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Press breakfast: Key Risks of the Proposed Draft Amendments to the Constitution On Implementing Independent Judiciary

A press breakfast “Key Risks of the Proposed Draft Amendments to the Constitution On Implementing Independent Judiciary” is scheduled for 9 a.m., August 4, at the office of the Reanimation Package of Reforms initiative (6 Olhynska St., office 21). Experts on the judicial reform, members of the Constitutional Commission, and MPs of Ukraine will talk openly about the current state of the constitutional process. The working language of the event is English.

 

Is the Constitutional Commission planning to develop a scheme of reappointing the judges through a transparent selection procedure and to formalize it in the transitional provisions of the Constitution? Is the President’s Administration going to alleviate its political pressure on courts and judges? Will a new transparent three-level system of courts be created? These and other questions will be answered by the following experts:

 

Oksana Syroyid – Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, member of the Constitutional Commission;  

Leonid Yemets – MP of Ukraine, Deputy Chair of the Committee of Legal Policy and Justice of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, member of the Constitutional Commission.

Mykhailo Zhernakov – judge, expert on the judicial reform of the Reanimation Package of Reforms;

 

The issue concerning introduction of amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine is critical. The confidence in courts and judges is at its lowest level since Ukraine became independent. Only 9% of Ukrainian citizens trust courts fully or partially. Whether Ukraine will become a state of open access to and rule of law, depends on the way the process of judges’ reappointment will be formalized in the Constitution, as well as on success of preventing politicians from pressurizing the judicial branch of power.  

 

Please kindly confirm your participation by sending an email at this address: vtkyrylenko@gmail.com

 

 

For more details please contact: Tetiana Kyrylenko – 050 97 93 596, Andriy Andrushkiv – 096 60959 76.