Tatyana Yushchenko on judicial reform: we always can use a sledge hammer


At the end of July the world saw a list of participants in the contest to the Supreme Court. It was a kind of moral satisfaction for judges, who had successfully passed the qualification assessment procedure within the contest to the Supreme Court, as they were recognized as such who had the ability to administer justice (on the basis of p.44 of the Regulations on the procedure and methodology of qualification assessment, indicators of qualification assessment criteria and the means of their establishment). This allowed such judges to receive judicial remuneration in an increased amount in accordance with p.22 of the Final and Transitional Provisions of the Law of Ukraine “On Judicial System and Status of Judges”. At the same time, it has resulted in a situation where judges in the same court, performing the same amount of work, receive totally different amounts of remuneration.