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 High Council of Justice asked to screen about 60 judges

The High Council of Justice has received some 60 requests to vet judges, with most of them remaining in the occupied territory of the Donbas.

This was announced by council's chairman Ihor Benedysiuk, Censor.NET reports referring to Interfax-Ukraine.

"As for the so-called screening materials, we have received about 60 requests. Unfortunately, about 90 percent of them relate to the judges staying in the temporarily occupied territory," Benedysiuk stated, speaking at the Congress of Judges in Kyiv on Thursday.

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According to him, these judges failed to timely submit documents stipulated by Ukraine's legislation, after which the Ministry of Justice filed corresponding submissions to the High Council of Justice.

At the same time, the council has no idea of the current whereabouts of these judges.

About 10 percent of the screening materials relate to former members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges and the High Council of Justice, who held office during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.
 
 
 
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