The American Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payette tried to convince the Ukrainian authorities to carry out lustration of corrupt judges and to provide transparency and independence of the judiciary.
According to the Ambassador, a speech which is published on the Internet office of the Embassy of the USA in Kiev, now " Ukrainians do not believe that their judicial system can act."
"According to a recent poll, only Five percent of Ukrainians approve of the work of judges. Five %! For most courts there is no protection For the Residents, and the financial and political interests of the corrupt and powerful structures. We need to eradicate the Soviet legacy, generously fertilized by the influence of the oligarchy for 24 years since independence. To the judicial system of Ukraine act independently and unbiased, " said Pyatt during his speech at the Kyiv school of Economics. According to his vision, To do this, one must do 3 things: to lustrate judges, to increase the independence of the remaining, as well as to ensure responsibility, transparency and integrity of the judicial system." Lustration as long as incomplete. More than a year about the process and corrupt judges until now not fired. Judges until now, with impunity, ignore human rights and demonstrate a disregard for the rule of law, " said Pyatt. Last week, the Venice Commission has supported Ukraine prepared the project of changes in Constitution on judicial reform. It is expected that judicial reform in Ukraine will involve a full reboot of the existing court system by creating a three-tier system of courts. According to this system, a large proportion of cases will be to consider the local courts. The second link is defined appellate courts, the third the Supreme court. In addition, According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, it is assumed the dismissal of 9 thousand Judges. The lustration of power – one of the main requirements of Maidan activists in February 2014 formulated criteria for the selection of members of the " government of national trust ". In October 2014 the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the Law " about the cleansing power ", 16 September 3rd attempt was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. The act entered into force on 16 October 2014. The document provides for the dismissal of bureaucrats who held senior positions during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych (at the same time to send in resignation not be able those currently working in elected positions).