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PACE refuses to approve Ukraine nominated judges to ECHR

Source : 112 Ukraine

The main reason for this PACE decision is because MP from the Servant of the People and a PACE member Oleksandr Merezhko was among the candidates for the ECHR judge
12:43, 28 September 2021

Reuters

Ukraine's candidates for the position of judge of the European Court of Human Rights did not receive approval of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. A member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Oleksiy Honcharenko stated this in his Telegram channel.

"PACE finally rejected the Ukrainian list of candidates for the position of the European Court of Human Rights judge," Honcharenko said.

According to him, the main reason for this decision is related to the fact that MP from the Servant of the People and a PACE member Oleksandr Merezhko was among the candidates for the ECHR judge.

Now the Ukrainian authorities will need to hold a new competitive selection of candidates for the position of judge at the ECHR.

According to President Zelensky, the Ukrainian state will be represented in the European Court of Human Rights by a highly qualified judge with international experience in the foreseeable future.

Related: PACE declines Ukraine’s offer to hold debates on Crimea, Donbas

The ECHR's composition consists of 47 judges. The number of judges is equal to the number of parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which was signed in Rome on November 4, 1950.

As we reported earlier, back in January, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) accused Ukraine (the authorities of Viktor Yanukovych's presidency – 112 International.) of numerous human rights violations during the Maidan protests.

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