Stakeholders, Experts and International Donors Discuss Good Practices and Lessons Learned of New Supreme Court Justices’ Selection

The USAID New Justice Program (New Justice) jointly with the High Council of Justice, High Qualification Commission of Judges, EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and Ukrainian-Canadian Project “Support to Judicial Reform” with participation of Council of Europe Project “Support to the Implementation of Judicial Reform in Ukraine” conduct a Conference “Competition to the New Supreme Court: Good Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects”. The conference is aimed at discussing the results and identifying lessons learned in the process of selecting justices for the new Supreme Court in an effort to promote public trust and confidence in the judiciary; identifying legislative and regulatory gaps related to judicial selection and qualifications evaluation processes to ensure the greatest level integrity and objectivity in decision making; discussing ways to improve civil society engagement in judicial selection and qualifications evaluation processes to strengthen judicial transparency and accountability; and identifying needs for making the new Supreme Court fully operational.Representatives of judicial institutions, including the High Qualifications Commission of Judges, High Council of Justice, National School of Judges, Council of Judges, State Judicial Administration, as well as individual judges, judicial candidates to the new Supreme Court, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Presidential Administration, Verkhovna Rada and Cabinet of Ministers, academia, civil society and international donor organizations supporting judicial reform and rule of law in Ukraine participate in the event.

Online streaming record: (October 24, Ukr.), (October 24, Eng.), (October 25, Ukr.), (October 25, Eng.).