The high Council of justice meeting Thursday, December 28, advised the President to appoint a new judge of the Supreme court the head of the Council of judges Valentin Simonenko, despite the negative opinion of the Public Council of integrity for this application. About it reports a press-service of VSP.
“GSP decided to make a submission to the President for appointment Simonenko Valentina Nikolaevna for judge of the civil court of Cassation in the Supreme court”, – is spoken in the message.
It is noted that the judicial Council returned to consideration of the recommendation of the High qualifications Commission of judges on the appointment Simonenko after the completion of the disciplinary proceedings against the candidate.
At the same time, the Rapporteur – a member of the Council Alexey Malovatsky reported that VSP has addressed the Public Council of integrity (MDA), which asked to postpone consideration of this question before the end of the full scan Declaration Symonenko.
Present at the meeting, the member of OSD Natalya Sokolenko recalled that the men came to the conclusion about discrepancy of the candidate to the criteria of integrity and professional ethics.
“Sokolenko argued the position of OSD the fact that the test NACP electronic declarations of candidates for judges was not properly conducted, since the order of the declarations came a month later, after inspection of declarations of candidates to the Supreme court”, – is spoken in the message.
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Also a member of the GSO noted that the sister of a candidate living in the occupied territory that “poses a threat to possible pressure on Symonenko in the case of appointment of a judge of the Supreme court.”
In may 2017 the Public integrity Council approved the conclusion of non-compliance Simonenko the criteria of integrity and professional ethics. As noted in PCA, the underlying causes of a negative conclusion – “the relationship of the candidate with the occupied territories, activity on a post of the head of the Council of judges, the false data in the declarations, the adoption of questionable decisions”.
15 Dec 2017 started a new Supreme court. On the same day entered into force the law No. 2147-VIII on amendments to the Economic and Civil procedure codes, administrative procedure Code and other legislative acts, which launched a judicial reform.