13:49 06 Nov 2020

Verkhovna Rada could not appoint a CCU judge according to its quota

The Verkhovna Rada didn't manage to appoint a judge of the Constitutional Court at the session on November 6.

Parliament didn't support the candidacy of people's deputy Yurii Pavlenko (Opposition Platform – For Life party), who received the largest number of votes during the rating vote (154). During the final vote, only 100 deputies supported the decision to appoint him a judge of the Constitutional Court.

Altogether, Verkhovna Rada considered four candidates for the position of a judge of the Constitutional Court at the session on November 6: Olha Bodnar-Petrovska, Natalia Denysenko, Yurii Pavlenko, and Mykola Siryi.

Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov instructed the Committee on Legal Policy to hold a second competition.

"Under the tenth part of Article 208-4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada, I ask the profile committee to prepare for a second competition for the position of judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine," the speaker said.

Note: The Constitution stipulates that the Constitutional Court of Ukraine comprises 18 judges. The President, Verkhovna Rada, and judiciary convention appoint six CCU judges each. They are selecting candidates for the position of a CCU judge on a competitive basis in the manner prescribed by law. Currently, the CCU has 15 judges. Two judge positions of the Constitutional Court are vacant under the quota of the Verkhovna Rada. One remains vacant under the quota of the judiciary convention.

To recap, the Servant of the People party discusses the probability of nominating the People's Deputy from their party and the representative of the Verkhovna Rada in Constitutional Court Olha Sovhyra for a position of the CCU judge.

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