Parliament to dismiss 33 judges today
08:01, 29 September 2016

Parliament to dismiss 33 judges today

Dismissal of the judges, who violated the oath during the events of Maidan uprising in 2014, is under consideration

08:01, 29 September 2016

112 Agency

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is having a special meeting today, on September 29. The MPs are considering only one question according to the agenda – dismissal of the judges, who violated the oath during the events of Maidan uprising in 2014. The meeting is broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Speaker of the Parliaent Andriy Parubiy sounded a note of warning that the number of the members of parliament may be not sufficient and their voices may be mot enough and this voting may fail.

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As it was reported eralier, two days before the President Petro Poroshenko signed the appeal to Speaker Andriy Parubiy, calling on him to gather the extraordinary meeting of the Parliament until September 30 to vote for dismissal of oath-breaking judges (respective proposals were submitted by the High Council of Justice), including those involved in the illegal arrests of Euromaidan activists in late 2013 – early 2014.       

Note that judiciary reform comes into effect on September 30. Due to this reform, Ukrainian parliament will not be authorized to dismiss the judges from now on, the High Justice Council, which is to be initiated yet by re-organizing the Supreme Council of Justice. At that the reform does not stipulate the basis for dismissing oath-breaking judges.

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