Judicial reform has started in Ukraine: Judicial reform in Ukraine starts today
Politics17:44 Sep. 30, 2016

Judicial reform in Ukraine starts today

The Constitutional amendments for justice as of June 2016 enter into force today

The Constitutional amendments, which were adopted in June this year, come into effect on September 30.

From now on, judicial institutions will be established and closed down by Ukraine's parliament instead of the president. Highly specialized courts will be closed down. There will only be a supreme court left with new judges elected.

Read also: Russian court legitimises Mejlis ban

Salaries for judges must be raised, however, their immunities will be reduced and applied solely during their professional work hours.

The renewed High Council of Justice will authorize detainment, arrest and dismissal of judges. Breaking an oath as a reason for dismissal will be removed from the list.

Read also: Ukraine's President dismissed three judges delivering unjustified decisions during Maidan events

Yesterday, Ukraine's President used grounds to dismiss another 3 judges due to their breaking their oath: Nataliya Volokitina, Taisiya Matiash, and ill-famed Oksana Tsarevych for her biased attitude towards Automaidan activists.

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