commission took part in the UN Human Rights Working Group session
November 15, 2017

On 15th November 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in a working visit of Ukrainian delegation to Geneva (Switzerland), where the 28th United Nations Human Rights Working Group session took place.

The XIV Extraordinary Congress of Judges of Ukraine is continued
The XIV Extraordinary Congress of Judges of Ukraine is continued
November 15, 2017

On 14th November 2017, the XIV Extraordinary Congress of Judges of Ukraine continued its session. One of the key issue of the meeting was the filling of vacant positions in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The delegates discussed 6 nominees of 19 who were successfully interviewed by the Council of Judges of Ukraine. Mr. Viktor Gorodovenko, the Chairman of Zaporizhzhya region Court of Appeals obtained the majority of votes, namely 186, and became a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The roundtable “Competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property: What participants can expect from?” was held
The roundtable “Competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property: What participants can expect from?” was held
December 19, 2017

On 8th of November 2017, the roundtable “Competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property: What participants can expect from?” was organized with a support of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Ukrainian Bar Association.

ANNOUNCEMENT. On 31st of October, the Commission starts a qualification examination within the procedure for selecting candidates for the position of a judge in local courts
ANNOUNCEMENT. On 31st of October, the Commission starts a qualification examination within the procedure for selecting candidates for the position of a judge in local courts
December 19, 2017

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine starts a qualification examination for candidates who will take part in the selection of judges for local courts.

The conference “Competition to the new Supreme Court: best practices, lessons learned and prospects” is continued
The conference “Competition to the new Supreme Court: best practices, lessons learned and prospects” is continued
December 19, 2017

On 25th of October 2017, the conference, that was organized with the support of the USAID “New Justice” Program, with the assistance of the Commission, the HCJ, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Ukrainian Canadian Project “Support for Judicial Reform” is being continued.

The conference “Competition to the new Supreme Court: best practices, lessons learned and prospects” was held in Kyiv
The conference “Competition to the new Supreme Court: best practices, lessons learned and prospects” was held in Kyiv
December 19, 2017

On 24–25 of October 2017, the conference “Competition to the new Supreme Court: best practices, lessons learned and prospects” was held in Kyiv under the initiative of the USAID “New Justice” Program, supported in cooperation with the Commission, the HCJ, the
EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, and the Ukrainian-Canadian Project “Support for Judicial Reform”.

An assessment for compliance with a position of judge is designated
An assessment for compliance with a position of judge is designated
December 19, 2017

The Commission informs that on 20th of October 2017, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine appointed an assessment of the compliance with the position of individual judges of local and appellate courts.

Members of the Commission met with the Director of the Research Institute of Intellectual Property
Members of the Commission met with the Director of the Research Institute of Intellectual Property
December 19, 2017

On 19th of October 2017, the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with the Director of the Research Institute of Intellectual Property of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine Ms. Olena Orliuk.

The members of the Commission took part in the event devoted to the issue of optimizing the judicial system of Ukraine
The members of the Commission took part in the event devoted to the issue of optimizing the judicial system of Ukraine
December 19, 2017

On 17th of October 2017, the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the members of the Commission Ms. Valentyna Ustymenko, Mr. Stanislav Shchotka and Mr. Taras Lukash took part in the roundtable “Optimization of the Ukrainian Judicial System: problems and perspectives”.

Members of the Commission met with the Council of Europe International Expert
Members of the Commission met with the Council of Europe International Expert
December 19, 2017

On 13th of October 2017, the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine have met with Ms. Danutė Jocienė, the judge of the Constitutional Court of Lithuania and International Expert of the Council of Europe.

Judicial activity effectiveness was discussed in Chernihiv
Judicial activity effectiveness was discussed in Chernihiv
December 19, 2017

On 9th of October 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Serhii Koziakov, the Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka and member of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part in Chernihiv Regional Judicial Forum “Self-government of Judges – Guarantee of Independence”.

The management of the Commission took part in the meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Rule of Law
The management of the Commission took part in the meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Rule of Law
December 19, 2017

On 4–6 of October 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka, the Chairman of the High Council of Justice Mr. Ihor Benedysiuk as well as acting Director of the Coordination Center for Legal Aid Mr. Oleksii Boniuk took part in the working visit to Brussels.

Concerning the competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property
Concerning the competition to the High Court on Intellectual Property
December 19, 2017

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated 29th of September 2017 No. 299/2017, the High Court on Intellectual Property was formed.

The Council of Europe: in order to assess the integrity of judges/candidates for a position of a judge the objective criteria are required
The Council of Europe: in order to assess the integrity of judges/candidates for a position of a judge the objective criteria are required
December 18, 2017

In order to assess the integrity of candidates for the positions of judges, the Public Integrity Council should develop objective and formalized criteria. Such position was emphasized in the draft Report on the results of monitoring of Public Integrity Council functioning in line with the standards and recommendations of the Council of Europe, which was presented to the expert community on 28th of September 2017.

“I support the efforts on establishment of Anti-Сorruption Сourt” - Mr. Sergii Koziakov
“I support the efforts on establishment of Anti-Сorruption Сourt” - Mr. Sergii Koziakov
December 18, 2017

On 27th of September 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in an expert discussion on the assessment of corruption risks in the judiciary and creation of Anti-Сorruption Court.

The management of the Commission and the National School of Judges of Ukraine discussed the selection procedure and training of judges
The management of the Commission and the National School of Judges of Ukraine discussed the selection procedure and training of judges
December 18, 2017

On 25th of September 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov and Secretary of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission
Mr. Stanislav Shchotka met with the rector of the National School of Judges of Ukraine
Mr. Mykola Onischiuk along with the journalists of the leading legal publications. 

Working meeting with the representatives of the USAID “New Justice” Program
Working meeting with the representatives of the USAID “New Justice” Program
December 18, 2017

On 22nd of September 2017, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine representatives met with the experts of the USAID “New Justice” Program.

The Coordination meeting with the representatives of international projects
The Coordination meeting with the representatives of international projects
December 18, 2017

On 21st of September 2017, the Coordination meeting with the representatives of the international projects regarding the selection of judges in local courts and preparation of the new Supreme Court justices was held.

The results of the first competition to the Supreme Court were discussed in Kharkiv and Dnipro
The results of the first competition to the Supreme Court were discussed in Kharkiv and Dnipro
December 18, 2017

During the last two days, the results of the first competition to the Supreme Court were discussed in Kharkiv and Dnipro. The member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Taras Lukash took part in the meetings.

The Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the Human dimension implementation meeting
The Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the Human dimension implementation meeting
December 18, 2017

On 19th of September 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights during the working visit with Ukrainian delegation to Warsaw.

Expert discussion with the representatives of judicial systems of Ireland and Ukraine
Expert discussion with the representatives of judicial systems of Ireland and Ukraine
December 18, 2017

On 14th of September 2017, European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine held in its offices the meeting with representatives of judicial systems of Ireland and Ukraine.

The Chairman of the Commission took part in a working visit  of Ukrainian delegation to Strasburg
The Chairman of the Commission took part in a working visit of Ukrainian delegation to Strasburg
December 18, 2017

On 11–12 of September 2017, there was a two-day visit of Ukrainian delegation to Strasburg, France with the aim to participate in activities on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the ratification by Ukraine the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Meeting with the International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board Members
Meeting with the International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board Members
December 18, 2017

The meeting with the members of the International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board was held in Kiev. It is aimed to provide expert assistance to the Committee on Fighting Organized Crime and Corruption in strengthening parliamentary supervision for the realization of anti-corruption reform.

The member of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in the III South Ukrainian Forum
The member of the Commission Mr. Stanislav Shchotka participated in the III South Ukrainian Forum
December 18, 2017

The III South Ukrainian Forum devoted to the discussion of novelties of procedural legislation, the most pressing business protection issues and summing up the competition to the Supreme Court was held in Odessa on 8th of September 2017 with the assistance of the Ukrainian  Bar Association.

A monthly meeting of donors and executors of international assistance projects
A monthly meeting of donors and executors of international assistance projects
December 18, 2017

A regular meeting of representatives of projects of international assistance who work in the sphere of strengthening the rule of law was held on 11th of September 2017 in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The Commission took part in a roundtable  “The Supreme Court: the results of the first competition”
The Commission took part in a roundtable “The Supreme Court: the results of the first competition”
December 18, 2017

On 7th of September 2017 in Odessa, there was held a roundtable “The Supreme Court: the results of the first competition” organized by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” together with the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Members of the Commission met with the Delegation of Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
Members of the Commission met with the Delegation of Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
December 18, 2017

On 7th of September 2017, the members of the Commission met with the Delegation of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, which is currently in Ukraine under a working visit.

Statement of the G7 Ambassadors  on the Supreme Court Selection Process
Statement of the G7 Ambassadors on the Supreme Court Selection Process
November 24, 2017

The G7 Ambassadors note that the Supreme Court selection process was significantly more transparent and competitive than in years past, which is a sign of forward momentum for Ukraine’s judicial reform. This reform is crucial to advancing Ukraine’s reform agenda and fulfilling the demands of the Ukrainian people stemming from their clearly expressed aspirations to live in a modern and
democratic country.

On the dissemination of inaccurate information  by the Public Council of Integrity
On the dissemination of inaccurate information by the Public Council of Integrity
October 4, 2017

The Public Integrity Council exceeds its powers within the Supreme Court Competition and requires this from the President of Ukraine. As a result of the judicial reform, all political institutions have lost the opportunity to influence the appointment or dismissal of judges. Nowadays, the dismissal/appointment of judges belongs exclusively to the powers of the High Council of Justice.

The OSCE/ODIHR Opinion on the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and Status of Judges” has been published at the Commission’s web-site
The OSCE/ODIHR Opinion on the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and Status of Judges” has been published at the Commission’s web-site
August 10, 2017

We are presenting to attention of the legal community the OSCE/ODIHR Opinion on the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges”.

The HQCJU has published the names of the winners upon the results of the competition to the new Supreme Court
The HQCJU has published the names of the winners upon the results of the competition to the new Supreme Court
August 1, 2017

On July 27, 2017 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine has approved, during a plenary mission, a ranking of 320 candidates to the positions of Supreme Court judges. 120 persons won the selection, including judges, lawyers, academics and persons with a mixed background.

A working meeting with the representative of the European Union Advisory mission to Ukraine was held
A working meeting with the representative of the European Union Advisory mission to Ukraine was held
August 1, 2017

On 29 June 2017 the representatives of the Commission held a working meeting with Mr. John Cubbon, EUAM Senior Adviser on Judiciary.

Competition to the Supreme Court: 13 candidates did not confirm the ability to administer justice according to the results of five plenary sessions
Competition to the Supreme Court: 13 candidates did not confirm the ability to administer justice according to the results of five plenary sessions
August 1, 2017

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine in full keeps considering the issue on confirmation of compliance of the candidates for the positions of judges of the cassation courts as the part of the Supreme Court to administer justice. As of today, five sessions took place.

The Chairman of the Commission held a working meeting with the expert of the USAID New Justice Program
The Chairman of the Commission held a working meeting with the expert of the USAID New Justice Program
August 1, 2017

On June 19, 2017 the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov with the support of the USAID New Justice Program held a working meeting with Ms. Victoria Jannet, the expert on constitutional reform and corruption risk assessment, Ms. Natalia Petrova, Deputy Chief of the USAID New Justice Program and Ms. Myroslava Vorontsova, Legal Specialist.

The Chairman of the Commission took part in the expert discussion “Specialized Anti-Corruption Court: Best World Practices and Prospects for Establishment in Ukraine”
The Chairman of the Commission took part in the expert discussion “Specialized Anti-Corruption Court: Best World Practices and Prospects for Establishment in Ukraine”
August 1, 2017

On June 16, 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the expert discussion “Specialized Anti-Corruption Court: Best World Practices and Prospects for Establishment in Ukraine”.

The working meeting with the Director of the National Courts Administration of the Republic of Lithuania took place
The working meeting with the Director of the National Courts Administration of the Republic of Lithuania took place
August 1, 2017

On June 14, 2017, the representatives of the Commission held the working meeting with the Director of the National Courts Administration of the Republic of Lithuania Ms. Reda Moliene, the Head of the Communication Division of the National Courts Administration of the Republic of Lithuania Ms. Zivile Navickaite-Babkin and the National expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” Ms. Oksana Matiiash.

Opinion of the Council of Europe: only the HQCJU can evaluate the candidates for the position of a judge
Opinion of the Council of Europe: only the HQCJU can evaluate the candidates for the position of a judge
August 1, 2017

The assessment of a judge and a candidate for the position of a judge regarding their professional knowledge and competence, the moral, ethical and psychological integrity is the exclusive task of the HQCJU.

The meeting of Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the Commission, with the representatives of the European Commission and the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine took place
The meeting of Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the Commission, with the representatives of the European Commission and the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine took place
August 1, 2017

On June 13, 2017, the working meeting of Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with Mr. Per Ibold, the representative of the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission and Ms. Katia Lenzing, Member of the Support Group for Ukraine took place. The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine was represented by Mr. Henrik Larsen and Mr. Martin Schroeder.

Member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Andrii Vasylenko took part in the session of the Steering Committee for implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine
Member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission Mr. Andrii Vasylenko took part in the session of the Steering Committee for implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine
August 1, 2017

On June 12, 2017, the session of the Steering Committee for implementation of Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Round table “Standards of the Council of Europe concerning assessment of judges and the Rules of Procedure of the Public Integrity Council”
Round table “Standards of the Council of Europe concerning assessment of judges and the Rules of Procedure of the Public Integrity Council”
August 1, 2017

On 12 June 2017 the representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the round table “Standards of the Council of Europe concerning assessment of judges and the Rules of Procedure of the Public Integrity Council”, organised by the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”.

The Chairman of the Commission met with the Rapporteur Group on democracy of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
The Chairman of the Commission met with the Rapporteur Group on democracy of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
August 1, 2017

On 12 June 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov met with the delegation of the Rapporteur Group on democracy of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (GR-DEM), which was in Ukraine with a working visit during June 11-12, 2017.

Monthly meeting of donors and implementers of  international assistance took place
Monthly meeting of donors and implementers of international assistance took place
August 1, 2017

On 7 June 2017 the regular meeting of donors and implementers of projects/programs in the field of rule of law, organized by the USAID New Justice Program took place. 

62.7% of candidates to the Supreme Court met the integrity criteria
62.7% of candidates to the Supreme Court met the integrity criteria
July 31, 2017

The boards of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine completed interviews with all candidates to the Supreme Court. On June 6, 2017, the plenary (in full) sessions of the HQCJU will commence on candidates whose applications were temporarily put on hold in connection with the negative opinion of the Public Council of Integrity regarding their compliance with professional ethics and integrity criteria.

The representatives of the Commission took part in the round table “Managing judicial conflicts of interest in Ukraine”
The representatives of the Commission took part in the round table “Managing judicial conflicts of interest in Ukraine”
July 31, 2017

On May 26, 2017, the round table on conflicts of interest in the judiciary was held at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the support of the USAID New Justice Program

The Commission was visited by the representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Ukraine Mr. Regis Brillat
The Commission was visited by the representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Ukraine Mr. Regis Brillat
July 31, 2017

On May 17, 2017 the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov held a working meeting with the Special Advisor of the Council of Europe Secretary General for Ukraine Mr. Regis Brillat and the Manager of the CoE Project “Support to the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Ukraine” Mr. Andrii Kavakin. 

International observers continue monitoring interviews with candidates for the Supreme Court
International observers continue monitoring interviews with candidates for the Supreme Court
July 31, 2017

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues interviews with candidates to the positions of judges of cassation courts within the Supreme Court. Not only journalists but also the representatives of public organizations, international projects, and embassies of different countries observe the broadcastings in a specially equipped room in the Commission office.

High Council of Justice supported the recommendations of the Commission to dismiss 91 judges from Crimea
High Council of Justice supported the recommendations of the Commission to dismiss 91 judges from Crimea
July 31, 2017

On May 11, 2017, the High Council of Justice considered the recommendations of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to dismiss the judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

The representatives of the foreign institutions and international projects monitor interviews with candidates to the Supreme Court
The representatives of the foreign institutions and international projects monitor interviews with candidates to the Supreme Court
July 31, 2017

On 21 April 2017, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine started the final stage of the competition for occupying a position of a judgeof cassation courts within the Supreme Court – interviewing candidates.

The representatives of the Commission discussed with the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” the directions of cooperation in the field of communication
The representatives of the Commission discussed with the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” the directions of cooperation in the field of communication
July 31, 2017

On 20 April 2017 the representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met the communication manager of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” Ms. Daria Dyka.

The meeting with the Resident Advisor of the Twinning Project “Strengthening the Institutional capacity of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the sphere of human rights protection at the national level” took place
The meeting with the Resident Advisor of the Twinning Project “Strengthening the Institutional capacity of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the sphere of human rights protection at the national level” took place
July 31, 2017

On 20 April 2017 Ms. Olena Ponomarenko, the Head of the Secretariat of the High Qualification Commission of Judges, held the working meeting with Ms. Jautrite Briede, the Resident Advisor of the Twinning Project “Strengthening the Institutional capacity of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the sphere of human rights protection at the national level”, and Mr. Oleksandr Bidnyi, the Assistant to the Resident Twinning Adviser.

Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine
Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine
July 31, 2017

On 19 April 2017 the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov held the working meeting with the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine Ambassador Vaidotas Verba and the National Program Manager Ms. Nataliia Stupnytska. 

The Commission continues its close cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development
The Commission continues its close cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development
July 31, 2017

On 14 April 2017 a meeting between the leadership of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took place.

Monthly meeting of donors and implementers of international assistance took place
Monthly meeting of donors and implementers of international assistance took place
July 31, 2017

On 5 April 2017, the member of the Chamber for selection and public service of judges of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part in the regular meeting of donors and implementers of projects/programs in the field of rule of law, organized by the USAID New Justice Program.

“HQCJU will provide the examination papers to the candidates to the Supreme Court upon inquiry of their authors”, Mr. Sergii Koziakov says
“HQCJU will provide the examination papers to the candidates to the Supreme Court upon inquiry of their authors”, Mr. Sergii Koziakov says
July 31, 2017

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will provide a copy of the examination paper to the candidates to the Supreme Court upon their personal inquiry. 

Competition to the Supreme Court: the testing of personal moral and psychological characteristics and general skills is continuing
Competition to the Supreme Court: the testing of personal moral and psychological characteristics and general skills is continuing
July 31, 2017

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues testing of moral and psychological characteristics and general skills of candidates for the positions of judges of cassation courts within the Supreme Court. On April 5, 2017, the second group of 80 persons took the testing. 

A working visit to Canada of the representatives of the Communications Committee on Judiciary took place
A working visit to Canada of the representatives of the Communications Committee on Judiciary took place
July 31, 2017

Within the framework of the improvement of judicial communications, coordinated by the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs of Canada, during March 18-29, 2017, a working visit to Canada of the representatives of the Communications Committee on Judiciary took place. 

EBA representatives learned about the changes which the judiciary reform is expected to bring along for domestic businesses
EBA representatives learned about the changes which the judiciary reform is expected to bring along for domestic businesses
July 31, 2017

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov and the member of the Commission Mr. Andrii Kozlov participated in a meeting with the representatives of the European Business Association member companies. The participants of the event discussed the process of Ukrainian judiciary reform and the progress of the competition to the new Supreme Court, as well as shared their views on the changes which domestics businesses should expect as the result of the judicial reform.

The presentation the analysis results of the anti-corruption normative regulation in the judiciary on its compliance with the principles of independence and accountability of judges was held
The presentation the analysis results of the anti-corruption normative regulation in the judiciary on its compliance with the principles of independence and accountability of judges was held
July 31, 2017

On 30 March 2017, the presentation of the draft Report on the results of the analysis of the anti-corruption normative regulation in the judiciary on its compliance with the principles of independence and accountability of judges took place at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The author of the report is Mr. Mykola Khavroniuk, Doctor of Law, professor, expert of the Center for Policy and Legal Reform, expert of the USAID New Justice Program.

“The main event of the year - the competition to the Supreme Court will be completed in May”, - Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the HQCJ, presented the experience of Ukraine in forming of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in Vienna
“The main event of the year - the competition to the Supreme Court will be completed in May”, - Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the HQCJ, presented the experience of Ukraine in forming of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in Vienna
July 31, 2017

On 24 March 2014 a round table devoted to the Ukrainian reforms “Transforming the country: Ukraine on the path of reforms” took place in Vienna. During the meeting, Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (HQCJ), called the competition to the Supreme Court the main event of the year in Ukraine and noted that it should be completed in May. The meeting was also attended by the member of the HQCJ Mr. Andrii Kozlov.

A bilateral working meeting with the Council of Europe expert Mrs. Diana Kovacheva took place in the Commission
A bilateral working meeting with the Council of Europe expert Mrs. Diana Kovacheva took place in the Commission
July 31, 2017

On 22 March 2017 the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Mykhailo Makarchuk, Mr. Andrii Vasylenko,  Mr. Taras Lukash, Mr. Volodymyr Butenko and Mr. Sergii Prylypko held a bilateral working meeting with the Deputy Ombudsman of Bulgaria, Doctor of international law and international relations, the international expert of the Council of Europe Ms. Diana Kovatcheva.

Representatives of the High Qualification Commission took part in the discussion of the current issues of the Public Integrity Council
Representatives of the High Qualification Commission took part in the discussion of the current issues of the Public Integrity Council
July 31, 2017

On 21 March 2017, the discussion of the topical issues of activity of the Public Integrity Council (PIC) took place at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The event was organized by the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” jointly with the Ukrainian public organization “Association of Lawyers of Ukraine” and the USAID New Justice Program.

International donors appreciated the examination to the Supreme Court
International donors appreciated the examination to the Supreme Court
July 31, 2017

On 17 March 2017, a regular coordination meeting of donors on the competition issues for vacant positions of judges to the Supreme Court took place at the office of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

Members of the Commission took part in the expert discussion “Specialized Anti-Corruption Court: Best International Practices and European Experience”
Members of the Commission took part in the expert discussion “Specialized Anti-Corruption Court: Best International Practices and European Experience”
July 31, 2017

On 3 March 2017 the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Andrii Vasylenko and Mr. Andriy Kozlov took part in an expert discussion “Specialized Anti-Corruption Court: Best International Practices and European Experience”, organized with the support of the USAID New Justice Program.

Member of the Commission took part in an expert discussion on the compliance of the Law of Ukraine “On the High Council of Justice” and the Regulations of the High Council of Justice with the standards of the Council of Europe
Member of the Commission took part in an expert discussion on the compliance of the Law of Ukraine “On the High Council of Justice” and the Regulations of the High Council of Justice with the standards of the Council of Europe
July 31, 2017

On 24 February 2017 the member of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Andrii Vasylenko took part in the expert discussion of the Ukrainian Law “On the High Council of Justice” and of the Rules of Procedure of the High Council of Justice, organized by the CoE Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”.

Members of the Commission exchanged experience with German colleagues in judicial career issues
Members of the Commission exchanged experience with German colleagues in judicial career issues
July 17, 2017

On 11 July 2017 members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Stanislav Shchotka, Mr. Andriy Kozlov and Mr. Taras Lukash communicated with the delegation of German experts in the field of justice. In particular, the parties discussed the career issues of a judge in two countries.

Representatives of the European Union appreciate the first public competition to the Supreme Court in Ukraine
Representatives of the European Union appreciate the first public competition to the Supreme Court in Ukraine
July 12, 2017

Only candidates who have confirmed their competence, integrity and professional ethics and received high scores for these criteria would be chosen to the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

The Chairman of the Commission spoke about judicial reform during the OSCE delegations meeting on the eve of the Permanent Council meeting
The Chairman of the Commission spoke about judicial reform during the OSCE delegations meeting on the eve of the Permanent Council meeting
July 12, 2017

On 5 July 2017 the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the preparatory meeting with the delegations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the eve of its Permanent Council meeting in the Hofburg Palace (Vienna, Austria).

Chairman of the Commission met with  Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine
Chairman of the Commission met with Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine
June 1, 2017

31 May 2017, the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov met with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Dr. Ernst Reichel and the Head of Legal and Consular Department Mr. Jens Kraus-Massé.

Coordination meeting of donors on facilitation of competition to the Supreme Court
Coordination meeting of donors on facilitation of competition to the Supreme Court
May 26, 2017

Under the support of the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) on
May 23, 2017 was held the Coordination meeting of international projects on facilitation of competition to the Supreme Court.

The Commission Chairman met with the Member of the Expert Mission of the IMF European Department
The Commission Chairman met with the Member of the Expert Mission of the IMF European Department
May 25, 2017

On May 23, 2017 the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov held the working meeting with Mr. Emmanuel Mathias, Member of the Expert Mission of the IMF European Department on the fourth review of the program financed under the EFF agreement.

Working visit to the Republic of Estonia took place
Working visit to the Republic of Estonia took place
May 3, 2017

On 14-18 February 2017, a representative of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the working visit to Tallinn (the Republic of Estonia) within the delegation of Ukraine. The visit was devoted to familiarization with the communication system of the Estonian Government in the judicial area and was financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.

Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with representatives of the OSCE took place
Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with representatives of the OSCE took place
May 3, 2017

On 10 February 2017 Mr. Sergii Koziakov the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr. Andrii Vasylenko Member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission met with experts of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and with the representatives of  OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.

The international conference “Security of journalists as a prerequisite for free media: freedom of speech and public order” was held in Kyiv
The international conference “Security of journalists as a prerequisite for free media: freedom of speech and public order” was held in Kyiv
May 3, 2017

In early February 2017 in Kyiv under the support of the OSCE, UNESCO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, Institute of Mass Information there was held a conference on the safety of journalists as a condition for free media. The conference was attended by the Commission Member Mr. Andrii Kozlov.

The Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with representatives of Donors and Implementers of international technical assistance
The Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with representatives of Donors and Implementers of international technical assistance
May 3, 2017

On 2 February 2017 the Chairman of the Commission Mr. Sergii Koziakov and Chief of the Commission's Secretariat Mrs. Olena Ponomarenko held a working meeting with representatives of Donors and Implementers of international technical assistance.

A monthly Rule of Law Donors and Implementers meeting was held
A monthly Rule of Law Donors and Implementers meeting was held
May 3, 2017

On 1 February 2017 representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular meeting of Donors and Implementers of projects/programs in the field of rule of law, which was organized by the USAID New Justice Program.

Chairman of the Commission took part in the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”
Chairman of the Commission took part in the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”
May 3, 2017

On 24 January 2017 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the Commission and the Head of the International Cooperation Division of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Secretariat Mrs. Polina Kazakevych took part in the second meeting of the Coordination Group organized by the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine.”

The presentation of the program of qualification assessment for vacant positions of judges to the Supreme Court took place at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center
The presentation of the program of qualification assessment for vacant positions of judges to the Supreme Court took place at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center
May 3, 2017

On 11 January 2017 with the participation of Mr. Andrii Kozlov and Mr. Taras Lukash, the Members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the presentation of the program of qualification assessment for vacant positions of judges to the Supreme Court was held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.

Commission Member Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part in a consultation meeting with representative of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe
Commission Member Mr. Andrii Kozlov took part in a consultation meeting with representative of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe
December 26, 2016

On 20 December 2016 the consultation meeting between representatives of the judiciary and Head of the Division of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law Council of Europe (CoE) Mr. Pavlo Pushkar was held at the premises of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

The final Annual Coordination Meeting of the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”
The final Annual Coordination Meeting of the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”
December 15, 2016

On 23 November 2016 the Head of the International Cooperation Division of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Secretariat Mrs. Polina Kazakevych took part in the final Annual Meeting of the Coordination Group of the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine.”

Chairman of the Commission participated in 2016 OSCE Human Dimensions Seminar “Promoting effective and integral justice systems: how to ensure the independence and quality of the judiciary”
Chairman of the Commission participated in 2016 OSCE Human Dimensions Seminar “Promoting effective and integral justice systems: how to ensure the independence and quality of the judiciary”
December 15, 2016

On 21-23 November this year 2016 OSCE Human Dimensions Seminar “Promoting effective and integral justice systems: how to ensure the independence and quality of the judiciary" was held in Warsaw, Poland.

Round table “Algorithms, mechanisms and rules of work of the Public Council of Integrity”
Round table “Algorithms, mechanisms and rules of work of the Public Council of Integrity”
December 15, 2016

On 21 November 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine jointly with the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) and the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” organized the round table “Algorithms, mechanisms and rules of work of the Public Council of Integrity.”

Chairman of the Commission met with representatives of Chemonics Int.
Chairman of the Commission met with representatives of Chemonics Int.
December 1, 2016

On 10 November 2016 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a working meeting with representatives of the USAID “Nove Pravosuddya” Justice Sector Reform Program and with the Representatives of Chemonics Int., Washington DC.

Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with Legal and Education Director, International Cooperation Group, National Judicial Institute of Canada
Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with Legal and Education Director, International Cooperation Group, National Judicial Institute of Canada
December 1, 2016

On 9 November 2016 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with Mr. Donald Chiasson, Legal and Education Director, International Cooperation Group, National Judicial Institute of Canada.

Second Donors Coordination Meeting on holding the competition for judicial positions to the Supreme Court
Second Donors Coordination Meeting on holding the competition for judicial positions to the Supreme Court
December 1, 2016

On 7 November 2016 in the offices of the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission and Mrs. Olena Ponomarenko, Chief of the Commission's Secretariat took part in second Donors Coordination Meeting in terms of the competition for vacant positions of judges of the Supreme Court.

Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Federal Republic of Germany
Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Federal Republic of Germany
December 1, 2016

On 7 November 2016 the Commission Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov held a working meeting with Chargé d’affaires a.i. of  the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Wolfgang Bindseil.

Reopening a case as one of the national mechanisms for the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights decisions
Reopening a case as one of the national mechanisms for the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights decisions
December 1, 2016

Last week representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the roundtable “Reopening a case as one of the National mechanisms for the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights decisions”.

Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the conference on the excessive length of civil and criminal proceedings in Ukraine
Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the conference on the excessive length of civil and criminal proceedings in Ukraine
December 1, 2016

On 27 October 2016 the Secretary of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Commission Mr. Mykhailo Makarchuk took part in the conference on “Excessive length of civil and criminal proceedings in Ukraine in the context of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights: possible solutions and effective remedies.” The event was jointly organized by the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases, the Government Agent before the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine”.

Public Council of Integrity: functions and powers
Public Council of Integrity: functions and powers
December 1, 2016

On 26 October 2016 the Ukrainian Bar Association jointly with the Council of Europe Project “Support to implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine organized the workshop “Public Council of Integrity: Functions and Powers.”

The Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with Director of the USAID Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program
The Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with Director of the USAID Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program
November 22, 2016

12 October 2016 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the Commission hosted Mr. Devid Von, Director of the USAID Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program.

Representatives of the Secretariat of the Commission held working meeting with representatives of European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM) in Strategic Communications
Representatives of the Secretariat of the Commission held working meeting with representatives of European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM) in Strategic Communications
November 22, 2016

11 October 2016 representatives of the Secretariat of the Commission held working meeting with representatives of European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine (EUAM). The participants of the event discussed the perspective directions of cooperation between the Commission and the EUAM in the field of judicial communications.

 Working meeting with the Representatives of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine took place
Working meeting with the Representatives of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine took place
November 22, 2016

7 October 2016 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr. Mykhailo Makarchiuk, Secretary of the Disciplinary Chamber hold the meeting with Mrs. Fiona Frazer, Head of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. The event was also attended by Mr. Benjamin Moreau, Deputy Head of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, Mr. Serhii Kurnosenko and Mrs. Tetyana Berehova, Human Rights Officers.

Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with representatives of the judiciary of Canada
Working meeting of the Commission Chairman with representatives of the judiciary of Canada
November 9, 2016

During a seven-day visit of the Canadian delegation in the framework of the Support to Judicial Reform Project on 6 October 2016 there was held the closing meeting of the Commission Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov with representatives of Canadian judiciary. It was aimed to discuss the results of the previous meetings and to determine future priorities in providing technical assistance to the Commission within the Project.

Representatives of the Commission and delegation of Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project discussed the communication system of the Commission
Representatives of the Commission and delegation of Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project discussed the communication system of the Commission
November 9, 2016

In the framework of the visit of the delegation of Ukrainian-Canadian Support to Judicial Reform Project, on 5 October 2016 regular working meeting of the Commission Secretariat with representatives of the judiciary in Canada was held.

Working meeting of the Commission with representatives of the Canadian judiciary
Working meeting of the Commission with representatives of the Canadian judiciary
November 9, 2016

The working meeting of the Commission Secretariat with representatives of the Canadian judicial authorities was held on 3 October 2016.

Commission took part in workshop on the fight against corruption “Ethics and transparency of public authorities, corporate compliance”
Commission took part in workshop on the fight against corruption “Ethics and transparency of public authorities, corporate compliance”
November 9, 2016

On September 27-29 the representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the workshop on the fight against corruption “Ethics and transparency of public authorities, corporate compliance.” The event was organized by Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce (CLDP) and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the State Fiscal Service, in conjunction with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), High Council of Justice and USAID.

Incorporation of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights into tasks for qualification assessment of judges in Ukraine
Incorporation of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights into tasks for qualification assessment of judges in Ukraine
November 3, 2016

On 26 September 2016 a round table “Incorporation of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights into tasks for qualification assessment of judges in Ukraine”, organized by the Council of Europe “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine” was held.

Regular meeting of the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with representatives of USAID FAIR Justice Project
Regular meeting of the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with representatives of USAID FAIR Justice Project
November 3, 2016

The Chairman of the Commission held a meeting with representatives of USAID FAIR Justice Project and international expert Mr. Jose Manuel Cardoso, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Lisbon Judicial District, former Head of the Vice-President Cabinet of the High Council of Judges of Portugal, former member of the High Council of Judges of Portugal on 20 September 2016.

Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with representatives of USAID FAIR Justice Project
Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with representatives of USAID FAIR Justice Project
November 3, 2016

The Chairman of the Commission held a meeting with representatives of USAID FAIR Justice Project and international expert Mr. Judge Jose Manuel Cardoso, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Lisbon Judicial District, former Head of the Vice-President Cabinet of the High Council of Judges of Portugal, former member of the High Council of Judges of Portugal, on 16 September 2016.

The immunity of judges and removal procedures for immunity under the new legislation of Ukraine
The immunity of judges and removal procedures for immunity under the new legislation of Ukraine
November 3, 2016

On 14 September 2016 the Member of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Prylypko took part in the round table “Immunity of judges and procedures for the removal of immunity in accordance with the new legislation Ukraine.” The event was organized by the Council of Europe Project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine.”

The proposals on methods of checking personal moral and psychological qualities of a candidate to the position of a judge were discussed
The proposals on methods of checking personal moral and psychological qualities of a candidate to the position of a judge were discussed
November 2, 2016

14 September 2016 in the offices of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine the presentation and subsequent discussion of proposals on methods for verification of personal moral and psychological qualities of a candidate to the position of a judge took place.

The Commission and the Supervisory Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe outlined ways of cooperation in the judicial reform
The Commission and the Supervisory Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe outlined ways of cooperation in the judicial reform
November 2, 2016

During the three-day official visit of the members of the Supervisory Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe in Kyiv, the meeting with the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine management was arranged.

A monthly meeting of Donors and Implementers of international assistance took place
A monthly meeting of Donors and Implementers of international assistance took place
November 2, 2016

7 September 2016 representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular Donors and Implementers meeting in the field of rule of law, organized under the USAID "Fair Justice" Project.

Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held working meeting with the World Bank Expert
Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held working meeting with the World Bank Expert
November 2, 2016

1 September 2016 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held working meeting with Mr. Sanjay Suda, the Expert of the World Bank.

Information on publishing the CEPEJ Presentation Note to the Cycle 2014-2016 for evaluating judicial systems
Information on publishing the CEPEJ Presentation Note to the Cycle 2014-2016 for evaluating judicial systems
October 24, 2016

At the request of the Secretariat of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ) to promote among representatives of Ukrainian politicum, judicial authorities and media the maximum awareness and discussion regarding the Presentation Note to the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems – Efficiency and quality of justice – Edition 2016” (Presentation Note), presented by CEPEJ to the Committee of Ministers on 5 October 2016, we are informing about the following

The peculiarities of the assessment of judges and competition for occupying a position of judge in the Supreme Court of Poland
The peculiarities of the assessment of judges and competition for occupying a position of judge in the Supreme Court of Poland
August 12, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues to hold regular meetings with judges and experts from different countries, who inform about the procedures of the assessment of judges, applied in their countries.

The competition for occupying a position of judge in Supreme Court of Ukraine – is a national project of Ukraine
The competition for occupying a position of judge in Supreme Court of Ukraine – is a national project of Ukraine
August 12, 2016

On 27 July 2016 a meeting of leadership of public administration bodies responsible for the formation of the new judicial corpus – the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the High Council of Justice – was held with the representatives of the leading domestic media.

3 judges were brought to disciplinary responsibility
3 judges were brought to disciplinary responsibility
August 12, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 26 July 2016, disciplinary issues were considered.

The peculiarities of the assessment of judges and competition for occupying a position of judge in Supreme Court of Portugal
The peculiarities of the assessment of judges and competition for occupying a position of judge in Supreme Court of Portugal
August 12, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continues to hold regular meetings with judges and experts from different countries, who inform about the procedures of the assessment of judges, applied in their countries.

The Commission and National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
The Commission and National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
August 12, 2016

On 19th July 2016 Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, and Mr. Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

The Commission considered disciplinary issues
The Commission considered disciplinary issues
August 12, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 18 July 2016, disciplinary issues were considered.

7 Judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court passed the initial qualification assessment
7 Judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court passed the initial qualification assessment
July 15, 2016

On 6th June 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of the initial qualification assessment of 9 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court.

The Commission considered disciplinary issues
The Commission considered disciplinary issues
July 15, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine dated from 6th July 2016 the disciplinary issues were considered.

2 Judges of the Kyiv Appellate Administrative Court passed the initial qualification assessment
2 Judges of the Kyiv Appellate Administrative Court passed the initial qualification assessment
July 15, 2016

On 6th June 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of the initial qualification assessment of 2 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Administrative Court.

Another 5 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
Another 5 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
July 15, 2016

On 3rd June 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 8 judges of the Kyiv Appeal Court.

Commission suspended the judge Mr. Serhii Vovk
Commission suspended the judge Mr. Serhii Vovk
July 15, 2016

On 3rd June 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine upon the motion of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine the Commission decided to suspend judge from office.

First meeting of the Management Committee on Implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017
First meeting of the Management Committee on Implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017
July 15, 2016

On 2nd June 2016, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in activity of the First meeting of the Management Committee on Implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017.

14 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court passed the initial qualification assessment
14 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court passed the initial qualification assessment
July 15, 2016

On 2nd June 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of the initial qualification assessment of 14 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court.

Monthly meeting of the rule of law donors and implementers was held
Monthly meeting of the rule of law donors and implementers was held
July 14, 2016

On 1st June 2016 representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular meeting of donors and projects\programs implementers in the field of rule of law, organized by the USAID FAIR Justice Project.

Commission recommends the High Council of Justice to dismiss judge Mr. Valerii Chornobuk for oath violation
Commission recommends the High Council of Justice to dismiss judge Mr. Valerii Chornobuk for oath violation
July 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 2nd June 2016, it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

7 of 10 judges confirmed that they are capable to administer justice
7 of 10 judges confirmed that they are capable to administer justice
July 14, 2016

On 1st June 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 10 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv city.

Working Meeting of the Commission with the People`s Deputies
Working Meeting of the Commission with the People`s Deputies
July 13, 2016

On 31st  May 2016 there was held a working meeting of the Commission Members Mr. Sergii Koziakov and Mr. Andrii Vasylenko with the People`s Deputies of the Parliament of Ukraine and members of “Samopomich Union” Political Party

Working Meeting of the Chairman with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Ukraine H.E. Mr. Lee Yang Goo
Working Meeting of the Chairman with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Ukraine H.E. Mr. Lee Yang Goo
July 5, 2016

The Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Ukraine H.E. Mr. Lee Young Goo on 30 May 2016.

Another 11 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv passed the initial qualification assessment
Another 11 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv passed the initial qualification assessment
July 5, 2016

On 31 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of the initial qualification assessment of 11 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv city.

Commission considered disciplinary matters
Commission considered disciplinary matters
July 5, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 31 May 2016 it was considering disciplinary issues.

Disciplinary proceedings in respect of 4 judges were opened
Disciplinary proceedings in respect of 4 judges were opened
July 5, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 27 May 2016, it was dealing with disciplinary issues.

6 of 8 judges confirmed the capability to administer justice
6 of 8 judges confirmed the capability to administer justice
July 5, 2016

On 27 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment in respect of 8 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv city.

10 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv city confirmed the capability to administer justice
10 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv city confirmed the capability to administer justice
July 5, 2016

On 26 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine has determined the results of the initial qualification assessment of 12 judges of Appeal Court of Kyiv city.

Another 7 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court passed the initial qualification assessment
Another 7 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court passed the initial qualification assessment
July 5, 2016

On 25 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of the initial qualification assessment of 9 judges of the Kyiv Appellate Commercial Court.

Commission considered disciplinary issues
Commission considered disciplinary issues
July 5, 2016

On 25 May 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it dealt with disciplinary issues.

Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
May 26, 2016

After reviewing the issues on recommending for election to lifetime judicial position, on 23 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of the following candidates to lifetime judicial positions.

Commission returned the request for suspension
Commission returned the request for suspension
May 26, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 20 May 2016, it considered the request of acting Prosecutor General of Ukraine regarding the extension of the suspension term of a judge due to brining to criminal liability.

Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
May 26, 2016

After reviewing the issues on recommending for election to lifetime judicial position, on 18 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of the following candidates to lifetime judicial positions.

State Judicial Administration of Ukraine provided information on payments made to the judges, whose five-year term of office has come to an end, and regarding whom the Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission for their election to life
State Judicial Administration of Ukraine provided information on payments made to the judges, whose five-year term of office has come to an end, and regarding whom the Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission for their election to life
May 26, 2016

On 14 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine sent to the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine a request to pay funds to 698 judges of local courts of general jurisdiction, whose five-year term of office had ended, and regarding whom the Commission had filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a submission for their election to lifetime judicial positions.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine suspended the initial qualification assessment of 7 appellate court judges of Kyiv region
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine suspended the initial qualification assessment of 7 appellate court judges of Kyiv region
May 26, 2016

Upon the meeting results of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine as of 18 May 2016 it terminated the initial qualification assessment of another 7 appellate court judges of Kyiv region who had submitted to the High Council of Justice the notice of retirement and resignation due to the inability to exercise the functions because of health reasons.

Commission opened disciplinary proceedings in respect of 5 judges
Commission opened disciplinary proceedings in respect of 5 judges
May 26, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 18 May 2016, it considered disciplinary matters.

6 of 7 judges confirmed that they are capable to administer justice
6 of 7 judges confirmed that they are capable to administer justice
May 26, 2016

On 18 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 7 judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv city.

Another 8 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
Another 8 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
May 26, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 11 judges on 17 May 2016.

Working Meeting of the Commission Chairman with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Ambassador Vaidotas Verba
Working Meeting of the Commission Chairman with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Ambassador Vaidotas Verba
May 26, 2016

On 17 May 2016 there was held a working meeting of the Commission Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Ambassador Vaidotas Verba.

Commission recommends the High Council of Justice to dismiss 2 judges for oath violation
Commission recommends the High Council of Justice to dismiss 2 judges for oath violation
May 26, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 17 May 2016, it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

8 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
8 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
May 26, 2016

On 12 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment in respect of 12 judges of the Kyiv Commercial Court of Appeal.

Commission considered disciplinary matters
Commission considered disciplinary matters
May 26, 2016

On 12 May 2016 at the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

Commission suspended the judge for 2 months
Commission suspended the judge for 2 months
May 26, 2016

On 11 May 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine upon the motion of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine the Commission decided to suspend judge from office.

8 of 10 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
8 of 10 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
May 26, 2016

On 11 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 10 judges of the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court.

4 of 8 judges confirmed that they are capable to administer justice
4 of 8 judges confirmed that they are capable to administer justice
May 26, 2016

On 6 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 8 judges of the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine suspended the initial qualification assessment of 38 appellate court judges
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine suspended the initial qualification assessment of 38 appellate court judges
May 18, 2016

According to paragraph 6 of Chapter II “Transitional Provisions” of the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the right to a fair trial” (hereinafter the “Law”) the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine shall procure the initial qualification assessment of judges in order to define whether they are capable of administering justice in relevant courts. The judges of appellate courts shall pass the initial qualification assessment of judges within 2 years from the effective date of the law.

7 judges passed initial qualification assessment
7 judges passed initial qualification assessment
May 18, 2016

On 5 May 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 7 judges of the Appellate Court of Kyiv region.

Commission filed to the Parliament submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
Commission filed to the Parliament submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
May 18, 2016

After reviewing the issues on recommending for election to lifetime judicial positions, on 29 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of the following candidates to lifetime judicial position:

Discussion regarding filling vacancies in the Supreme Court of Ukraine took place in the premises of the Commission
Discussion regarding filling vacancies in the Supreme Court of Ukraine took place in the premises of the Commission
May 18, 2016

On 5 May 2016 at the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was held a working meeting of its members and leadership of the Commission Secretariat. The meeting was devoted to the issue of holding competition for occupying vacant positions of judges in the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

Another 4 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
Another 4 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
May 18, 2016

On 29 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 8 judges of the Kyiv Commercial Court of Appeal.

“There is no criticism to the process of initial qualification assessment of judges,” Oleh Khrypun
“There is no criticism to the process of initial qualification assessment of judges,” Oleh Khrypun
May 18, 2016

The Chairman of Kyivskyi Commercial Court of Appeal Oleh Khrypun shared his impressions from the process of initial qualification assessment of judges.

Working Meeting with the EU experts and representative of the Ukrainian Bar Association
Working Meeting with the EU experts and representative of the Ukrainian Bar Association
May 18, 2016

On 27 April 2016 there was held a meeting of Mr. Mykola Patriuk, Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber with the European Union experts and representative of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Information on the number of general court judges
Information on the number of general court judges
May 18, 2016

According to the records of the Commission as of 26 April 2016 there are 5394 judges of local courts, 1921 judges of appellate courts and 253 judges of high specialized courts.

Disciplinary sanction in the form of warning was applied to a judge
Disciplinary sanction in the form of warning was applied to a judge
May 18, 2016

On 28 April 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

7 of the 12 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
7 of the 12 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
May 18, 2016

On 28 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 12 judges of the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court.

3 of 9 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
3 of 9 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
April 29, 2016

On 27 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 9 judges of the Court of Appeal of Kyiv region.

Commission and NACP agreed on cooperation
Commission and NACP agreed on cooperation
April 29, 2016

On 27 April 2016 there was held a meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine leaders and the National Agency for Corruption Prevention.

Disciplinary proceedings against 2 judges were opened
Disciplinary proceedings against 2 judges were opened
April 29, 2016

At the meetings of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine in the period of 26-27 April 2016 the disciplinary issues were considered.

Another 7 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
Another 7 judges confirmed their capability to administer justice
April 29, 2016

On 26 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 10 judges of Appeal Court of Kyiv region.

8 of 11 judges confirmed the capability to administer justice
8 of 11 judges confirmed the capability to administer justice
April 29, 2016

On 21 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 11 judges of the Kyiv Appeal Administrative Court.

Commission announced a reprimand in respect of a judge
Commission announced a reprimand in respect of a judge
April 29, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 21 April 2016, the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility was considering.

Disciplinary proceedings against 2 judges were opened
Disciplinary proceedings against 2 judges were opened
April 29, 2016

On 20 April 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it was dealing with disciplinary issues.

6 of 8 judges passed initial qualification assessment
6 of 8 judges passed initial qualification assessment
April 29, 2016

On 20 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continued to determine the results of the initial qualification assessment of judges of the Appeal Court of Kyiv region.

The Parliament adopted resolutions on Commission’s recommending the dismissal of Crimean judges
The Parliament adopted resolutions on Commission’s recommending the dismissal of Crimean judges
April 29, 2016

The Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Resolution (№3823-№3823-192), which is expected to dismiss 193 judges from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) and Sevastopol city in connection with violation of oath.

A Working Meeting of the Commission with the delegation of the National Judicial Institute of Canada and delegation of the  Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
A Working Meeting of the Commission with the delegation of the National Judicial Institute of Canada and delegation of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
April 29, 2016

On 18 April 2016 there was held the meeting of the Commission Members and staff of the Commission Secretariat with the delegation of the National Judicial Institute of Canada and the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada.

Regional Judicial Forum in Kharkiv
Regional Judicial Forum in Kharkiv
April 21, 2016

The Association for the Development of Judicial Self-governance of Ukraine together with the Ukrainian Bar Association and the support of international aid projects, and the promotion of the Council of Judges of Ukraine held the Regional Judicial Forum in Kharkiv on 18 April 2016.

Commission began announcing the results of the initial qualification assessment of the appellate court judges
Commission began announcing the results of the initial qualification assessment of the appellate court judges
April 21, 2016

On 19 April 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine determined the results of initial qualification assessment of 9 judges of the appeal court of Kyiv region.

 Commission recommended 25 candidates for election to lifetime judicial positions
Commission recommended 25 candidates for election to lifetime judicial positions
April 21, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 18 April 2016 it addressed the issue of recommending candidates for election to lifetime judicial positions, who successfully passed the initial qualification assessment.

Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
April 21, 2016

On 15 April 2016 the Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission and the decision on recommending candidates Mr. Serhii Halian, Mrs. Lidiia Klimenko and Mr. Serhii Prudnyk for election to lifetime judicial positions.

Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine the submission on election of candidates to lifetime judicial positions
April 21, 2016

On 14 April 2016 the Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a submission and adopted the decision on recommending the candidates Mr. Petro Palamar and Mr. Andrii Chernohuz for election to lifetime judicial positions.

The initial qualification assessment of appellate courts judges has begun
The initial qualification assessment of appellate courts judges has begun
April 14, 2016

According to paragraph 6 of Section II “Transitional Provisions” of the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the right to a fair trial” (hereinafter the “Law”) the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (hereinafter the “Commission”) provides the initial qualification assessment of judges in order to take decisions on their ability to administer justice in appropriate courts.

The Commission suspended 3 judges from office
The Commission suspended 3 judges from office
April 14, 2016

On 11 April 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine based on the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine it adopted a decision to suspend 3 judges from office.

Commission recommended the candidates for appointment to lifetime judicial positions
Commission recommended the candidates for appointment to lifetime judicial positions
April 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 11 April 2016 it addressed the issue of recommending for election to lifetime judicial position of those candidates, who successfully passed initial qualification assessment. During the meeting the Commission decided to recommend for election to lifetime judicial position the following candidates

The matter on transfer of judges was reviewed
The matter on transfer of judges was reviewed
April 14, 2016

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 8 April 2016, upon results of materials consideration it adopted the decision to provide recommendations for the transfer of judges to another court of the same level without competition.

A working meeting of the Commission Secretariat Chief with representatives of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine
A working meeting of the Commission Secretariat Chief with representatives of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine
April 14, 2016

On 8 April 2016 Mrs. Olena Ponomarenko, Chief of the Secretariat of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a working meeting with representatives of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine. The participants discussed the perspective directions of cooperation between the Secretariat and EUAM.

Commission considered disciplinary matters
Commission considered disciplinary matters
April 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 7 April 2016 it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

Monthly meeting of the rule of law donors and implementers was held
Monthly meeting of the rule of law donors and implementers was held
April 14, 2016

On 6 April 2016 representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular meeting of donors and projects\programs implementers in the field of rule of law, organized by the USAID FAIR Justice Project.

Commission recommended 19 judges for lifetime judicial appointment
Commission recommended 19 judges for lifetime judicial appointment
April 14, 2016

On 6 April 2016 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it addressed the issue of recommending candidates for election to the lifetime judicial position. Upon results of the meeting the Commission decided to recommend for appointment to lifetime judicial position the following candidates

Commission considered disciplinary matters
Commission considered disciplinary matters
April 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 5 April 2016, it was considering the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

Commission suspended 2 judges from the office
Commission suspended 2 judges from the office
April 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 4 April 2016, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to suspend 2 judges from the office.


The first meeting of the Working Group on Development Methodologies of Measuring the Progress of Reforms in the Justice Sector in Ukraine was held
The first meeting of the Working Group on Development Methodologies of Measuring the Progress of Reforms in the Justice Sector in Ukraine was held
April 5, 2016

The Commission took part in the first meeting of the Working Group on Development Methodologieg of Measuring the Progress of Reforms in the Justice Sector in Ukraine, which was held on 31 March 2016 in the framework of the EU/CoE Joint Project “Consolidation of Justice Sector Policy Development in Ukraine.”

6 of 10 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
6 of 10 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
April 5, 2016

On 31 March 2016 the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment of last 10 judges from the 5th Group.

Commission launched disciplinary proceedings against 2 judges
Commission launched disciplinary proceedings against 2 judges
April 5, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 31 March 2016, it considered opening and denial to open disciplinary cases.

9 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
9 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
April 5, 2016

On 30 March 2016 the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment of 10 judges of the 5th Group.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
April 5, 2016

On 29 March 2016 at the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, it was resolving the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

The answer to the question on how to improve the efficiency of the courts performance was found in the Commission
The answer to the question on how to improve the efficiency of the courts performance was found in the Commission
March 30, 2016

On 28 March 2016 in the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine a seminar-presentation of the report “Performance Management in Courts” was held. The presentation was made by the author of the report Mr. Adis Hodžić, EU Project Expert from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The HCJ, HQCJU and CJU united to restore confidence in the judiciary of Ukraine
The HCJ, HQCJU and CJU united to restore confidence in the judiciary of Ukraine
March 30, 2016

This was announced at the joint briefing of leaders of the High Council of Justice (HCJ), the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (HQCJU) and the Council of Judges of Ukraine (CJU), that was held in Kiev on 25 March and devoted to report on the measures, implemented by the judiciary to restore public confidence.

The Commission considered disciplinary issues
The Commission considered disciplinary issues
March 25, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 24 March 2016, it was dealing with disciplinary issues.

Press briefing on the topic “Measures implemented by the judiciary to restore public confidence in the judicial system” will be held on 25 March 2016
Press briefing on the topic “Measures implemented by the judiciary to restore public confidence in the judicial system” will be held on 25 March 2016
March 25, 2016

On 25 March 2016 at 11:00 at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center (2 Khreshchatyk Str., Kyiv) a press briefing on the topic “Measures implemented by the judiciary to restore public confidence in the judicial system” with Mr. Ihor Benedysiuk, Chairman of High Council of Justice, Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, Mrs. Valentyna Simonenko, Chairman of the Council of Judges of Ukraine will be held.

Working visit to Germany
Working visit to Germany
March 25, 2016


The initial qualification assessment of the fifth group of judges has been started
The initial qualification assessment of the fifth group of judges has been started
March 25, 2016

On 23 March 2016, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine began the assessment procedure of judges who are applying for a lifetime appointment.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine decided to hold an initial qualification assessment of appellate judges
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine decided to hold an initial qualification assessment of appellate judges
March 25, 2016

According to paragraph 6 of the Chapter II “Transitional Provisions” of the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the right to a fair trial” (hereinafter referred as the “Law”) the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (hereinafter referred as the “Commission”) shall ensure holding initial qualification assessment of judges in order to take decisions on their ability to administer justice in appropriate courts. The judges of appellate courts shall pass the initial qualification assessment within two years from the effective date of the Law.

 The Commission has removed 4 judges from the office
The Commission has removed 4 judges from the office
March 25, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 22 March 2016, based on the Prosecutor General of Ukraine request it was decided to extend removal term from the office in respect of 4 judges

7 judges from liquidated Courts of Kherson city were provided with the recommendations for transferring to another Court without competition
7 judges from liquidated Courts of Kherson city were provided with the recommendations for transferring to another Court without competition
March 22, 2016

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 21 March 2016 based on the consideration results of the matters the decision to provide recommendations on transferring judges to another same level Court without competition was adopted.

4 judges of 9 did not confirm the possibility to administer justice
4 judges of 9 did not confirm the possibility to administer justice
March 22, 2016

On 18 March 2016, the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment of last 9 judges from the fourth group.

The HCJ supported the Commission's recommendations on the appointment of 14 candidates to judicial positions
The HCJ supported the Commission's recommendations on the appointment of 14 candidates to judicial positions
March 21, 2016

The High Judicial Council at the meeting on 17 March 2016 considered the recommendations of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on submitting a proposal to the President of Ukraine on the appointment of candidates to judicial positions at local courts.

The Commission has applied disciplinary penalties with regards to 2 judges
The Commission has applied disciplinary penalties with regards to 2 judges
March 21, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 17 March 2016, the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility was considered.

5 of 8 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
5 of 8 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
March 21, 2016

On 17 March 2016 the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment of 8 judges of 4th Group.

The IV International Judicial Forum “Judicial Reform: Status and Directions of Development” has begun
The IV International Judicial Forum “Judicial Reform: Status and Directions of Development” has begun
March 21, 2016

Today, on 17 March 2016, the IV International Judicial Forum “Judicial Reform: Status and Directions of Development”, organized by the Supreme Court of Ukraine, the newspaper “Legal practice” in cooperation with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has begun at the premises of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

The Commission amended the Regulations
The Commission amended the Regulations
March 21, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine amended the Regulations due to the need to improve some of its provisions. It took into account recommendations of experts of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) FAIR Justice Project and the Bar Association of Ukraine.

8 of 10 judges have passed initial qualification assessment
8 of 10 judges have passed initial qualification assessment
March 21, 2016

On 16 March 2016, the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced results of initial qualification assessment of last 10 judges of the 3rd Group.

8 judges have passed the initial qualification assessment
8 judges have passed the initial qualification assessment
March 16, 2016

On 15 March 2016 the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of judges of Ukraine has announced results of the initial qualification assessment for 9 judges from 3rd Group.

Disciplinary proceedings against 7 judges were launched
Disciplinary proceedings against 7 judges were launched
March 16, 2016

On 15 March 2016 at the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it considered the issues on opening and denial to open disciplinary cases.

The High Council of Justice received recommendations on the appointment of candidates for judicial positions from the Commission
The High Council of Justice received recommendations on the appointment of candidates for judicial positions from the Commission
March 16, 2016

Upon the results of the competitive selection, held on 14 March 2016 the Commission sent to the High Council of Justice recommends for appointment of candidates Mrs. Liudmyla Makarenko, Mr. Ivan Nikolaienko and Mr. Oleksandr Faradzhev to judicial positions.

The Commission has suspended 2 judges from office
The Commission has suspended 2 judges from office
March 14, 2016

At the meeting held on 11 March 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, based on the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine decided to suspend 2 judges from the office.

Another 8 judges confirmed the ability to administer justice
Another 8 judges confirmed the ability to administer justice
March 14, 2016

On 10 March 2016 Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment of 9 judges of the second group.

The Commission considered the disciplinary issues
The Commission considered the disciplinary issues
March 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on 10 March 2016 there were considered the disciplinary issues.

7 judges have passed the initial qualification assessment
7 judges have passed the initial qualification assessment
March 14, 2016

On 9 March 2016 the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment for 10 judges of the second group.

Regular assessment of judges in Ukraine
Regular assessment of judges in Ukraine
March 14, 2016

Round table on topic “Regular assessment of judges in Ukraine as the way to identify individual needs of judges for improvement and stimulation to maintain the proper level of qualification and professional growth” was held on 4 March 2016.

The Commission opened disciplinary cases regarding 3 judges
The Commission opened disciplinary cases regarding 3 judges
March 14, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 3 March 2016 it was dealing with disciplinary issues.

The HCJ explained why it decided to support the recommendation of the High Qualification Commission proposing suspension of a judge
The HCJ explained why it decided to support the recommendation of the High Qualification Commission proposing suspension of a judge
March 14, 2016

In result of a secret ballot the High Council of Justice unanimously decided to make a submission to the Parliament of Ukraine on dismissal of 1 judge for violation of oath.

Rule of Law Donors and Implementers monthly Meeting took place
Rule of Law Donors and Implementers monthly Meeting took place
March 14, 2016

On 2 March 2016 representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the donors and programs/projects implementers monthly Meeting in the field of rule of law, organized by USAID FAIR Justice Project.

The initial qualification assessment of the fourth group of judges has begun
The initial qualification assessment of the fourth group of judges has begun
March 14, 2016

On 3 March 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine has started the assessment procedure of judges who are applying for lifetime appointment.

Information on the number of judges of general jurisdiction courts
Information on the number of judges of general jurisdiction courts
March 14, 2016

Due to the numerous requests to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine for information on the number of positions of judges in general jurisdiction courts, including vacancies, the Commission informs as following.

The assessment for the third group of judges has begun
The assessment for the third group of judges has begun
March 14, 2016

Today, on 2 March 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine has begun initial qualification assessment of the next group of judges.

The Commission announced severe reprimand to a judge
The Commission announced severe reprimand to a judge
March 14, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 1 March 2016, the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility was considered.

The initial qualification assessment of the second group of judges has begun
The initial qualification assessment of the second group of judges has begun
March 14, 2016

On 1 March 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine started to assess next 20 judges who are applying for lifetime appointment.

ANNOUNCEMENT. On 1-3 March 2016 the initial qualification assessment of judges of the next three groups begins
ANNOUNCEMENT. On 1-3 March 2016 the initial qualification assessment of judges of the next three groups begins
March 11, 2016

On 1-3 March 2016 at 10:00 in the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (9 Mekhanizatoriv Str., Kyiv) the initial qualification assessment of judges of the second, third and fourth groups, who submitted to the Commission an application for election to the lifetime judicial position, will begin.

The Commission made recommendations for transfer of 3 judges from the area of ATO to another court without competition
The Commission made recommendations for transfer of 3 judges from the area of ATO to another court without competition
March 11, 2016

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 26 February 2016, upon the results of materials consideration the Chamber decided to provide recommendations for the transfer of judges to another court of the same level without competition.

The Commission opened disciplinary cases against 3 judges
The Commission opened disciplinary cases against 3 judges
March 11, 2016

At the meeting of Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 25 February 2016 it was dealing with disciplinary issues.

The Commission suspended a judge
The Commission suspended a judge
March 11, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 25 February 2016, based on the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, it rendered a decision to extend the suspension term of 1 judge.


6 judges confirmed the ability to administer justice
6 judges confirmed the ability to administer justice
March 11, 2016

On 25 February 2016 the Qualifications Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment of the last 9 judges from the first group.

The first 7 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
The first 7 judges passed the initial qualification assessment
March 11, 2016

On 24 February 2016 the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the results of initial qualification assessment in respect of the first 9 judges.

Disciplinary proceedings against 7 judges were launched
Disciplinary proceedings against 7 judges were launched
March 11, 2016

At the meeting of Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 23 February 2016 it considered the opening and denial to open the disciplinary cases.

The Commission suspended 3 judges from office
The Commission suspended 3 judges from office
March 11, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 22 February 2016, based on request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, it adopted the decision to extend the suspension term of 3 judges.

The representatives of the Commission took part in the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the European Union/Council of Europe joint Project “Consolidation of Justice Sector Policy Development in Ukraine”
The representatives of the Commission took part in the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the European Union/Council of Europe joint Project “Consolidation of Justice Sector Policy Development in Ukraine”
March 11, 2016

On 18 February 2016 the representatives of the Commission participated in the meeting of the European Union/Council of Europe joint Project “Consolidation of Justice Sector Policy Development in Ukraine,” organized to summarize the Project Activities in 2015 and to present the Action Plan for 2016.

Commission recommendations on dismissal of 14 judges from Donetsk region were supported by the HCJ
Commission recommendations on dismissal of 14 judges from Donetsk region were supported by the HCJ
March 9, 2016

On 18 February 2016 the High Council of Justice reviewed the recommendations of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on filing a proposal regarding dismissal of Donetsk judges for violation of oath.

Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the international conference “Constitutional reform: promoting independent, responsible, transparent and effective judicial authorities” on  18 February 2016
Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the international conference “Constitutional reform: promoting independent, responsible, transparent and effective judicial authorities” on 18 February 2016
March 9, 2016

The Commission Chairman Mr. Sergii Koziakov participated in the international conference “Constitutional reform: promoting independent, responsible, transparent and effective judicial authorities” on 18 February 2016.

The Commission recommends dismissing the judge from Lviv
The Commission recommends dismissing the judge from Lviv
March 9, 2016

On 18 February 2016 at the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine the disciplinary issues were considered.

Working meeting between the Commission Chairman and the Head of the Department of Justice and Legal Cooperation, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
Working meeting between the Commission Chairman and the Head of the Department of Justice and Legal Cooperation, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
March 9, 2016

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the Commission and Mrs. Hanne Junker, Head of the Department of Justice and Legal Cooperation of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe held a working meeting at the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 17 February 2016.

The initial qualification assessment of judges has been started
The initial qualification assessment of judges has been started
March 9, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 17 February 2016 has started the initial qualification assessment of judges. The first 100 judges who submitted statements to the Commission on electing them to the judicial office for lifetime period would pass through this procedure the first.

To attention of candidates who have been dismissed from the position of judge due to oath violation
To attention of candidates who have been dismissed from the position of judge due to oath violation
March 9, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine calls for the meeting the candidates, who have appealed to Commission with requests to be recommended for election to lifetime judicial positions:         

The Commission recommends dismissing metropolitan judge
The Commission recommends dismissing metropolitan judge
March 9, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on 16 February 2016 the disciplinary issues were considered.

ANNOUNCEMENT. On 17 February 2016 the Commission begins holding the initial qualification assessment of judges
ANNOUNCEMENT. On 17 February 2016 the Commission begins holding the initial qualification assessment of judges
March 9, 2016

On 17 February 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine ( 9, Mekhanizatoriv Str., Kyiv) starts the initial qualification assessment of those judges, who have submitted to the Commission specific applications on election to the lifetime judicial position.

To attention of the judges who are going to pass the initial qualification assessment
To attention of the judges who are going to pass the initial qualification assessment
March 9, 2016

In connection with holding initial qualification assessment of judges on 17 February 2016 the Commission’s canteen will not work.

Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in round table –discussion “Rule of law protection – the duty of a judge”
Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in round table –discussion “Rule of law protection – the duty of a judge”
March 9, 2016

Within the frameworks of the USAID Fair Justice Project on 11 February 2016 Mr. Mykhailo Makarchuk, Member of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in round table-discussion “Rule of law protection – the duty of a judge”.

The Commission suspended the judge for 2 months
The Commission suspended the judge for 2 months
March 9, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 12 February 2016 under the petition of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine the decision on removal of judge was rendered.

The disciplinary cases against 2 judges were opened
The disciplinary cases against 2 judges were opened
March 9, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 11 February 2016 the issue of disciplinary cases opening and denial opening was reviewed.

The Commission’s recommendations on dismissal of judges from Autonomous Republic of Crimea have been supported by the HCJ section
The Commission’s recommendations on dismissal of judges from Autonomous Republic of Crimea have been supported by the HCJ section
March 9, 2016

At the meeting of the disciplinary section of the High Council of Justice, held on 9 February 2016, the recommendations of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine in respect of the 6 judges' dismissal from the Crimea were considered. The High Qualification Commission sees in the actions of judges the evidences of inconsistency requirements violation.  

The Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on candidate's election to the lifetime judicial positions
The Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on candidate's election to the lifetime judicial positions
March 9, 2016

On 10 February 2016 the Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on election of the following candidates for lifetime judicial position of general competence local courts:

The Commission recommended transferring a judge without competition from the area where the ATO takes place to another court
The Commission recommended transferring a judge without competition from the area where the ATO takes place to another court
March 2, 2016

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 10 February 2016, upon the results of consideration it was decided to make a recommendation on the transfer of judges to another court of the same level without competition

The Commission recommends dismissing a judge who was resolving the cases regarding Automaidan participants
The Commission recommends dismissing a judge who was resolving the cases regarding Automaidan participants
March 2, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 9 February 2016 it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

Disciplinary cases against 8 judges were opened
Disciplinary cases against 8 judges were opened
March 2, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 4 February 2016 it considered the opening and denying opening disciplinary cases.

A monthly meeting of donors and projects implementers
A monthly meeting of donors and projects implementers
March 2, 2016

On 3 February 2016 the representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular meeting of donors and projects/programs implementers in the field of rule of law, which was organized by the USAID FAIR Justice Project.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
March 2, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 2 February 2016 it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

The Commission familiarized Kyiv judges with judicial qualification assessment
The Commission familiarized Kyiv judges with judicial qualification assessment
March 2, 2016

On 17 February 2016 the initial qualification assessment of judges starts. Today, on 29 January 2016, in this regard the management of the HQCJU held a meeting with the Kyiv courts chairmen, when told about the stages, procedures and criteria of qualification assessment.

The disciplinary cases against 22 judges were opened, including 10 judges from Autonomous Republic of Crimea
The disciplinary cases against 22 judges were opened, including 10 judges from Autonomous Republic of Crimea
March 2, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 28 January 2016 the issue of disciplinary cases opening and refusal in opening was reviewed.

Working meeting with the representatives of the European Union Anti-Corruption Mission
Working meeting with the representatives of the European Union Anti-Corruption Mission
March 2, 2016

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman held a working meeting with the representatives of the EU Headquarters Program Mission on fighting against corruption that was held on 27 January 2016.

The Commission has made recommendations regarding 4 judges in order to transfer them without competition from the ATO area to another Court
The Commission has made recommendations regarding 4 judges in order to transfer them without competition from the ATO area to another Court
February 17, 2016

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 27 January 2016, upon consideration results of the matters, the decision to provide recommendations on transferring judges to other courts of the same level without competition was adopted.

Issue of attachment of judge to another court was resolved
Issue of attachment of judge to another court was resolved
February 17, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 27 January 2016 it considered the attachment of judges of local courts to another courts of the same level in other areas.

The disciplinary cases against 5 judges were opened
The disciplinary cases against 5 judges were opened
February 17, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 26 January 2016 the issue of disciplinary cases opening and refusal in opening was reviewed.

Section of the HCJ supported the Commission’s recommendation on dismissal of judges from Donetsk region
Section of the HCJ supported the Commission’s recommendation on dismissal of judges from Donetsk region
February 17, 2016

Section of the High Council of Justice for appointment of judges and their dismissal reviewed the recommendations of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on filing a proposal regarding dismissal of judges from Donetsk region on the ground of oath violation on 25 January 2016.

The Commission extended the suspension term of 3 judges
The Commission extended the suspension term of 3 judges
February 17, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 25 January 2016 upon the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine it decided to extend the suspension term of judges.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine published an Opinion in the matter of justice
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine published an Opinion in the matter of justice
February 17, 2016

Today, on 22 January 2016, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has officially published Opinion as of 20 January in the case upon application of the Parliament of Ukraine to give an opinion on the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (in part of justice).

Meeting of the Working Group of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the Council of Judges of Ukraine
Meeting of the Working Group of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the Council of Judges of Ukraine
February 17, 2016

By the Decisions of the Council of Judges of Ukraine as of 11 December 2015 № 14-15 on approval of the Procedure and Methodology for Qualification Assessment of Judges (hereinafter referred as “Procedure”)

The Commission brought 2 judges to disciplinary responsibility
The Commission brought 2 judges to disciplinary responsibility
February 17, 2016

On 21 January 2016 at the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it was resolving the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility.

The Commission recommends the High Council of Justice to dismiss a judge due to oath violation
The Commission recommends the High Council of Justice to dismiss a judge due to oath violation
February 17, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 20-21 January 2016, the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility was considered.

The Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on the candidates election to the lifetime position of a judge
The Commission filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on the candidates election to the lifetime position of a judge
February 17, 2016

On 18 January 2016 the Commission has filed to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on election of the following candidates for the lifetime judicial position of general competence local courts:

38 Commission's employers have been successfully tested, which is envisaged by the Law of Ukraine “On lustration of authority”
38 Commission's employers have been successfully tested, which is envisaged by the Law of Ukraine “On lustration of authority”
February 15, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine has conducted verification of the information authenticity on the prohibitions application provided by the paragraph 3 and 4 of the Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine “On lustration of authority”.  

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine repeats its appeal to the local courts on the proper following the Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and the Status of Judges” and timely response to requests of the Commission
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine repeats its appeal to the local courts on the proper following the Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and the Status of Judges” and timely response to requests of the Commission
February 15, 2016

To take into account specialization in different categories of cases during the initial qualification assessment of those judges that at the time of entry into force of the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the right to a fair trial”

The notice of the Commission's meeting on 27 January 2016
The notice of the Commission's meeting on 27 January 2016
February 15, 2016

On 27 January 2016 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will consider the issue on the recommendation of judges to transfer to the position of a judge to another Court of the same level without competition.

The disciplinary case against 1 judge was opened
The disciplinary case against 1 judge was opened
February 15, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 13 January 2016 the issue of disciplinary case opening and denying opening was considered.

The Commission supported the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in part of justice
The Commission supported the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in part of justice
February 15, 2016

On 12 January 2016 the Constitutional Court of Ukraine completed an oral hearing of the case upon the request of the Parliament of Ukraine to give an opinion on compliance of the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (in part of justice) to Articles 157 and 158 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
February 15, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 12 January 2016 it considered disciplinary issues.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine appeals to the courts on proper compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and the Status of Judges” and on timely response to the Commission's requests
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine appeals to the courts on proper compliance with the Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and the Status of Judges” and on timely response to the Commission's requests
February 15, 2016

Within the frameworks of preparations to the initial qualification assessment of judges, who have submitted the applications on the election to the lifetime judge positions by the moment of entering into force the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the right to a fair trial”

The Commission suspended 6 judges from the office
The Commission suspended 6 judges from the office
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 25 December 2015, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the decision on suspension of 1 judge and extension of the suspension term in respect of 5 judges has been taken.

There were opened disciplinary cases against 4 judges
There were opened disciplinary cases against 4 judges
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on 24 December, 2015 the disciplinary issues were considered.

The Commission has considered disciplinary issues
The Commission has considered disciplinary issues
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 23 December 2015 the disciplinary issues were considered.

The Commission took a recess in the meeting on suspension of a judge Svitlana Kushnir
The Commission took a recess in the meeting on suspension of a judge Svitlana Kushnir
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 23 December 2015, the issue of extension of the suspension term of Mrs. Svitlana Kushnir, the judge of the District Court of Kyiv city was considered in connection with bringing her to criminal responsibility.

There were opened disciplinary cases against 5 judges
There were opened disciplinary cases against 5 judges
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 22 December 2015, the issue on opening disciplinary cases and denied opening was reviewed.

The Commission recommends the HCJ to dismiss 2 judges due to the oath breach
The Commission recommends the HCJ to dismiss 2 judges due to the oath breach
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 17 December 2015, it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

Working Meeting with Mr. Adis Hodzic, European Union Expert
Working Meeting with Mr. Adis Hodzic, European Union Expert
February 3, 2016

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission held working meeting with Mr. Adis Hodzic, European Union Expert on 15 December 2015.

9 judges received recommendations for the lifetime election to the office of a judge
9 judges received recommendations for the lifetime election to the office of a judge
February 3, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 16 December 2015, the issue on candidate’s recommendation for the lifetime election to the office of a judge was considered.

Congratulations on the Court Day!
Congratulations on the Court Day!
January 25, 2016

Dear judges and employees of Ukraine judiciary!

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is ready to start the qualification assessment of judges
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is ready to start the qualification assessment of judges
January 25, 2016

Today, on 11 December, 2015, the Council of Judges of Ukraine has agreed the approved Commission's Procedure and Methodology for Qualification Assessment of Judges and the Regulation on Examination Procedure during Qualification Assessment and Its Evaluation Methodology. This allows the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to start the qualification assessment of a judge.

15 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime positions
15 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime positions
January 25, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 10 December 2015 it considered the recommendation of candidates for election to lifetime judicial positions.

Commission resolved the issue of attachment of judges to another court
Commission resolved the issue of attachment of judges to another court
January 25, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 10 December 2015, it considered the issue of attachment of judges of local general courts to another courts of the same level in other areas.

Round table and discussion on the topic “The role of judges in deciding cases during mass protests in Ukraine” with the participation of the Commission
Round table and discussion on the topic “The role of judges in deciding cases during mass protests in Ukraine” with the participation of the Commission
January 25, 2016

Round table and discussion “The role of judges in deciding cases during mass protests in Ukraine,” which among others was also attended by Mr. Volodymyr Butenko, Members of the Commission Disciplinary Chamber and Mrs. Tetiana Shylova, Member of the Commission Qualification Chamber, was held under the USAID FAIR Justice Project on 9 December 2015.

Disciplinary proceedings against 4 judges were opened by the Commission
Disciplinary proceedings against 4 judges were opened by the Commission
January 25, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 9 December 2015 it considered the issue of opening and denial to open disciplinary cases.

Commission declared reprimand to a judge
Commission declared reprimand to a judge
January 25, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 8 December 2015, it considered the issue of bringing judges to the disciplinary liability.

“Themis” Cup: Commission's Team overcomes Group stage
“Themis” Cup: Commission's Team overcomes Group stage
January 25, 2016

The Team of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine has passed the Group stage of the Tournament on Futsal "Themis" Cup among judges and judicial institutions. Given the fact that for the first time this year the Commission is taking part in the Tournament and the Team was formed a month before its beginning, the result can already be considered as successful.

The Conference “Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Perspectives”
The Conference “Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Perspectives”
January 19, 2016

The Conference “Constitutional Reform in Ukraine: Achievements and Perspectives,” organized by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Parliament of Ukraine, has been held on 3 December 2015. The aim of the event was to discuss the process of amending the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of justice and decentralization

Disciplinary sanction in the form of warning has been applied to 2 judges
Disciplinary sanction in the form of warning has been applied to 2 judges
January 19, 2016

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 3 December 2015, it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

Commission sent to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal for election to lifetime judicial positions
Commission sent to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal for election to lifetime judicial positions
January 19, 2016

The Commission sent to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on election of 2 candidates for lifetime judicial positions in the local courts of general jurisdiction on 2 December 2015

30 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial positions
30 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial positions
January 19, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 2 December 2015, it considered the recommendation of candidates for election to the post of judge for lifetime term

Due to the expiry of the time-limit the Commission is forced to discontinue disciplinary proceedings against judges
Due to the expiry of the time-limit the Commission is forced to discontinue disciplinary proceedings against judges
January 19, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 1 December 2015, it was considering the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability

Commission sent to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on election of judicial candidates to lifetime judicial positions
Commission sent to the Parliament of Ukraine a proposal on election of judicial candidates to lifetime judicial positions
January 18, 2016

The Commission sent a proposal on election of 29 candidates to the lifetime judicial positions in local general courts to the Parliament Ukraine on 30 November 2015

Commission suspended judges from office
Commission suspended judges from office
January 18, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 30 November 2015, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to suspend 1 judge and extended the suspension of 4 judges.

Chairman of the Commission took part in discussion on constitutional amendments in part of justice
Chairman of the Commission took part in discussion on constitutional amendments in part of justice
January 18, 2016

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the Parliamentary and Public Platform “Constitutional reform in part of justice: fair winds and hidden pitfalls” on 27 November 2015.

Commission opened disciplinary proceedings against 6 judges
Commission opened disciplinary proceedings against 6 judges
January 14, 2016

Today, on 26 November 2015, at the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

36 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial positions
36 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial positions
January 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 25 November 2015, it considered the recommending of candidates for election to the post of judge for lifetime term.

Final conference in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine”
Final conference in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine”
January 14, 2016

The final conference in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine” was held on 24 November 2015.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine congratulates the Council of Judges of Ukraine on election of new members by the XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine!
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine congratulates the Council of Judges of Ukraine on election of new members by the XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine!
January 14, 2016

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine congratulates the Council of Judges of Ukraine with election of its new composition at the XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine that was held on 24 November 2015.

Commission sent to the High Council of Justice recommendations for appointment of candidates to judicial positions
Commission sent to the High Council of Justice recommendations for appointment of candidates to judicial positions
January 14, 2016

The Commission sent to the High Council of Justice recommendations for appointment of 17 candidates to judicial positions in local courts of general jurisdiction on 25 November 2015.

Commission sent a proposal on election of candidates to lifetime judicial position to the Parliament of Ukraine
Commission sent a proposal on election of candidates to lifetime judicial position to the Parliament of Ukraine
January 14, 2016

The Commission sent a proposal on election of 47 candidates for lifetime judicial position in local courts of general jurisdiction to the Parliament Ukraine on 25 November 2015.

Commission opened disciplinary proceedings against 15 judges
Commission opened disciplinary proceedings against 15 judges
January 14, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 24 November 2015, the question of bringing judges to disciplinary liability was considered.

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”: implementation status and plans for 2016
EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”: implementation status and plans for 2016
January 12, 2016

On 24 November 2015 at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine the meeting of the Steering Committee of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was held. The event was attended by Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission and Mr. Andrii Vasylenko, Member of the Qualification Chamber of the Commission.

Commission extended the suspension term of judge Svitlana Kushnir
Commission extended the suspension term of judge Svitlana Kushnir
January 12, 2016

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 24 November 2015, it considered the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine on suspension extension Mrs. Svitlana Kushnir, judge of Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv city, in connection with the criminal prosecution.

AUTOMATION OF EXAM PROCEDURES DURING QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT OF JUDGES
AUTOMATION OF EXAM PROCEDURES DURING QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT OF JUDGES
January 12, 2016

According to Article 85 of the Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and the Status of Judges” the assessment, as an independent stage, shall be conducted by way of a written anonymous test and performance of a practical task to identify the level of knowledge and practical skills law application, and ability to administer justice in court of the relevant instance and specialization.

Presentation of Opinion of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Procedure and Methodology for Qualification Assessment of Judges of Ukraine
Presentation of Opinion of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Procedure and Methodology for Qualification Assessment of Judges of Ukraine
January 12, 2016

Today, on 20 November 2015, presentation of the Opinion of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Procedure and Methodology for Qualification Assessment of Judges of Ukraine, prepared by ODIHR at the request of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, was held at the premises of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.”

IN FRAMEWORK OF PREPARATIONS FOR INITIAL QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT OF JUDGES THE COMMISSION INFORMS
IN FRAMEWORK OF PREPARATIONS FOR INITIAL QUALIFICATION ASSESSMENT OF JUDGES THE COMMISSION INFORMS
December 29, 2015

The Procedure and Methodology for Qualification Assessment of Judges that was approved by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 21 October 2015 determines that examination, especially during initial qualification assessment of judges, shall take place considering court’s and judge’s instance and specialization.

22 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial positions
22 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial positions
December 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 20 November 2015 it considered the issue on recommending candidates for election to the post of judge for lifetime term.

Commission considered a disciplinary issue
Commission considered a disciplinary issue
December 29, 2015

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 19 November 2015 it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine held a working meeting with the court staff managers and specialists of human resources of general local courts in Odessa on 17-18 November 2015
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine held a working meeting with the court staff managers and specialists of human resources of general local courts in Odessa on 17-18 November 2015
December 29, 2015

The Commission jointly with the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, the regional office of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine in Odeska oblast and Odesa regional office of the National School of Judges of Ukraine held a meeting with the court staff managers and specialists of human resources of general local courts in Odeska, Mykolaiivska and Khersonska oblasts on 17-18 November 2015.

Commission recommends dismissing 2 metropolitan judges who adopted decisions in respect of the participants of the Automaidan
Commission recommends dismissing 2 metropolitan judges who adopted decisions in respect of the participants of the Automaidan
December 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 18 November, 2015, the question of bringing judges to disciplinary liability was considered.

Commission recommends dismissing 19 judges of Donetsk region
Commission recommends dismissing 19 judges of Donetsk region
December 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on 18 November, 2015 it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

Commission launched disciplinary proceedings against 26 judges
Commission launched disciplinary proceedings against 26 judges
December 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 17 November, 2015, the question of bringing judges to disciplinary liability was considered.

Commission extended the suspension term for judges Oksana Tsarevych and Serhii Vovk
Commission extended the suspension term for judges Oksana Tsarevych and Serhii Vovk
December 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 16 November, 2015, it considered the issue of suspension and extension of suspension of judges in connection with criminal prosecution.

During the XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov informed about the activities of the Commission and answered to questions of journalists
During the XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov informed about the activities of the Commission and answered to questions of journalists
December 29, 2015

The Members of the Commission attended the XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine that was held in Kyiv on 12-13 November, 2015. During the event Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Commission Chairman made a report, informing about the activities of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine since the entry into force of the Law of Ukraine “On restoring confidence in the judiciary in Ukraine.”

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine keeps implementing measures to hold initial qualification assessment of judges
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine keeps implementing measures to hold initial qualification assessment of judges
December 24, 2015

The Commission jointly with the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, the regional office of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine in Kharkivska oblast and Kharkiv regional office of the National School of Judges of Ukraine held a meeting with the court staff managers and specialists of human resources of general local courts in Kharkivska, Luhanska, Donetska, Poltavska and Sumska oblasts on 10-11 November, 2015

8 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial positions for the first time
8 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial positions for the first time
December 24, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 10 November, 2015, upon consideration of the materials it was decided to make recommendations for appointment of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction

Why does Commission recommend dismissing judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea?
Why does Commission recommend dismissing judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea?
December 24, 2015

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 10 November 2015, it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability. Mr. Mykola  Patriuk, Chairman of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Commission commented upon the results of the meeting.

Commission recommends dismissing 283 Crimean judges
Commission recommends dismissing 283 Crimean judges
December 24, 2015

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 10 November, 2015, it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability

Issue on attaching a judge to another court has been resolved
Issue on attaching a judge to another court has been resolved
December 21, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 9 November, 2015, it considered attaching a judge of the local court to another court of the same level in other areas

Commission made recommendations for election of 25 judges to lifetime judicial positions
Commission made recommendations for election of 25 judges to lifetime judicial positions
December 21, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 9 November, 2015, it considered the issue on recommending candidates for election to lifetime judicial positions

4 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial positions for the first time
4 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial positions for the first time
December 21, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 6 November, 2015, upon consideration of the materials it was decided to make recommendations for the appointment of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction

Announcement
Announcement
November 27, 2015

For attention of judges and persons invited to participate in the Commission’s meeting on 18 November, 2015, as well as representatives of the media.

Commission took a recess in case on extending the suspension of a judge Oksana Tsarevych
Commission took a recess in case on extending the suspension of a judge Oksana Tsarevych
November 27, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 6 November, 2015 it considered the issue of suspension and extension removal of judges from office in connection with criminal prosecution.

Commission considered disciplinary matters
Commission considered disciplinary matters
November 27, 2015

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 5 November, 2015 it considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

Monthly meeting of donors and projects implementers
Monthly meeting of donors and projects implementers
November 27, 2015

The representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular meeting of donors and projects\programs implementers in the field of the rule of law, organized by the USAID FAIR Justice Project on 4 November, 2015.

24 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial position
24 judges received the Commission's recommendations for election to lifetime judicial position
November 27, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 4 November, 2015 it considered issue on recommending candidates for election to the post of judge for lifetime term.

Commission continues taking measures for implementing and holding initial qualification assessment of judges
Commission continues taking measures for implementing and holding initial qualification assessment of judges
November 27, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine jointly with the regional offices of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine in Lvivska oblast and Lviv regional office of the National School of Judges of Ukraine held a meeting with the court staff managers and specialists of human resources of general local courts in the Lvivska oblast on 3 November, 2015.

Commission keeps informing judges about initial qualification assessment procedure
Commission keeps informing judges about initial qualification assessment procedure
November 27, 2015

Within preparations to organization and holding of initial qualification assessment of appellate court judges, on 2 November, 2015 Mr. Roman Savchuk, Director of Professional Qualification of Judges and Judicial Candidates Department of the Commission Secretariat held a videoconference with judges of the Appeal Court of Rivnenska oblast during which he highlighted the main provisions of procedure for initial qualification assessment of judges and provided answers to questions about the assessment of judges

Commission extended the term of suspension for 3 judges
Commission extended the term of suspension for 3 judges
November 27, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 2 November, 2015, upon the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine it decided to extend the suspension of judges from office.

Meeting with European experts on communicating during judicial assessment that took place in the premises of the Commission
Meeting with European experts on communicating during judicial assessment that took place in the premises of the Commission
November 27, 2015

The working meeting of the Commission representatives with the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was held in the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 29 October, 2015.

Meeting of the Commission Chairman with the сhairmen of the appellate general courts
Meeting of the Commission Chairman with the сhairmen of the appellate general courts
November 27, 2015

In preparation for the organization and holding of initial qualification assessment of judges on 29 October, 2015 in the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases Mr. Sergii Koziakov, the Commission Chairman and Mr. Roman Savchuk, Director of Professional Qualification of Judges and Judicial Candidates Department of the Commission Secretariat met with the сhairmen of the appellate general courts to familiarize them with the stages and characteristics of initial qualification assessment.

Regular meeting of the Commission representatives with the Council of Europe expert Mr. Gerhard Reissner
Regular meeting of the Commission representatives with the Council of Europe expert Mr. Gerhard Reissner
November 27, 2015

The regular meeting of the Commission with the Council of Europe Expert and Member of the Venice Commission took place on 29 October, 2015.

Round table on judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case “Oleksandr Volkov v. Ukraine”
Round table on judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case “Oleksandr Volkov v. Ukraine”
November 27, 2015

On 28 October, 2015 in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine” there was held a round table on judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case “Oleksanr Volkov v. Ukraine.”

Commission considered disciplinary matters
Commission considered disciplinary matters
November 27, 2015

The issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability was considered at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 29 October, 2015.

Meeting of the Commission Members with the delegation of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland
Meeting of the Commission Members with the delegation of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland
November 27, 2015

Members of the High Qualification Commission of Ukraine met with the delegation of the National Council of the Judiciary of Poland within their working visit on 29 October, 2015. It took place with the assistance of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine” and was purposed to exchange views and experiences on selection, training, appointment and issues of disciplinary accountability of judges.

Arrangements for the initial qualification assessment of judges
Arrangements for the initial qualification assessment of judges
November 27, 2015

During November 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine jointly with the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine and the National School of Judges of Ukraine will hold meetings with court staff managers and representatives of territorial departments of human resources service of the State Judicial Administration to discuss the creation, formation and maintenance of the local judicial dossier.

22 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to lifetime judicial position
22 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to lifetime judicial position
November 27, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 28 October, 2015 it considered issue on recommending candidates for election to the post of judge for lifetime term.

International round table on European standards in the field of judicial accountability under the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine”
International round table on European standards in the field of judicial accountability under the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the system of judicial accountability in Ukraine”
November 18, 2015

Today, on 27 October, 2015, Mr. Mykhailo Makarchuk, Secretary of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, Mr. Pavlo Lutsiuk, Member of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mrs. Polina Kazakevych, Head of International Cooperation Division of the Commission Secretariat took part in the international round table on European standards in judicial accountability.

Judges of the Republic of Crimea
Judges of the Republic of Crimea
November 18, 2015

We inform you that on at the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with an address at 9 Mekhanizatoriv str., Kyiv will be a meeting of the Commission held its consideration of disciplinary proceedings opened by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Deputy of Ukraine and Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine regarding disciplinary proceedings.

The Commission opened disciplinary proceedings against 10 judges
The Commission opened disciplinary proceedings against 10 judges
November 18, 2015

At a meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 26October, 2015 was examined the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

The Commission decided to defer consideration of disciplinary liability of 283 judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
The Commission decided to defer consideration of disciplinary liability of 283 judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
November 18, 2015

On October 26, 2015 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

For the attention of judges who are in in the area of counter-terrorism operation
For the attention of judges who are in in the area of counter-terrorism operation
November 18, 2015

Please note that Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission will held the meeting with judges of courts who are in the area of counter-terrorism operation on October 28, 2015 at 11:00 am at the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

THE REGULATION ON THE PROCEDURE OF TRANSFERRING JUDGES TO ANOTHER COURT OF THE SAME LEVEL IN CASE OF REORGANIZATION, LIQUIDATION OR CLOSE-DOWN OF COURT
THE REGULATION ON THE PROCEDURE OF TRANSFERRING JUDGES TO ANOTHER COURT OF THE SAME LEVEL IN CASE OF REORGANIZATION, LIQUIDATION OR CLOSE-DOWN OF COURT
November 13, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the Regulations on the procedure of transferring of judges to another court of the same level in the case of reorganization, liquidation or close-down of court on October 23, 2015.

For the attention of judges of Donetsk oblast
For the attention of judges of Donetsk oblast
November 13, 2015

The decision of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on September 24, 2015 number 2425 / GP-15 opened disciplinary proceedings against 20 judges.

Commission decided to open disciplinary proceedings against 18 judges
Commission decided to open disciplinary proceedings against 18 judges
November 13, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on October 22, 2015 it was examined the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges was approved
Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges was approved
November 11, 2015

On 21 October, 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges.

19 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to lifetime judicial position
19 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to lifetime judicial position
November 11, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 21 October, 2015 it considered issue on recommending candidates for election to lifetime judicial positions.

Issue on attaching judges to another court was resolved
Issue on attaching judges to another court was resolved
November 11, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 21October, 2015, it examined the issue of attaching judges of local courts to another courts of the same level in other areas.

17 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
17 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
November 11, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 20 October, 2015, after consideration of the materials it decided to give recommendations for the appointment of candidates to judicial positions to local courts of general jurisdiction.

Training seminar for judges on “Pre-trial dispute settlement involving judge”
Training seminar for judges on “Pre-trial dispute settlement involving judge”
November 11, 2015

The two-day training seminar for judges on “Pre-trial dispute settlement involving judge” began today in Dnipripetrovsk city.

Final meeting of the Working Group on implementation of pre-trial dispute settlement procedures involving judges
Final meeting of the Working Group on implementation of pre-trial dispute settlement procedures involving judges
November 11, 2015

Today there was a meeting of the Working Group on implementation of pre-trial dispute settlement procedures involving judges under the frame of the Ukrainian-Canadian Project “Judicial Education for Economic Growth.”

Commission is getting ready for initial qualification assessment of judges
Commission is getting ready for initial qualification assessment of judges
November 9, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is getting ready for initial qualification assessment of judges. Under this frame, the Commission published at its official web-site the video on how the examination during initial qualification assessment of judges will be held.

Commission extended the suspension term for a judge Serhii Vovk
Commission extended the suspension term for a judge Serhii Vovk
November 9, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held 16 October, 2015, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine it rendered a decision on suspension and extension of suspension of judges.

The list of candidates to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine from the Congress of Judges of Ukraine
The list of candidates to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine from the Congress of Judges of Ukraine
November 9, 2015

According to paragraph 7 of Article 103 of the Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and the Status of Judges” the Secretariat of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine informs that the reception of documents from candidates to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine from the Congress of Judges of Ukraine expired on 11 October, 2015.

For judges from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
For judges from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
November 9, 2015

Due to the impossibility of sending documents by post to Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine informs that judges from the ARC may apply to the Commission to obtain copies of the Commission decision of 5 October, 2015 and the opinion of the Commission Member on opening disciplinary proceedings against them. The Commission also informs that consideration of the disciplinary case will be held on 26 October, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of the Commission with an address at 9 Mekhanizatoriv str., Kyiv.

Judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to judicial position for lifetime term. Candidate for the post of judge for the first time was refused in recommendation
Judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to judicial position for lifetime term. Candidate for the post of judge for the first time was refused in recommendation
November 9, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 13 October 2015 it considered issue of recommending candidates for election to judicial position for lifetime term.

Commission considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability
Commission considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability
November 9, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 12 October 2015, the question of bringing judges to disciplinary liability was considered.

Meeting of the Chairman with the Director of the International Programs Division of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
Meeting of the Chairman with the Director of the International Programs Division of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
November 9, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman met with Mr Oleh Shakov, Director of the International Programs Division of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada. Mr Andrii Vasylenko, Member of the Commission Qualification Chamber, Mrs Polina Kazakevych, Head of International Cooperation Department of the Commission Secretariat and Mrs Nataliia Horodetska, Senior Manager, International Programs Division of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada also took part in the meeting.

Meeting of the Commission Chairman with chairmen and deputy chairmen of local courts of general jurisdiction
Meeting of the Commission Chairman with chairmen and deputy chairmen of local courts of general jurisdiction
November 9, 2015

Within the framework of the National School of Judges of Ukraine training of chairmen and deputy chairmen of local general courts, held on 9 October 2015, there was a meeting of Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr Roman Savchuk, Director of the Department for the professional qualification of judges and judicial candidates of the Commission Secretariat with students of the National School Judges of Ukraine.

INFORMATION on status of consideration by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine issues on recommending of judges of local administrative courts for election to lifetime judicial position
INFORMATION on status of consideration by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine issues on recommending of judges of local administrative courts for election to lifetime judicial position
October 23, 2015

For 10 months of work of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, formed on 9 December, 2014 in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary of Ukraine,” it examined 109 applications of judges of county administrative courts for participation in selection to judicial position for lifetime term.

The two-day international seminar on “High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experiences, challenges and solutions for Ukraine” came to an end
The two-day international seminar on “High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experiences, challenges and solutions for Ukraine” came to an end
October 23, 2015

Today, on 9 October, 2015, the two-day international seminar on "High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experiences, challenges and solutions for Ukraine" came to an end.

International seminar “High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experiences, challenges and solutions for Ukraine” has began
International seminar “High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experiences, challenges and solutions for Ukraine” has began
October 23, 2015

Representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the international seminar on “High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experiences, challenges and solutions for Ukraine”

Working meeting with Member of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
Working meeting with Member of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice
October 23, 2015

The working meeting of experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Commission took place in the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 7 October, 2015.

Regular meeting of representatives of international technical assistance projects working over strengthening the rule of law
Regular meeting of representatives of international technical assistance projects working over strengthening the rule of law
October 23, 2015

The representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the regular meeting of donors and project\program implementers in the field of rule of law, organized by the USAID FAIR Justice Project on 7 October, 2015.

20 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to lifetime judicial position
20 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to lifetime judicial position
October 21, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 7 October, 2015, it considered issues on recommending candidates for election to the lifetime judicial position.

13 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
13 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
October 21, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 6 October, 2015, upon consideration of the materials it was decided to make recommendations for appointment to judicial positions of local courts of general jurisdiction.

Ukrainian Bar Association and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine discussed the amendments to the Commission Regulations on disciplinary cases review
Ukrainian Bar Association and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine discussed the amendments to the Commission Regulations on disciplinary cases review
October 21, 2015

The round table with participation of Ukrainian Bar Association and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was held on 6 October, 2015. The topic of the event was “HQCJU Regulations as the basis for efficiency of disciplinary cases review.”

Commission opened disciplinary proceedings regarding 283 Crimean judges
Commission opened disciplinary proceedings regarding 283 Crimean judges
October 21, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continued examining issues on holding judges disciplinary liable at the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol.

Meeting of Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with chairmen and deputy chairmen of local courts of general jurisdiction who currently are on training at the National School of Judges of Ukraine
Meeting of Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with chairmen and deputy chairmen of local courts of general jurisdiction who currently are on training at the National School of Judges of Ukraine
October 21, 2015

On 9 October, 2015 at the premises of the National School of Judges of Ukraine there will be a meeting of Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr Roman Savchuk, Director of the Department for the professional qualification of judges and judicial candidates of the Commission Secretariat with the chairmen and deputy chairmen of local courts of general jurisdiction who are on training in the National School of Judges of Ukraine in the period from 5 to 9 October, 2015.

Peculiarities of initial qualification assessment of judges
Peculiarities of initial qualification assessment of judges
October 21, 2015

According to the requirements of Section II “Transitional Provisions” of the Law of Ukraine “On ensuring the right to a fair trial” and the Law of Ukraine “On judiciary and the status of judges” initial qualification assessment shall be held by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to decide on ability of judges to administer justice in the appropriate courts.

Commission decided to hold the judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea disciplinary liable
Commission decided to hold the judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea disciplinary liable
October 21, 2015

At the meeting of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 5 October, 2015, it examined the question of opening and denial to open a disciplinary case.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine submitted to the High Council of Justice recommendation for a decision on forwarding submission on dismissal of a judge
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine submitted to the High Council of Justice recommendation for a decision on forwarding submission on dismissal of a judge
October 21, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 5 October, 2015, upon the results of disciplinary proceedings it was decided to send to the High Council of Justice a recommendation for a decision on forwarding submissions on dismissal of a judge, suggesting possible violation of oath.

Commission returned the request of the Prosecutor-General on suspension of a judge
Commission returned the request of the Prosecutor-General on suspension of a judge
October 21, 2015

At the joint meeting of the Disciplinary and Qualification Chambers of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 5 October, 2015, it was decided to return the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine on suspension of a judge from office.

Commission suspended two judges
Commission suspended two judges
October 5, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 2 October, 2015, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine it rendered decision on suspension and extension of suspension of judges.

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman took part in the IV Judicial Forum
Mr Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman took part in the IV Judicial Forum
October 5, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine participated in the IV Judicial Forum. The event was traditionally organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association and had the topic “Legal synergism for prosperity.”

Cooperation between Commission and Ukrainian Bar Association was discussed
Cooperation between Commission and Ukrainian Bar Association was discussed
October 5, 2015

At the premises of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine the working meeting between the Commission representatives and the Ukrainian Bar Association was held on 1 October, 2015. The issue on amendments to the Regulations of the HQCJU was broached during the meeting.

7 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
7 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
October 2, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 30 September, 2015 upon consideration of the case materials it decided to make recommendations for appointment of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction.

13 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to judicial position for a lifetime term
13 judges received recommendations of the Commission for election to judicial position for a lifetime term
October 2, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 30 September, 2015 it considered recommending candidates for election to the post of judge for a lifetime term.

Issue on attaching judges to another court was decided
Issue on attaching judges to another court was decided
October 2, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 30 September, 2015 it considered attaching the judges of a local court to another court of the same level in other areas.

Commission considers complaints against judges who were adopting decisions during Revolution of Dignity. 4 judges have already been recommended for dismissal
Commission considers complaints against judges who were adopting decisions during Revolution of Dignity. 4 judges have already been recommended for dismissal
September 30, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine started to work in new composition on 9 December, 2014. One of the challenges the Commission faced with were complaints about misconduct of judges who adopted decisions against participants of mass actions of public protest in Ukraine in the period from 21 November, 2013 to 21 February, 2014.

19 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
19 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
September 30, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 28 September, 2015, upon consideration of cases it was decided to make recommendations on appointment to posts of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction.

Meeting with the EU Commissioner
Meeting with the EU Commissioner
September 29, 2015

The working meeting of Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine  and Mrs Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Member of the European Commission and Mr Jan Tombiński, Head of Delegation, Ambassador Extraodinary and Plenipotententiary.

Announcement about the Congress of Judges and taking up documents from candidates to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
Announcement about the Congress of Judges and taking up documents from candidates to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
September 29, 2015

The XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine, where Members to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will be elected, is deferred on 11-12 November, 2015 (with an auxiliary date of 13 November, 2015).

Commission decided to send recommendations on dismissal of 3 judges to the High Council of Justice
Commission decided to send recommendations on dismissal of 3 judges to the High Council of Justice
September 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 24 September, 2015, the question of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility was considered.

Chairman of the Commission participated in the II International Legal Forum “Ukraine – EU”
Chairman of the Commission participated in the II International Legal Forum “Ukraine – EU”
September 29, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the II International Legal Forum “Ukraine – EU”, organized by the newspaper “Legal practice” on 24 September, 2015.

Commission suspended 1 judge from office
Commission suspended 1 judge from office
September 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 24 September, 2015, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine it decided to suspend 1 judge from office.

The work on coordination of final procedure of qualification assessment of judges goes on
The work on coordination of final procedure of qualification assessment of judges goes on
September 29, 2015

The working meeting on discussion of the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges and the Regulation on Examination Procedure and Its Evaluation Methodology During Qualification Assessment of a Judge was held on 23 September, 2015 at the premises of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

Commission launched disciplinary proceedings against 13 judges
Commission launched disciplinary proceedings against 13 judges
September 24, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 23 September, 2015, it examined the question of opening and denial to open a disciplinary case.

Commission sent recommendations on dismissal of 3 judges to the High Council of Justice
Commission sent recommendations on dismissal of 3 judges to the High Council of Justice
September 24, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 22 September, 2015, the issue of bringing judges disciplinary liable was considered.

30 candidates received recommendations for appointment to the post of judge for the first time
30 candidates received recommendations for appointment to the post of judge for the first time
September 24, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 21 September, 2015, upon consideration of the materials it decided to make recommendations for appointment to the post of judge of local courts of general jurisdiction.

Approval procedure of qualification assessment of judges has not been completed
Approval procedure of qualification assessment of judges has not been completed
September 24, 2015

According to the paragraph 4 of Article 83 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges” the procedure and methodology of qualification assessment of judge shall be defined by the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine in consultation with the Council of Judges of Ukraine.

International experts presented their conclusions on compliance of the Commission regulatory acts with the European standards
International experts presented their conclusions on compliance of the Commission regulatory acts with the European standards
September 22, 2015

The Commission held a round table “European standards and the regulatory acts of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on judicial dossier and assessment of judges” on 17 September, 2015.

Training for inspectors
Training for inspectors
September 22, 2015

The two-day training for inspectors of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on a topic: “INSPECTOR’S WORK ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE JUDGE” has started on 18 September, 2015.

Seminar “Judicial accountability: European standards and domestic practice”
Seminar “Judicial accountability: European standards and domestic practice”
September 21, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission, Mr Mykola Patriuk, Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Mr Stanislav Shchotka, Mykhailo Makarchuk and Pavlo Lutsiuk, Commission Members, Mr Mykola Mykoliuk, Head of the Legal Department of the Commission Secretariat and Mrs Polina Kazakevych, Head of International Cooperation Department of the Commission Secretariat took part in the seminar “Judicial accountability: European standards and domestic practice” on 16 September, 2015.

The first meeting of Regional Steering Group of the new Council of Europe Project Regional dialogue on judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries
The first meeting of Regional Steering Group of the new Council of Europe Project Regional dialogue on judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries
September 17, 2015

The first meeting of the Regional Steering Group within a new Project “Regional dialogue on judicial reform in the Eastern Partnership countries” was held at the premises of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg) on 10-11 September, 2015.

Before the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
Before the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
September 17, 2015

Before the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine are appeals of Mr Anatolii Matios, Deputy Prosecutor-General of Ukraine, Mr Serhii Leshchenko, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Mr Yaroslav Romaniuk, Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on raising the question of holding disciplinary liable of:

Before the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
Before the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
September 14, 2015

Before the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) there are applications of the Council of Judges of Ukraine, Head of Donetskyi County Administrative Court of Ukraine and the High Council of Justice on raising the question of holding disciplinary liable of professional judges of:

Judge Oksana Tsarevych was suspended from office
Judge Oksana Tsarevych was suspended from office
September 10, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, that started on 2 September and continued on 9 September, 2015, it considered the suspension of the judge from office.

Commission considered the issue of recommending the candidates to judicial position for a lifetime term
Commission considered the issue of recommending the candidates to judicial position for a lifetime term
September 9, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 9 September, 2015, it considered the issue on recommending candidates for election to the post of judge for a lifetime term.

Commission resolved the issue of attaching judge to another court
Commission resolved the issue of attaching judge to another court
September 9, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 9 September, 2015, it considered the issue on attaching the judge of a local court to another court of the same level in other area.

Council of Judges of Ukraine approved the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges
Council of Judges of Ukraine approved the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges
September 9, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine welcomes the approval of the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges by the Council of Judges of Ukraine on 3 September, 2015 and is waiting for the official text of the decision in order finally to determine the procedure for qualification assessment of judges.

Chairman of the Commission met with representatives of the National Judicial Institute of Canada
Chairman of the Commission met with representatives of the National Judicial Institute of Canada
September 9, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman held a working meeting with Honorable Justice Adele Kent, Director of the National Judicial Institute of Canada on 4 September, 2015.

16 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
16 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
September 9, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 8 September, 2015, upon consideration of the materials it was decided to make recommendations for the appointment to judicial position in local court of general jurisdiction.

Activists of Civil Movement “For all Odesa” were on personal reception of citizens in Commission
Activists of Civil Movement “For all Odesa” were on personal reception of citizens in Commission
September 9, 2015

On 8 September, 2015 before the building of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was held a peaceful assembly of activists of Civil Movement “For all Odessa.”  The activists wanted to raise before the Commission the issue of improper conduct of judges of Odesa city

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman met with representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Mr Sergii Koziakov, Commission Chairman met with representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
September 8, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, in particular, with Mr Oleksandr Piskun, Democracy Project Management Specialist, Mr Daniel Ryan, Democracy Officer and Mr Andrew Solomon, Democracy Fellow on 3 September, 2015.

A regular meeting of representatives of international aid projects on strengthening the rule of law
A regular meeting of representatives of international aid projects on strengthening the rule of law
September 8, 2015

The Commission representatives took part in the regular meeting of donors and project\program implementers in the field of rule of law, organized by the USAID FAIR Justice Project on 2 September 2015.

The EU experts were told about qualification assessment of a judge
The EU experts were told about qualification assessment of a judge
September 8, 2015

Mr Andrii Vasylenko, Member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine participated in a working meeting with experts of the European Union, which took place at the premises of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on 2 September, 2015.

Commission suspended 3 judges from the office
Commission suspended 3 judges from the office
September 4, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 2 September, 2015, upon request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to suspend 3 judges from the office and to extend the suspension of 1 judge.

Measures within preparation for the initial qualification assessment of judges
Measures within preparation for the initial qualification assessment of judges
September 4, 2015

Information about providing initial qualification assessment of judges by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine

The qualification evaluation of a judge gets started
The qualification evaluation of a judge gets started
September 2, 2015

The briefing of Members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine dedicated to the start of the qualification evaluation of a judge was held on 28 August 2015.

The Commission provided recommendations for election to judicial position for a lifetime term to 13 judges
The Commission provided recommendations for election to judicial position for a lifetime term to 13 judges
September 2, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 31 August 2015 the Commission considered the issue on recommending candidates for election to the post of judge for a lifetime term.

The Commission considered disciplinary cases
The Commission considered disciplinary cases
September 2, 2015

At the meetings of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 28 and 31 August 2015, it examined the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary liability.

Announcement-
Announcement-
September 2, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the adjournment of its meeting on 28 August 2015 to 9 a.m. of 31 August 2015.

The Commission submitted to the CJU the Regulation on Examination Procedure and Its Evaluation Methodology
The Commission submitted to the CJU the Regulation on Examination Procedure and Its Evaluation Methodology
September 2, 2015

At its meeting on 27 August 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine discussed the Regulation on Examination Procedure and Its Evaluation Methodology for conducting the qualification evaluation of a judge.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
September 2, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 27 August 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

All stages of candidates’ selection are in full glare of publicity
All stages of candidates’ selection are in full glare of publicity
September 2, 2015

Mr Vitalii Barskyi, Head of the Division for Special Examination of Judicial Candidates of the Judicial Career Department of the Commission Secretariat gave the interview to “Juridical newspaper,” telling about the aim of specific judicial examination and the procedure for its completion by the servants of Themis.

Tick-tock! The qualification assessment of judge starts
Tick-tock! The qualification assessment of judge starts
August 27, 2015

The briefing of Members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, dedicated to the start of the qualification assessment of judge, will be held on 28 August 2015.

The list of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the Congress of Judges of Ukraine
The list of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the Congress of Judges of Ukraine
August 27, 2015

According to paragraph seven of Article 103 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges” the Secretariat of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine reports about the completion of the documents reception from candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the Congress of Judges of Ukraine on 24August 2015.

Congratulations with the Independence Day of Ukraine
Congratulations with the Independence Day of Ukraine
August 27, 2015

Dear colleagues,

We sincerely congratulate you with the Independence Day of Ukraine, this great national holiday!

10 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
10 candidates received recommendations for appointment to judicial position for the first time
August 20, 2015

At the meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 19 August 2015, upon consideration of the materials of candidates it was decided to give recommendations on appointment of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction.

The issue of attaching a judge to another court has been decided
The issue of attaching a judge to another court has been decided
August 20, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 19 August 2015, it has considered the issue on attaching a judge of the local court to another court of the same level in other area.

The Commission considered the issue of providing recommendations to candidates for the post of judge for the first time
The Commission considered the issue of providing recommendations to candidates for the post of judge for the first time
August 20, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 18 August 2015, it addressed the issue of providing recommendations to candidates for post of judge of local courts of general jurisdiction

The Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Evaluation of Judges has been submitted to the Council of Judges of Ukraine
The Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Evaluation of Judges has been submitted to the Council of Judges of Ukraine
August 20, 2015

Upon the results of the consensus meeting on approval of the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Evaluation of Judges, held on 14 - 15 August 2015, on 18 August 2015 at the premises of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine there was decided to submit this document to the Council of Judges of Ukraine.

The Commission removed the judges from their office
The Commission removed the judges from their office
August 20, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 18 August 2015, upon the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission has decided to remove 2 judges from the office and to extend the removal from the office of 1 judge.

The consensus meeting on approval of the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges has begun its work
The consensus meeting on approval of the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges has begun its work
August 18, 2015

The consensus meeting on approval of the Procedure and Methodology of Qualification Assessment of Judges has begun its work in the premises of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on 13 August 2015.

Ours are defending Ukraine
Ours are defending Ukraine
August 12, 2015

The lead specialist of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Mr Dmytro Bondar was called up for military service.

Mr Sergii Koziakov: the Commission is satisfied by cooperation with the USAID FAIR Justice Project
Mr Sergii Koziakov: the Commission is satisfied by cooperation with the USAID FAIR Justice Project
August 12, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with Mr David Vaughn, Chief of Party of USAID FAIR Justice Project on 7 August 2015.

Mr Sergii Koziakov held personal reception of citizens
Mr Sergii Koziakov held personal reception of citizens
August 12, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held personal reception of citizens on 3 August 2015.

Despite the period of vacations the Commission is working in a stable regime
Despite the period of vacations the Commission is working in a stable regime
August 7, 2015

Despite the vacation period the High Qualification Commission of Judges Ukraine keeps stably serve in the manner, prescribed by the law.

Announcement of time and venue for the Congress of Judges and the beginning of documents receipt from candidates to be voted into the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
Announcement of time and venue for the Congress of Judges and the beginning of documents receipt from candidates to be voted into the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
August 6, 2015

XIII Congress of Judges of Ukraine, at which the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will be elected, will be held on 24-25 September 2015 (with a backup date of 26 September 2015).

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission met with initiative group of representatives of candidates for the post of judge for the first time
Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission met with initiative group of representatives of candidates for the post of judge for the first time
August 4, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission met with Mr Volodymyr Kotvytskyi, Mrs Hanna Maricheva, Mrs Olha Prymak-Berezovska, Mr Yevhen Synelnykov, Mr Vadym Smitiuh, Mr Oleh Fedorov and Mr Pavlo Chernikov, initiative group of representatives of judicial candidates for the first time on 31 July 2015. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Commission Secretariat Mr Oleksandr Bystrushkin, Mrs Olha Lisova and Mr Roman Palii.

The first meeting of the Subcommittee “Justice, Freedom and Security” of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee
The first meeting of the Subcommittee “Justice, Freedom and Security” of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee
July 30, 2015

The first meeting of the “Justice, Freedom and Security” Subcommittee of the Association Committee formed by the decision of the Association Council under the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union together with its Member States was held in Kiev on 23-24 July 2015.

Scholars provide advices on qualification evaluation of judges
Scholars provide advices on qualification evaluation of judges
July 30, 2015

During the meeting with the Candidate of Psychological Sciences Mr Yurii Irkhin on 24 July 2015, the officers of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine discussed the personal component in the initial evaluation of the judges’ qualification.

The Commission examined the issue of the removal/extension of judges
The Commission examined the issue of the removal/extension of judges
July 16, 2015

On July 10, 2015 at the joint meeting of the Disciplinary and Qualification Chambers of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was decided to remove 3 judges from offices and extend the suspension of function of 1 judge according to the requests of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

The Commission made recommendations for 3 candidates for the post of judge for the first time
The Commission made recommendations for 3 candidates for the post of judge for the first time
July 16, 2015

The meeting of the Qualification Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was held on July 10, 2015. According to the results of the competitive selection was decided to provide recommendations for the appointment of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction.

The monthly meeting of Donors and Project Implementers
The monthly meeting of Donors and Project Implementers
July 10, 2015

The representatives of the Commission took part in the monthly meetings of donors and executors of Projects / Programs aimed at introducing the rule of Law in Ukraine organized by USAID FAIR Justice Project held on July 8, 2015.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
July 10, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on July 8, 2015 the case on holding the judges disciplinary matters was considered.

The Commission launched a new cooperation with the Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe
The Commission launched a new cooperation with the Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe
July 10, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission met Mr. Markus Jaeger, Deputy Special Advisor to Council of Europe's Secretary General for Ukraine, Adviser of the joint Project of the EU and Council of Europe «Consolidation of Justice Sector Policy Development in Ukraine».

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine opened disciplinary proceedings against 6 judges
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine opened disciplinary proceedings against 6 judges
July 10, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on July 2, 2015 the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was opened.

The Commission opened disciplinary matters against 7 judges
The Commission opened disciplinary matters against 7 judges
July 10, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on July 1, 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
July 9, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on June 30 to July 1, 2015 the issue on making the disciplinary responsibility of judges was considered.


The members of the Commission of the Congress of representatives of higher law schools and scientific institutions were elected
The members of the Commission of the Congress of representatives of higher law schools and scientific institutions were elected
July 9, 2015

The members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine were elected at the Congress of representatives of higher law schools and scientific institutions held on June 30, 2015 in Kyiv.

Congratulations with the Day of Constitution of Ukraine
Congratulations with the Day of Constitution of Ukraine
July 9, 2015

We congratulate you all with the national special Day of Constitution!

The Commission started to make recommendations for candidates for the post of judge for the first time
The Commission started to make recommendations for candidates for the post of judge for the first time
July 9, 2015

The meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took place on June 26, 2015. According to the results of the competitive selection decision on applicants to provide recommendations for the appointment of judges of local courts of general jurisdiction 4 judges received the recommendations.

The Commission considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility
The Commission considered the issue of bringing judges to disciplinary responsibility
July 9, 2015

The issue on making the disciplinary responsibility of judges was considered at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on June 25, 2015.

Conflict of interest in the activities of judges
Conflict of interest in the activities of judges
July 9, 2015

The representatives of the Commission took part in the round table on "Conflict of interest in the activities of judges: definition, types and solutions", which was organized by USAID "Fair justice" in cooperation with the Project of European Union "Support for Justice Reforms in Ukraine" held on June 25, 2015.

Discussion of the draft order and methodology for the qualification evaluation of judges
Discussion of the draft order and methodology for the qualification evaluation of judges
July 9, 2015

The Commission discussed the draft project and methodologies of qualification evaluation of judges on June 24, 2015.

The Commission extended the suspension from office of 6 judges
The Commission extended the suspension from office of 6 judges
July 9, 2015

It was decided to extend the suspension from office of 6 judges according to the petition of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on June 24, 2015.

The Commission decided to issue an attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas
The Commission decided to issue an attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas
July 8, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on June 24, 2015 was considered to match local judges to another court of the same level in another area.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters: 2 reprimands, 2 warnings
The Commission considered disciplinary matters: 2 reprimands, 2 warnings
July 8, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on June 23, 2015, the issue on making the disciplinary responsibility of judges was considered.

Working visit of representatives of Ukrainian judiciary to the Council of Europe
Working visit of representatives of Ukrainian judiciary to the Council of Europe
July 8, 2015

Ukrainian delegation with a working visit visited Strasbourg in order to discuss the process of judicial reform in Ukraine in the framework of the Council of Europe Project «Support to the reform of judicial responsibility in Ukraine» held from 16 to 18 June 2015.

Opening of a new project of the Council of Europe in the field of justice
Opening of a new project of the Council of Europe in the field of justice
July 8, 2015

Representatives of the Commission took part in the official opening of the new Council of Europe Project «Consolidation of Justice Sector Policy Development in Ukraine», financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe held on June 19, 2015.

Chairman of the Commission attended the opening of training for Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of Courts of Appeal
Chairman of the Commission attended the opening of training for Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of Courts of Appeal
July 8, 2015

The preparation of training of Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of Court of Appeal of the city Kyiv and Courts of the Kyiv oblasts, Appeal Administrative Courts and Appeal Commercial Courts conducted by the National School of Judges of Ukraine started on June 22, 2015.

Announcement
Announcement
July 2, 2015

The Commission’s meeting scheduled for 19 June 2015 was not held due to temporary incapacity to labour of a member of the Commission.

Announcement
Announcement
July 2, 2015

The Commission’s meeting scheduled for 18 June 2015 was not held due to temporary incapacity to labour of a member of the Commission.

Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time who applied to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to participate in the competition for occupation of the vacant post of judge of the local court of general jurisdiction
Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time who applied to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to participate in the competition for occupation of the vacant post of judge of the local court of general jurisdiction
July 2, 2015

Among the candidates for the post of judge for the first time, 409 persons, included in the reserve list expressed a desire to participate in competition on occupying the vacant post of judge announced by the decision of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine as of 14 May 2015.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered disciplinary matters
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered disciplinary matters
July 2, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on 17 June 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission met with Mr Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights
Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission met with Mr Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights
July 2, 2015

As a part of working visit to Strasbourg, Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with Mr Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights on 16 June 2015.

The Chairman of the Commission will have a working visit to Strasbourg
The Chairman of the Commission will have a working visit to Strasbourg
July 2, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will have a working visit to Strasbourg in the period of 16-18 June 2015.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters: 1 reprimand, 2 warnings
The Commission considered disciplinary matters: 1 reprimand, 2 warnings
July 1, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on 9 June 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The Commission decided the issue on attachment of district judges to another court of the same level in other area
The Commission decided the issue on attachment of district judges to another court of the same level in other area
July 1, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 9 June 2015, was decided the issue on attachment of district judges to another court of the same level in other area.

Upon the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to extend the removal of two judges from the office
Upon the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to extend the removal of two judges from the office
July 1, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 8 June 2015, upon the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to extend the removal of two judges from the office.

The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in a selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in a selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
July 1, 2015

On 26 May 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the schedule and term for accepting the documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in the selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term.

Research Report on qualification requirements for candidates to occupy the post of judge was presented
Research Report on qualification requirements for candidates to occupy the post of judge was presented
July 1, 2015

On 8 June 2015 a round table with presenting the Research Report on qualification requirements for candidates to occupy the post of judge was held at premisies of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

Judicial reform: strategic planning and further steps
Judicial reform: strategic planning and further steps
June 26, 2015

On 15 June 2015 the Supreme Court of Ukraine held a conference on "Judicial reform: strategic planning and further steps." At the event the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was represented  by Mr Mykola Patriuk, Deputy Chairman of the Commission, Mr Stanislav Shchotka, Secretary of the Commission, Mr Yurii Titov, Commission member , Mr Andrii Vasylenko, Advisor to the Chairman of the Commission and Mrs Polina Kazakevych, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Commission.

The meeting of the Commission and representatives of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”
The meeting of the Commission and representatives of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”
June 26, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with Mr Virgilijus Valančius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”. The meeting was also attended by Mr Stanislav Shchotka, Secretary of the Commission and Mrs Yulia Zemlytska and Mr Oleksandr Pavlenko, national experts of the Project.

Congratulations on election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the High Council of Justice
Congratulations on election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the High Council of Justice
June 26, 2015

Dear Ihor Mykhailovych and Oleksii Valentynovych!

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
June 25, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on 5 June 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered disciplinary matters
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered disciplinary matters
June 25, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on 4 June 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

Information regarding the recommendation of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to elect Mrs Iryna Yukhno and  Mr Oleksii Rudiuk for the post of judge for a lifetime term
Information regarding the recommendation of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine to elect Mrs Iryna Yukhno and Mr Oleksii Rudiuk for the post of judge for a lifetime term
June 25, 2015

In connection to the news in the mass media of Ukraine regarding the preparing by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine of the documents in respect of judges  Mrs Iryna Yukhno and  Mr Oleksii Rudiuk, the Commission reports the following.

The meeting with new member of the High Council of Justice
The meeting with new member of the High Council of Justice
June 25, 2015

The representatives of the Commission took part in the monthly meeting of donors with executors of projects aimed at introducing the rule of law principle in Ukraine, organized on 3 June 2015 by the USAID FAIR Justice Project.

The issue on integration of the HQCJU with the HCJ was discussed
The issue on integration of the HQCJU with the HCJ was discussed
June 22, 2015

In the framework of the EU Project «Support to reform the judicial responsibility in Ukraine», today, on 3 June 2015, the final meeting of national experts of the project on cooperation with the HQCJU was held.

The management of the Commission met with the representatives of the NGO Maidan - Public Control
The management of the Commission met with the representatives of the NGO Maidan - Public Control
June 22, 2015

On 2 June 2015 Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr Stanislav Shchotka,  Secretary of the Commission met with Mr Viktor Kolbantsev, Chairman of NGO “Maidan - Public control” and other activists of this organization.

The list of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the congress of representatives of law schools and scientific institutions
The list of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the congress of representatives of law schools and scientific institutions
June 22, 2015

Under Article 103 paragraph 7 of the Law of Ukraine on Judiciary and Status of Judges the Secretariat of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announces that the reception of documents of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the congress of representatives of law schools and scientific institutions will be finished on 31 May 2015.

The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
June 22, 2015

On 26 May 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the schedule and term for accepting the documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in the selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term.

Workshop on Current Issues of Gender Policy
Workshop on Current Issues of Gender Policy
June 22, 2015

During the period of 25-26 May 2015 the USAID FAIR Justice Project together with USAID Program “RADA: responsibility, accountability and democratic parliamentary representation” and with the assistance of the Parliament of Ukraine and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of Ukraine held a seminar on "Current issues of gender policy."

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
June 22, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on 28 May 2015 the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

2 judges were removed from the office by the Commission
2 judges were removed from the office by the Commission
June 18, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 28 May 2015, upon the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine the Commission decided to extend the removal from the office of two judges.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was decided the issue on attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was decided the issue on attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas
June 30, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on 28 May 2015, was decided the issue on attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas.

The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
June 18, 2015

On 26 May 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the schedule and term for accepting the documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in the selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term.

The visit of Ukrainian delegation to the Republic of Lithuania
The visit of Ukrainian delegation to the Republic of Lithuania
June 18, 2015

In framework of cooperation with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” Ukrainian delegation consisting of representatives of the High Council of Judges of Ukraine and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania from the period of 18 to 24 May 2015.

Within the cooperation between the Commission and the USAID FAIR Justice Project the issue on implementation of joint actions was discussed
Within the cooperation between the Commission and the USAID FAIR Justice Project the issue on implementation of joint actions was discussed
June 18, 2015

At the working meeting, which took place on 27 May 2015, the implementation of the action plan in framework of cooperation between the Commission and the USAID FAIR Justice Project was discussed.

The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 5 judges
The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 5 judges
June 17, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on 26 May 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The Chairman of the Commission met with the People’s Deputies of Ukraine
The Chairman of the Commission met with the People’s Deputies of Ukraine
June 17, 2015

On 26 May 2015 Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with Mr Igor Aleksieiev, Mr Andrii Pomazanov and Mr Dmytro Storozhuk, People’s Deputies of Ukraine upon their request.

The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
The schedule and term for accepting documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term, were approved
June 17, 2015

On 26 May 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the schedule and term for accepting the documents by the Secretariat of the Commission from candidates, who apply to participate in the selection for a post of judge for a lifetime term.

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission held personal reception of citizens
Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission held personal reception of citizens
June 11, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a personal reception of citizens on May 25, 2015.

The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 15 judges
The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 15 judges
June 11, 2015

At the meeting of The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on 22 May 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time who decided to participate in the competition for occupation of a vacant post of judge announced on May 14, 2015
Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time who decided to participate in the competition for occupation of a vacant post of judge announced on May 14, 2015
June 11, 2015

In accordance with the Article 73 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and Status of Judges of Ukraine”, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the general procedure for filing applications for the competition for judicial position by candidates and the conditions of its implementation.

4 judges received warnings from the Commission
4 judges received warnings from the Commission
June 11, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on May 21, 2015 the issue on opening the disciplinary proceedings was considered.

Round table on "The role of attorney in disciplinary proceedings against judges"
Round table on "The role of attorney in disciplinary proceedings against judges"
June 8, 2015

Mr Mykhailo Makarchuk, Secretary of the Disciplinary Chamber of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the round table "The role of attorney in disciplinary proceedings against judges" was held on May 20, 2015.

New procedure for consideration of disciplinary complaints by the Commission
New procedure for consideration of disciplinary complaints by the Commission
June 8, 2015

On 20 May 2015 Mr Sergiy Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a working meeting with Ms Lidiya Izovitova, Chairman of the National Association of Advocates of Ukraine and the Council of Advocates of Ukraine.

Attention of candidates for the post of judge for a lifetime term
Attention of candidates for the post of judge for a lifetime term
June 8, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved the Regulations on the Procedure of Filing Documents, Preparation and Consideration by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine the Issue of Recommending Candidate for Election of Judge for a Lifetime Term on May 19, 2015.

The officials of the Secretariat of the Commission attended the conference "Strengthening the capacity of the judiciary in Eastern Europe"
The officials of the Secretariat of the Commission attended the conference "Strengthening the capacity of the judiciary in Eastern Europe"
June 8, 2015

On 11-15 May 2015 Ukrainian delegation took part in the conference “Strengthening the capacity of the judiciary in Eastern Europe", held in Bucharest (Romania). The event was held with the support of the USAID FAIR Justice Project and the Expert Forum of Romania under the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.

The working visit of Ukrainian delegation to Canada
The working visit of Ukrainian delegation to Canada
June 8, 2015

On 5-16 May 2015 the delegation of Ukraine visited Canada in the framework of cooperation with Ukrainian-Canadian project "Education of Judges for economic development" of the "Pre-trial Settlement of Disputes" component, implemented by the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada.

7 judges were dismissed
7 judges were dismissed
June 2, 2015

At the meeting of High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on the 19th of May 2015, it was decided to dismiss 7 judges on the basis of the request of the Prosecutor- General of Ukraine.

The Chairman of the Commission met with the representative of the IMF
The Chairman of the Commission met with the representative of the IMF
June 2, 2015

On 18 May 2015 the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Sergei Koziakov held a meeting with the senior legal consultant of the International Monetary Fund Sebastian Pompe.

The Commission made recommendations to transfer judges to another court
The Commission made recommendations to transfer judges to another court
June 2, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 14th of May 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended to transfer judges to another court.

Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy
Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy
June 2, 2015

On 14 May 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved

Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy (updated on 18 May 2015)
Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy (updated on 18 May 2015)
June 2, 2015

On 14 May 2015 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced a competition to occupy a judicial vacancy of the local court of general jurisdiction among the candidates for the post of judge for the first time, enrolled to the reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy. The full text of announcement and the courts with free judicial vacancies are available on the official web-site of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and in the newspaper "Voice of Ukraine" of 16 May 2015 № 85 (6089).

Experts from Lithuania reported on conflicts of interest in the activities of judges
Experts from Lithuania reported on conflicts of interest in the activities of judges
May 15, 2015

Mr Virgilijus Valančius, Team Leader of the Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» and Artūras Driukas Expert from Lithuania, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Lithuania with representatives of the Secretariat of the Commission as part of the EU Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» held a working meeting on May 14, 2015.

The list of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the Congress of Advocates of Ukraine
The list of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the Congress of Advocates of Ukraine
May 15, 2015

According to the seventh part of Article 103 of the Law of Ukraine «On the Judicial System and Status of Judges» the Secretariat of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announces that it was completed the reception of documents of candidates for appointment to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine by the Congress of Advocates of Ukraine on May 12, 2015.

The Commission continues to examine international experience of the qualification evaluation of judges
The Commission continues to examine international experience of the qualification evaluation of judges
May 15, 2015

Mr. Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission and the representative of the National Judicial Institute (NJI) were held the working meeting on May 13, 2015.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was decided the issue on attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine was decided the issue on attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas
May 14, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, held on May 12, 2015 was decided the issue on attachment of local judges to another court of the same level in other areas.

Congress of representatives of legal institutions of learning and scientific institutions will be on June 30, 2015
Congress of representatives of legal institutions of learning and scientific institutions will be on June 30, 2015
May 14, 2015

According to the Article 103 of the Law of Ukraine «On the Judicial System and Status of Judges» in the newspaper «Voice of Ukraine» was published an official announcement of the time and place of the conference.

The announcement of the competition for judges in deciding to transfer to another court
The announcement of the competition for judges in deciding to transfer to another court
May 14, 2015

According to the decision of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine of May 6, 2015 for the vacancy for the judicial post a competition among the judges who have submitted requests for the transfer for a judicial post in another court before the entry into force of the Law of Ukraine « On Ensuring the Right to Fair Trial» will be on May 14, 2015. The notice of competition will held to fill vacancies in the following courts:

Reform of the judiciary: Council of Europe advises Ukrainian colleagues
Reform of the judiciary: Council of Europe advises Ukrainian colleagues
May 6, 2015

The Commission took part in the third meeting of the working group of the EU Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» held on April 28, 2015 in Kyiv.

The announcement of the date and venue of the Congress of Lawyers and the beginning of taking up documents of candidates for the election as member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
The announcement of the date and venue of the Congress of Lawyers and the beginning of taking up documents of candidates for the election as member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine
April 30, 2015

Congress of Advocates of Ukraine, where will be elected a member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will take place on June 12-13, 2015.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and foreign experts discussed international experience of Judicial Performance Evaluation
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and foreign experts discussed international experience of Judicial Performance Evaluation
April 30, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine in cooperation with the USAID/FAIR Project, the EU Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) were held an international seminar on «Judicial Performance Evaluation» on 24 April 2015.

Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy
Attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy
April 29, 2015

For the attention of candidates for the post of judge for the first time, staying in reserve to occupy a judicial vacancy.

Workshop on Judicial Performance Evaluation
Workshop on Judicial Performance Evaluation
April 29, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine in cooperation with the USAID/FAIR Project, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) held an international seminar on "Judicial Performance Evaluation" on 24 April 2015.

The Commission considered judges to disciplinary responsibility
The Commission considered judges to disciplinary responsibility
April 29, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place the 12th April 2015 the question to open the disciplinary proceedings was considered.

A meeting of the Commission and the Council of Judges of Ukraine was held
A meeting of the Commission and the Council of Judges of Ukraine was held
April 27, 2015

It was continued to discuss project of the regulations on conducting the judicial dossier at the Commission on April 23, 2015.

There was discussed the draft regulation on the procedure of conducting the judicial dossier
There was discussed the draft regulation on the procedure of conducting the judicial dossier
April 27, 2015

The regular meeting of the working group on the position of the operation of the judicial file passed to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine April 22, 2015.

The Commission granted the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine: 4 judges were dismiss
The Commission granted the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine: 4 judges were dismiss
April 23, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on April 22, 2015 it was decided to dismiss 4 judges on the basis of the request of the Prosecutor- General of Ukraine.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
April 23, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered the refusal to open disciplinary proceedings held on April 21, 2015.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered disciplinary matters
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered disciplinary matters
April 23, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on April 16, 2015 the case on refusing to open the disciplinary proceedings was considered.

6 judges removed from office based on the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine
6 judges removed from office based on the request of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine
April 20, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held on April 15, 2015 it was decided to dismiss 6 judges based on the basic of the request of the Prosecutor-General of Ukraine.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
April 20, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place the 12th April 2015 the case on refusing to open the disciplinary proceedings was considered.

Greetings with the Easter holiday
Greetings with the Easter holiday
April 14, 2015

Dear Colleagues!

Announcement
Announcement
April 14, 2015

For the attention of judges of local general courts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and judges of local and appeal courts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city Sevastopol.

Announcement
Announcement
April 8, 2015

For the attention of judges who appealed statements to the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine on transferring to another court.


The Commission is working on developing of the regulations on conducting the judicial dossier
The Commission is working on developing of the regulations on conducting the judicial dossier
April 8, 2015

The session of the working group on developing of the regulations on conducting the judicial dossier was held on April 3, 2015. The meeting was attended by representatives of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, the Council of Judges of Ukraine, the National School of Judges of Ukraine, international and national experts.

Announcement
Announcement
April 8, 2015

For the attention of judges of local general courts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and judges of local and appellate courts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city Sevastopol.

USAID FAIR Justice Project conducted the Rule of Law Donors and Implementers Meeting
USAID FAIR Justice Project conducted the Rule of Law Donors and Implementers Meeting
April 8, 2015

The representatives of the Commission took part in the monthly meetings of Rule of Law Donors and Implementers Meeting, which was organized by Justice Project (FAIR) on April 1, 2015.

The Commission is working on the implementation of the new legislation on the assessment of judges
The Commission is working on the implementation of the new legislation on the assessment of judges
April 6, 2015

The first organizational meeting of the working group on the implementation of the system of evaluation of judges was held on March 31, 2015 in the premises of the Commission.

The ceremony of the oath rite of judges was held
The ceremony of the oath rite of judges was held
April 6, 2015

The Administration of the President of Ukraine held a ceremony of the oath rite of judges with the participation of Mr Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine on March 31, 2015.

Experts of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ) visited the Commission
Experts of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ) visited the Commission
April 2, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a meeting with representatives of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ).

Collaboration between the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Interim Commission for verification judges of courts of general jurisdiction
Collaboration between the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Interim Commission for verification judges of courts of general jurisdiction
April 2, 2015

The members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the Interim Commission for verification judges of courts of general jurisdiction discussed the issues concerning disciplinary practices during the meeting held on March 31, 2015.

Commission approved the personal composition of the Qualification and Disciplinary Chambers
Commission approved the personal composition of the Qualification and Disciplinary Chambers
April 1, 2015

The first meeting of the Commission after went into effect the Law of Ukraine «On the right to a fair trial» was held on March 30, 2015.

Council of Europe experts participated in working groups within the Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine»
Council of Europe experts participated in working groups within the Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine»
April 1, 2015

The first meeting of the working groups of the Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» was held on March 27, 2015 in the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine. The topic of discussion was the implementation of the new legislation on judicial discipline and discuss concepts establish a single authority responsible for the formation of the judiciary.

The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 9 judges
The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 9 judges
April 1, 2015

At the meeting of The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on the 26th Mars 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

There was a second meeting of the working group and a round table within a framework of the Council of Europe Project «Support to reform the judicial responsibility in Ukraine»
There was a second meeting of the working group and a round table within a framework of the Council of Europe Project «Support to reform the judicial responsibility in Ukraine»
April 1, 2015

The second session of the working group of the Project «Support to reform the judicial responsibility in Ukraine» was held on March 24, 2015.

The Commission decided to send documents with recommendations to the President of Ukraine to transfer judges to another court and made recommendations for election judges for an unlimited term
The Commission decided to send documents with recommendations to the President of Ukraine to transfer judges to another court and made recommendations for election judges for an unlimited term
April 1, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 25th of March 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended to transfer judges to another court.

Mr Vladyslav Obremko, the judge of  Makarov District Court of Kyiv oblast was dismissed
Mr Vladyslav Obremko, the judge of Makarov District Court of Kyiv oblast was dismissed
March 27, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 25th of March 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine considered to dismiss a judge from the post.

The Commission decided to send a recommendation to the High Council of Justice to dismiss 3 judges
The Commission decided to send a recommendation to the High Council of Justice to dismiss 3 judges
March 25, 2015

At the meeting which took place on the 24th of March 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended transferring judges to another court and appointing judges for an unlimited term
High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended transferring judges to another court and appointing judges for an unlimited term
March 25, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 23th of March 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended to transfer judges to another court.

Association agreement: for all and sundry
Association agreement: for all and sundry
March 24, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission attended the conference on «The Association Agreement for everyone» was held on March 20, 2015 in Kiev.

An international judicial forum
An international judicial forum
March 24, 2015

The III International judicial forum was held in the Supreme Court of Ukraine on March 19-20, 2015. The topic of this year's event is "Judicial Reform in Ukraine: European vector" is organized by newspaper "Legal Practice", the Supreme Court of Ukraine, EU Project "Support to Reform Justice in Ukraine" Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.

The Commission and the National School of Judges of Ukraine discussed the methodology of initial qualification evaluation of judges
The Commission and the National School of Judges of Ukraine discussed the methodology of initial qualification evaluation of judges
March 24, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and the National School of Judges of Ukraine held a working meeting on March 18, 2015. The participants shared their views on the methodological support of initial qualification evaluation of judges.

The Commission recommended appointing for an unlimited term
The Commission recommended appointing for an unlimited term
March 24, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 13th of March 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended appointing judges for an unlimited term.

Announcement
Announcement
March 24, 2015

Attention for judges, invitees and representatives of the media to attend the meeting of the Commission on March 12, 2015.

A two-day training seminar for judges of western regions of Ukraine «The pre-trial settlement of disputes by means of a judge»
A two-day training seminar for judges of western regions of Ukraine «The pre-trial settlement of disputes by means of a judge»
March 24, 2015

A two-day training seminar for judges of local and administrative courts of Volyn, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernivtsi oblast was held on the 10-11of March, 2015 in Lviv in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian project “Judicial Education for Economic Growth”.

International Organization of development rights (IDLO) examines the prospects for cooperation with the Commission
International Organization of development rights (IDLO) examines the prospects for cooperation with the Commission
March 18, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with a delegation of the International Organization of development rights (IDLO), led by Mr. William Paton, Special Envoy on March 5, 2015.

Guidance of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine discussed joint action plan with the representatives of the Judicial Council of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine
Guidance of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine discussed joint action plan with the representatives of the Judicial Council of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine
March 18, 2015

The first working meeting of discussing plans for joint activities of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the Council of Judges of Ukraine and the State Judicial Administration was held on March 6, 2015.

Celebration with Women’s Day
Celebration with Women’s Day
March 17, 2015

Dear women!

The limiting of the rights to peaceful assembly of judges should be based on international judicial practice
The limiting of the rights to peaceful assembly of judges should be based on international judicial practice
March 17, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, the members of the Commission, Advisor of the Chairman and disciplinary inspectors met with Mr Volodymyr Butkevych, Member of the Constitutional Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 5, 2015.

ХI UBA Annual Legal Forum Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine
ХI UBA Annual Legal Forum Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine
March 5, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine attended ХI UBA Annual Legal Forum Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine which was held on February 27, 2015.

The Commission learned from international experience of selection of judges and disciplinary practices
The Commission learned from international experience of selection of judges and disciplinary practices
March 5, 2015

A two-day workshop "Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment" was ended.

The results of the first day of the workshop Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment
The results of the first day of the workshop Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment
March 5, 2015

The first day's workshop Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment was held on February 19, 2015.

Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment
Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment
March 2, 2015

The Commission in partnership with USAID FAIR Justice Project carried the workshop on «Judicial Selection and Discipline: Achievements, Experience and Activity of the High Qualification Commission in the New Environment», which was held for two days (19-20 February 2015).

The official opening of the EU Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine»
The official opening of the EU Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine»
February 25, 2015

The official opening of the Council of Europe project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» was held on February 18, 2015. One of the key partners in the project activity is the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

The Commission is launching disciplinary proceedings against 6 judges that passed judgments against the activists of «Euromaidan».
The Commission is launching disciplinary proceedings against 6 judges that passed judgments against the activists of «Euromaidan».
February 18, 2015

At the meeting of The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on the 10th February 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The Commission considered disciplinary matters
The Commission considered disciplinary matters
February 18, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on the 12th February 2015 the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The Commission approved an updated structure and a stuff size of the employees of the National School of Judges of Ukraine
The Commission approved an updated structure and a stuff size of the employees of the National School of Judges of Ukraine
February 18, 2015

On the 6 of February, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted a working meeting of members of the Commission with the administration of the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJU).

The Commission recommended the High Council of Justice to dismiss the judge
The Commission recommended the High Council of Justice to dismiss the judge
February 18, 2015

At the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on the 5th of February 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

The meeting of grantors and executors of projects in the rule of law is held
The meeting of grantors and executors of projects in the rule of law is held
February 9, 2015

USAID Project “Fair Justice” held a monthly meeting on February 4th 2015 with the international aid projects representatives in the sphere of strengthening of the rule of law participating.

The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 9 judges
The Commission launching disciplinary proceedings against 9 judges
February 9, 2015

At the meeting of The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine which took place on the 3th February 2015, the case on holding the judges disciplinary liable was considered.

For the attention of the judges of the local courts of general jurisdiction of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast
For the attention of the judges of the local courts of general jurisdiction of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast
February 9, 2015

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine continue to receive the applications from the judges of the local courts and appeal courts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast, concerning the question about the transfer of the judge to another courts.

3 judges were dismissed
3 judges were dismissed
February 9, 2015

At the meeting of High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, which took place on the 29th of January 2015, it was decided to dismiss 3 judges on the basis of the request of the Prosecutor- General of Ukraine.

The Commission recommended appointing 53 judges for an unlimited term
The Commission recommended appointing 53 judges for an unlimited term
February 9, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 29th of January 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended appointing 53 judges for an unlimited term.

The Commission recommended appointing 47 judges for an unlimited term
The Commission recommended appointing 47 judges for an unlimited term
February 9, 2015

At the meeting, which took place on the 30th of January 2015, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine recommended appointing 47 judges for an unlimited term.

Controversial legislation hinders the improvement of the judiciary work
Controversial legislation hinders the improvement of the judiciary work
January 31, 2015

The biggest obstacle in improving the judicial system is controversial legislation, and the willingness of the parties to a dispute to receive a positive award through corruption. These results of the survey were announced at the round table «Evaluation of the judicial system of Ukraine».

The ordinary meeting with the members of the Commission, the direction of the Council of Judges of Ukraine, Chairman of the SJA and the chairmen of the high specialized courts
The ordinary meeting with the members of the Commission, the direction of the Council of Judges of Ukraine, Chairman of the SJA and the chairmen of the high specialized courts
January 31, 2015

On the 27th of January, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine hosted an ordinary meeting on the implementation of justice in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk.

The European Union is ready to provide expert support for the Commission
The European Union is ready to provide expert support for the Commission
January 17, 2015

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the Commission held an introductory meeting with Mr Virgilijus Valančius, Expert of the European Union Project «Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine» on January 16, 2014.

The cooperation between Ukraine and Canada within the framework of reforming the Ukrainian judicial system
The cooperation between Ukraine and Canada within the framework of reforming the Ukrainian judicial system
January 17, 2015

January 15, 2015 Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with Mr Oleg Shakov, Director of the International Programs Division of the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada and Mr Igor Osyka, Manager of the project “Judicial Education for Economic Growth”

The Commission will continue to cooperate with USAID FAIR Justice Project
The Commission will continue to cooperate with USAID FAIR Justice Project
December 30, 2014

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr David Vaughn, Chief of Party of USAID FAIR Justice Project signed a protocol on cooperation on December 29, 2014.

The Commission made recommendations concerning the transfer of judges to another court
The Commission made recommendations concerning the transfer of judges to another court
December 30, 2014

On December 25, 26 and 27 2014 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it was decided to transfer judges to another court.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv agreed to encourage further cooperation
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv agreed to encourage further cooperation
December 25, 2014

The Commission concluded a cooperation agreement with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv on December 24, 2014.

The meeting of the Scientific and Methodological Council of the National School of Judges of Ukraine was held on December 23, 2014
The meeting of the Scientific and Methodological Council of the National School of Judges of Ukraine was held on December 23, 2014
December 25, 2014

The meeting was attended by Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Mr Mykhailo Makarchuk, the member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.

A member of the Commission under the quota of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights was appointed
A member of the Commission under the quota of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights was appointed
December 23, 2014

Mrs Tetiana Veselska, the judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine was appointed as a member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine according to the order of Mrs Valeriia Lutkovska, the Commissioner on Human Right on December 19, 2014.

The closing meeting of the Supervisory Council of the Project
The closing meeting of the Supervisory Council of the Project
December 23, 2014

Mr Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine took part in the closing meeting of the Project of CoE «Strengthening the independence, efficiency and professionalism of the judiciary in Ukraine» on December 22, 2014.

Representatives of State Court Administration of Ukraine, High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Council of Judges of Ukraine took part in today’s working meeting
Representatives of State Court Administration of Ukraine, High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and Council of Judges of Ukraine took part in today’s working meeting
December 22, 2014

The meeting took place on December 17, 2014 in the Commission and was dedicated to issues of ensuring the transfer of judges from the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone.

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will continue to cooperate with the National Judicial Institute of Canada (NJI)
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine will continue to cooperate with the National Judicial Institute of Canada (NJI)
December 19, 2014

Sergii Koziakov, Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held an introductory meeting with Donald Chiasson, NJI’s Legal and Education Director on December 14, 2014.

The Chairman of the Commission and representatives of the Council of Europe discussed the amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and status of judges"
The Chairman of the Commission and representatives of the Council of Europe discussed the amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and status of judges"
December 18, 2014

December 17, 2014 Mr Sergii Koziakov, the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine met with Mr Christos Giakoumopoulos, the Director of the Directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe and Mr Vladimir Ristovski, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine.

The Monitoring report of judicial independence in Ukraine was presented
The Monitoring report of judicial independence in Ukraine was presented
December 17, 2014

December 16, 2014 the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Ukraine Mr. Sergii Koziakov took part in the round table "Presentation and discussion of the results of the monitoring of judicial independence in Ukraine."

The members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a briefing for the press
The members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held a briefing for the press
December 17, 2014

December 16, 2014 the members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine held the briefing for the press.

Congratulations of the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with the Day of Court
Congratulations of the Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with the Day of Court
December 16, 2014

The Chairman of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine congratulated judges and judicial employees with their professional holiday.

Information for Judges of Donetska and Luganska oblast
Information for Judges of Donetska and Luganska oblast
December 16, 2014

December 11, 2014 at the meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine it was determined the list of documents for local judges of Donetsk and Lugansk oblast unable to administer justice in the area of the counter-terrorism operation in order to transfer them to other courts:

A new composition of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is formed
A new composition of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is formed
December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 at the Organizational meeting of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine  a new Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary of the Commission were elected.

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