On May 26, the last interviews with the candidates for the positions within the new Supreme Court were conducted. In total, 381 candidates were interviewed and 27 of them dropped out of the competition. The Public Integrity Council provided its conclusions concerning 140 out of 381 candidates on their non-compliance with the criteria of integrity and professional ethics. However, the final calculations show that 82% of the PIC’s opinions (on 115 candidates) were not taken into account by the High Qualification Commission of Judges.
Among the entrants for the highest positions within Ukraine’s judicial system there are some explicitly odious candidates whose possible appointment will signify the failure of the whole selection process. In particular:
The final decision on these candidates will be taken by the High Qualification Commission of Judges at the plenary session starting from June 6.