President signs law on High Council of Justice – MP Yemets

President signs law on High Council of Justice – MP Yemets

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MP of Ukraine, deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Justice Leonid Yemets (People's Front fraction) has said that President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law of Ukraine "On the High Council of Justice."

The MP wrote this on his Facebook page.

"The President signed the Law of Ukraine ‘On the High Council of Justice’! Congratulations!" Yemets wrote.

As a reminder, the Parliament passed the Law of Ukraine "On the High Council of Justice" on December 21.

The law stipulates the status, power, the basis of organization and operation of the High Council of Justice. The Council is an independent constitutional body of judicial self-government permanently operating to ensure independence of judicial power. Its functioning is based on responsibility to society.

According to the document, the High Council of Justice will make decisions to dismiss judges from their posts and permit detention or arrest of judges. At present, Ukrainian parliament gives consent to detain or arrest judges.

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