The commission for selecting of candidates to be chosen the judge of the European Court of Human Rights from Ukraine interviewed the candidates and chose three people recommended for further consideration. This was stated on the President’s official website.
“The list of the chosen candidates are sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the further including them in the set order to the Council of Europe,” the message reads.
It stands to mention that the recommended candidacies are Olena Boichenko, Mykola Hnatovskyi and Pavlo Pushkar.
As it is reported, the members of the Commission noted the exceptionally high level of professional competence of all the participants, their thorough knowledge of the standards of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms, its protocols, practice of the European Court of Human Rights and national legislation. Professionalism, high moral and virtuous vices of the candidates, and the appropriate proficiency level of official languages of the Council of Europe are also were underlined.
The interview was held in Ukraine on July 25-26, 2019. The decision was made by public ballot. According to the rules of the Council of Europe Ukraine has to apply three candidates to Strasbourg, from which the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will choose the judge.