Justice Sector Reforms Newsletter (February-April)

May 2, 2019

Please find attached our February-April newsletter.

Technical assessment of the Unified Judiciary Informational Telecommunication System

April 24, 2019

The main task of the report was to assess present state of UJITS development and its implementation status. The report was launched in March and covers the developments up to April.

Justice Sector Policy Cycle

February 14, 2019

This infographics shows justice sector policy cycle.

Selection and Evaluation of Judges in Ukraine

December 13, 2018

Executive summary

Selection and Evaluation of Judges in Ukraine

November 23, 2018

Following the adoption of the Justice Sector Reform Strategy and Action Plan (JSRSAP) in 2015 and the subsequent constitutional amendments in 2016, the process of the systemic judiciary reset includes an obligatory one-off evaluation (“qualification re-assessment”) of the existing judges to confirm their fitness to continue to exercise their judicial duties. The fact that since 2014 - after the introduction of new procedures of qualification re-assessment - almost 3,000 judges resigned (this amounts to at least 30%, as Ukraine had almost 9,000 judges at the start of the judiciary reset) without waiting for the qualification re-assessment, should be considered among key achievements of the reform. The judiciary reset also involves the selection of new judges, and the creation of new courts. In 2017, following constitutional amendments, Ukraine launched a completely new Supreme Court through open competition. The judiciary reset is being continued in 2018 as more than 6,000 judges and candidates are passing through the selection and devaluation processes run by the High Qualification Commission of Judges (HQCJ).