Council of judges
of Ukraine

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About CJU

The Council of Judges of Ukraine, in between the Congresses of Judges of Ukraine, shall ensure the implementation of decisions of the Congress and implementation monitoring, as well as decide on the convocation of the Congress of Judges of Ukraine.

Decisions of the Council of Judges of Ukraine are mandatory for all judicial self-government  authorities.

OUR MISSION

The main task of the Council of Judges of Ukraine is to take measures to ensure the independence of judges.

    The Head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine - Oleg Tkachuk, Judge of the Supreme Court 


    Judicial self-government is one of the guarantees of the independence of courts and judges.

    Main proirities

    COUNCIL OF JUDGES OF UKRAINE:

    1) Develop and provide for the implementation of measures to ensure the independence of courts and judges, improvement of the organizational support of the activity of courts Congress of Judges of Ukraine;

    2) Consider the issues related to the legal protection of judges, social security of judges and their families, adopt respective decisions on these matters;

    3) Appoint a person authorized to present budgetary inquiries for financing of courts of general jurisdiction, other bodies and institutions of the court system during consideration of the draft Law on State Budget of Ukraine for a relevant year or any amendments thereto;

    4) Elect and dismiss the Chairman of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine and his/her deputies; 

    5) determine by the proposal of the Chairman of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine the maximum number of employees of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, including its regional departments within the funding for the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine;

    6) Oversee the organization of activity of the courts, hear the reports on these issues of the Chairman of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, his deputies, heads of departments and territorial departments of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine;

    7) Submit proposals on issues related to the activity of courts to state authorities and local governments;

    8) approve the sample certificates of judges, retired judges, people’s assessors, jurors;

    9) Exercise control over the compliance with legislation on the settlement of the conflict of interests in the activity of the judges of courts of general jurisdiction, the Chairman and members of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine, Chairman of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine and his deputies; adopt decisions on the settlement of an actual or potential conflict of interest in the activity of the above persons (if such a conflict can not be settled in the manner prescribed by procedural law); 

     

    Decisions of the Council of Judges of Ukraine are mandatory for all judicial self-government authorities.