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Is Ukraine’s new judicial reform a step forward?

On October 16, the Ukrainian parliament approved a bill that cleans up the country’s judicial governance bodies. It was a high priority of the new president. But is it really a step forward? The short answer is more yes than no.

The bill offers several
progressive features based on Ukraine’s experience with the establishment of
the High Anticorruption Court in 2018-2019. Its key goal is to reboot or clean
up judicial governance bodies with the involvement of international experts. It
has some drawbacks, too, which, however, cannot outweigh its positives.

First, the law will
relaunch the High Qualification Commission of Judges (HQCJ), which is the
judicial governance …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council


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