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 President and parliament no longer affect appointments in judicial system, - High Qualification Commission of Judges Chief Koziakov

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Under the most recent amendments to the Ukrainian legislation, the president and the parliament of the country have no more influence upon appointments in the judicial system.

This was announced by High Qualification Commission of Judges Chief Serhii Koziakov on air of 5 Channel, Censor.NET reports.

"In accordance with the amendments to the Constitution in the part related to justice, the president and the parliament no longer affect career and personnel movements within the judicial system, and therefore, the president can not influence like he did before," Koziakov said.

The head of the HQCJ also shared his opinion about the recent selection of candidates for the posts of judges in the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

Read more: List of nominees to Supreme Court of Ukraine. DOCUMENT (in Ukrainian)

"I think that the contest is not exemplary, and just according to the law there can be up to 200 judges in the Supreme Court; [but] we announced the competition for 120 [judges] realizing that it is for the first time held in our country, and on this scale for the first time in the world. And therefore there may be nuances, errors in procedures and decisions, so we do not say that the competition is exemplary or a list is exemplary, no. We will be able to say this when we see at least the first thousand decisions of the new Supreme Court," he added.

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As reported, on July 27, the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges named the winners of the contest for 120 positions of judges of the new Supreme Court.
 
 
 
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