The HQCJ is comprised currently of 15 members and, to overturn a negative ruling of the Public Integrity Council (PIC) regarding the qualification of judges, a quorum of 11 members is required.
The aforementioned judge, Iryna Hryban, today did not receive the eleven required votes (Andriy Kozlov and at least one other member at the meeting opposed overturning the negative opinion on her qualifications). However, rather than recommending Hryban to be dismissed, the Commission decided to announce a break in the qualification assessment of the judge. The Chair of the Board of the DEJURE Foundation and the Coordinator of the Public Integrity Council, Mykhailo Zhernakov
on his own Facebook page that one of the HQCJ members discussed the issue over the phone with the Head of the Commission (it was in fact confirmed by the Presiding Judge later), and the HQCJ member Kozlov left the meeting in protest.
Additionally, today's meeting of the Commission began 90 minutes late although the required number of members for quorum were present. Lawyer Roman Maselko
noted that the reason for this could be waiting
for another member so that the Commission could approve the exact decision it needed to overturn the conclusions of the Public Integrity Council.