At the beginning of September 2019, the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) started its work in Ukraine. The procedure for the selection of judges for the court was unprecedented: it included the Public Council of International Experts (PCIE) — a special advisory body consisting of known international legal experts. The PCIE supported the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine in selecting judges and could exclude a candidate, whose integrity is in justified question, from the competition.
Did the international expert serve as a safeguard against candidates with low integrity? Can this competition model be an option in the context of the implementation of future reforms in Ukraine and abroad? Andriy Kozlov, Olena Tanasevych, Clemens Mueller and Andrii Khymchuk
were giving their view of the above questions. Iryna Shyba
, the executive director of the DEJURE Foundation, moderated the discussion.
Here are the keynotes of the discussion: