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 At least 5,000 out of 7,000 judges to be dismissed, - Avakov on judicial reform

At least 5,000 out of 7,000 judges will be dismissed under the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of justice approved by the Verkhovna Rada June 2.

Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"At least 5,000 out of 7,000 judges will be dismissed! The courts will be re-established from scratch!!! The old judges will not reflexively bolster into the new judicial system! The judges will be appointed only through the new contests. If someone hasn't still got it, this is a rough summary of the legislative package of the Constitutional amendments and related law supported by the parliament yesterday. Not bad at all. It's perfect!

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He also added that he was proud of "tough, uncompromising stance" of Arsenii Yatseniuk and Andrii Parubii regarding this issue, as well as proficient approach and daily efforts of Pavlo Petrenko and Leonid Yemets to develop the bill.

"All of them and several other colleagues have done a great job to steamroll these truly reform-oriented changes! The laws should be implemented now and this is very important, as the bureaucratic monster of the old corrupt judicial mafia has not yet been slain. This is just the beginning. It is important not to relax and to move forward," Avakov summed up.

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It should be reminded that following the Revolution of Dignity, the Ukrainian authorities undertook to carry out radical changes in the country. The declared reforms included a judiciary reform. In particular, at the end of October 2015, the
Constitutional Commission approved the final version of draft amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice. The Constitutional Court ruled constitutional the bill amending Constitution Feb. 1, 2016. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice in first reading Feb. 2, 2016.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the bill on judicial system and status of judges June 2, 2016. Poroshenko's bill significantly changes the structure of Ukraine's judicial system as well as the procedure for appointing, dismissal, and prosecution of judges. Ukrainian parliament also adopted on second reading and as a whole the amendments to Constitution in terms of justice June 2, 2016.

 
 
 
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