President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed two new judges of the Constitutional Court. They will hold the positions of suspended chairman Oleksandr Tupytsky and his deputy Oleksandr Kasminin. This was reported by Zelensky's press centre.
"President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has fulfilled his constitutional duty and appointed two judges to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to the relevant positions, which have remained vacant since March this year," the statement said.
According to the press service, the selection of candidates was based on an open and transparent competition. A total of 22 people took part in the competition. According to the results of the interviews, the new judges of the Constitutional Court were:
- President of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine Oleksandr Petryshyn;
- Professor of Lviv National University. Ivan Franko Oksana Hryshchuk.
Zelensky explains that this is how the constitutional crisis, which lasted after the abolition of the CCU part of the anti-corruption reform, was resolved.
Meanwhile, Oleksandr Tupytsky, the ex-chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has been appointed the member of committee of the British Office for Ukraine. The actual appointment took place in March 2021, but the Ukrainian media only reported it just now.
One of the organization's priorities is the matter of the future of Ukrainian Constitution; this is why it founded the magazine called Constitutional Editorial where the contributors dicsuss possible ways to improve the Constitution of Ukraine.