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Results of the new Supreme Court selection will be announced soon, following a process which started on 7 November 2016 and lasted for many months. We decided to remind you a few important facts:

  • For the first time in the history of Ukraine, the whole of the Supreme Court is being formed through an open competition;
  • For the first time, not only judges of all instances, but also lawyers and legal scholars can apply for a judge;
  • For the first time, fullest-scale psychological testing was conducted in the Ukrainian public sector;
  • For the first time, representatives of non-governmental organisations have unique powers to present evidence and contest any candidate’s selection by way of the Public Integrity Council.

“HQCJ is setting a new standard for Ukraine and, perhaps, the whole of Europe, by creating a completely new Supreme Court based on accessible, inclusive, transparent and truly merits-based selection approaches” – Dovydas Vitkauskas, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”.

You can find out more about the selection process in this video:


EU is among leaders in supporting efforts in the justice sector reform, including the Supreme Court selection process. EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was involved in various stages of the process, in particular, the development of testing databases,  practical exercises, and psychological testing of candidates.