Former judge of the European Court of Human Rights from Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk was elected a new chairman of the Constitutional Court at a special plenary session. This was reported on the official website of the court.
Shevchuk was appointed as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on March 13, 2014.
It should be noted that Shevchuk was a judge of the European Court of Human Rights ad hoc from Ukraine during 2009 and since 2012.
The election of the head of the Constitutional Court was several times disrupted, in particular, because of the non-nomination of candidates.
As it was reported earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the law on Constitutional Court of Ukraine on July 31, 2017.
Poroshenko noted that the signed document is the part of the court reform that aims to provide the citizens of Ukraine with the right for the fair trail. He also noted two principal novations of the law: a new transparent competition of the applicants' selections for the position of judge and the possibility of any juridical (excluding the representatives of the state or local self-government) or natural person to appeal to the Constitutional Court.
The Verkhovna Rada passed this law on July 13 and 245 MPs voted for it.
The law provides the possibility for any citizen to appeal to the Constitutional Court with a complaint. It is described who can appeal and the order of the appeal.