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Ukrainian Parliament re-approves draft law on judiciary reform with Zelensky's amendments

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president pointed out there are controversial provisions in the bill
15:45, 13 July 2021

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The Ukrainian Parliament has re-approved the draft law on judiciary reform with amendments and offers by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. 305 MPs voted for the draft law, with 226 necessary to pass.

The law was originally passed on June 29.

The president noted that there are certain controversial provisions in the bill. Specifically, it foresees that the decision of the first composition of the contest committee is considered valid, if it was approved by at least four members of contest committee, two of which are approved by foreign and international organizations. Another provision contradicts it, claiming that two of these four members should be approved by the Council of Judges of Ukraine.

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Zelensky offered to keep the provision about two members being approved by foreign and international organizations. According to Zelensky's amendments, "the Supreme Qualification Committee of Judges of Ukraine should be considered full-fledged, if there are eleven chosen members, six of which were appointed from among judges or retired judges".

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