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14 December, 2020

Judicial Council: The law does not provide for exceptions to the extension of the term of office of chairs of courts

At the meeting on December 11, having heard the proposal of the Ministry of Justice to postpone the announcement of the competition for the position of a chair of a district (city) court and a regional court in exceptional cases, the Judicial Council did not support this proposal. The members of the Judicial Council pointed out that if it is necessary to extend the term of office of the existing chair in exceptional cases, such a possibility should be provided for in the Law “On Judicial Power”, and not in the procedure for nominating and appointing chairs of courts approved by the Judicial Council. At present, the Law does not provide for exceptions, therefore it is not possible to provide for such exceptions within the procedure approved by the Judicial Council.
14 December, 2020

Reports and comparative studies on the independence of the European judiciaries 2020

 An overview of significant European-level comparative studies on judicial systems published this year was presented at the meeting of Judicial Council on 11 December.
10 December, 2020

Judicial Council: The model of the new Law on Remuneration is still incomprehensible and non-transparent

Having evaluated the draft law "Law On Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities" developed by the State Chancellery, the Judicial Council acknowledges that the model of its development is incomprehensible and calls on the State Chancellery to substantiate the draft law properly.
1 December, 2020

Support for alignment of remuneration of employees of prosecutor’s office and courts

The Judicial Council has supported the Prosecutor General's proposal to amend the provisions regarding group of maximum monthly salaries of prosecutor's office employees specified in the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Local Government Authorities. So far it has been Group 8, the Judicial Council recommends changing it to Group 13.