Exams for 836 candidates for the Supreme Court and the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court have begun

Today, November 12, the High Qualifications Commission for Judges began qualifying for 566 candidates participating in the second competition for the Supreme Court judges and for 270 candidates applying for the positions of judges of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. The qualification assessment consists of a two-level examination and an interview.

On November 12, applicants who had passed the admission procedure will take anonymous written tests within 2.5 hours. On November 14, candidates who successfully complete the first part of the exam will write a practical task within 5.5 hours – a draft court decision in accordance with the specialization of the court. There are 765 registered candidates.

The candidates will write anonymous written tests in accordance with specialization, distribution of applications for a competition to the Supreme Court by cassation courts is as follows:

l The Cassation Civil Court – 160, which is 7 people per seat.

1 The Cassation Criminal Court – 159, which is 13 people per seat.

l Cassation Economic Court – 111, which is 7 persons per seat.

l Cassation Administrative Court – 136, which is 6 persons per seat.

In the competition to the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court, the following number of people were allowed to anonymous written testing:

l To the Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court – 89 candidates, which is 8 persons per seat;

l To the first instance of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court – 181 candidates, which is 7 persons per seat.

We recall that within the framework of judicial reform, new courts are being formed in the country: the Supreme Court, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court and the High Court on Intellectual Property. In 2017, following the first public competition, a new Supreme Court was formed, which began operations in December 2017. The High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced on August 2, 2018 the second competition for 78 judges of the Supreme Court and 39 judges of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court and the Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. As of September 24, 2018, 1001 applications were received, with 659 applications for the Supreme Court and 342 for the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. The winners will be determined in the first quarter of 2019.