The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko proposes to make the High Council of justice (SCJ) and to give him the range of capabilities of the Verkhovna Rada to appoint the judge to office indefinitely. About it it is reported in the draft law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in regard to justice, which made the head of the Parliament on Wednesday.
"The revised draft law, the constitutional range of capabilities of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and President of Ukraine in the field of justice in Accordance with international standards. Taking into account the comments of experts of the Venice Commission, it is planned to give the range of capabilities of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the process of electing judges in perpetuity to the High Council of justice " - written in an explanatory paper to the law on the Internet representation Happy.
It is also Proposed to abolish the institution "the appointment of judges to the position for the first time" (a five-year, so-called "probationary" period for judges) and to prepare ahead of time that judges will hold office indefinitely, but this does not apply to judges of the constitutional court, which, as before, will be appointed for nine years.
The appointment of judges will be the President on the recommendation of the www. The range of possibilities in relation to retirement of judges and their transfer from one court to another court transferred to the High Council of justice.
VSP will consist of 21 members, 10 of them will choose the Congress of judges of Ukraine from among serving or retired judges. Parliament will have a range of opportunities to elect 2 members of this body.
It is proposed to increase the age and professional qualifications for the candidates for judge and enter the contest the principle of appointment.
the law founded the Institute "functional immunity of the judge" - instead of, which is provided for by the Constitution in the form of absolute immunity. Provided that the judge does not have the ability to be held accountable for its judgement, except for the criminal offence or disciplinary offence. Regarding actions not related to the performance of judicial functions, the judge will be legally responsible to the General procedure.
earlier the press service of Poroshenko reported that the bill will help implement full-scale judicial reform and renewal of the judiciary in Accordance with European standards, to restore confidence of people to judiciary, and to ensuring the proper functioning of the prosecutors, the legal profession and system of execution of court decisions.