Ukrainian courts will have no heads
Draft law No. 8342 on the abolition of the posts of courts’ heads and the Council of Judges of Ukraine has been registered in the Parliament
In fact, it is high time. For as long as the judicial system has existed, judges have been subjected to pressure and illegal influence through the heads and deputies. And those small legitimate functions that they perform can be completely divided among themselves by judges-speakers and chiefs of staff.
“For as long as the judicial system has existed, judges have been subjected to pressure and illegal influence through the heads and deputies”
The situation with Ukraine’s Council of Judges is the same. It does not perform important functions at all except for convening and preparing the congress - this can be done by other judicial governance bodies. But the Council of Judges headed by Bohdan Monich has scored 15/10 in slowing down the judiciary process in recent years.
It is symbolic that the draft law was registered on the eve of the Congress of Judges, which should elect 8 members of the High Council of Justice and finally launch its new composition. Of course, its results will also affect the promotion of the draft law.
P.S. By the way, we can see very well the destructive work of some court chairpersons and other former and judicial swaggering officialі on the election of the High Council of Justice.
About the author. Mykhailo Zhernakov, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the DEJURE Foundation.
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