For the first time, voting for new HQCJ members took place in public and by name, by a show of hands, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
In total, the HCJ elected members of the HQCJ from 31 candidates.
Thus, the High Council of Justice appointed an authorized full composition of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.
At least half of the HQCJ members must be judges or retired judges (eight members of the HQCJ out of 16).
On March 15, the Selection Commission of the High Qualification Commission of Judges announced a list of 32 candidates recommended to the High Council of Justice for appointment to 16 vacant positions of members of the HQCJ.
On March 28, the High Council of Justice approved the methodology for interviewing, selecting and appointing candidates for the position of a member of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine.
On March 29, the Competition Commission submitted materials on 32 candidates to the High Council of Justice.
In November 2019, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced the termination of its powers after the Verkhovna Rada adopted Law No. 193-IX of October 16, 2019 "On the Introduction of Amendments to the Law of Ukraine 'On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges' and Some Laws of Ukraine regarding Activities of Judicial Administration Bodies."
The High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine is a permanent body in Ukraine's judicial system, responsible for the formation of the judicial corps, the transfer of judges, and ensuring their proper qualification level.