Justice Ministry: no judges in the country were fired under the Lustration Act

No judges were actually fired in Ukraine under the Lustration Act. Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko made such statement on Tuesday, during the broadcast of the channel “First National”.

At the moment, under Lustration Act, and this act precisely, no judges have been fired so far ”, the Minister said.

According to him, the Parliament needs to appoint new judges and adopt a judicial reform.

The Parliament has 800 judges to replace. It should finally dismiss these judges and announce a competition for 800 open positions. This would create a foundation for a new judiciary ”, Petrenko believes.

Let us remind that in the middle of September 2014, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Lustration Act on third attempt. Within the framework of the so-called ‘lustration process’ many officials, who had worked during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, have been dismissed.

The President of the Venice Commission (consultative body of the Council of Europe on constitutional right) Gianni Buquicchio has previously stated that the Act does not meet European standards and has to be amended.

 

Source: RIA Novosti

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