Judge Melnychuk, supporter of Euromaidan ban, successfully assessed by qualification commission. PHOTO

The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (VKKS) has found no reasons to deny Volodymyr Melnychuk's lifetime appointment to the post of judge. Melnychuk is known for supporting the court decision prohibiting public rallies in downtown Kyiv in late 2013-early 2014.

Roman Maselko, a lawyer of the relatives of the Heavenly Hundred and Automaidan activist, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Another 'Maidan judge' has passed the assessment by the VKKS and will freely continue to administer 'justice' until retirement and receive higher salary. Not a common judge though, but the one who supported the notorious decision to ban the Maidan protests," Maselko said.

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люстрация евромайдан мельничук вксс
Volodymyr Melnychuk

люстрация евромайдан мельничук вксс
люстрация евромайдан мельничук вксс

According to the lawyer, a temporary special commission decided that Melnychuk should be fired for violating oath of office. A bit later, the activist notes, not only did the Supreme Council of Justice and the VKKS find reasons for punishment but also figured out that Melnychuk met all the three criteria (competence, integrity, ethics), deserved a title of judge and could continue to administer justice.

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"Who's going to argue now that the public opinion will matter during the judicial reform? If the MPs don't amend the law on the Supreme Council of Justice so as to confer real powers to the Public Council, the judicial reform will be just a fiction as well as attempts to clean up the courts with the help of available laws. And it is the president and lawmakers who will be held responsible," Maselko concluded.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p413866