President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine and President of the Venice Commission discussed ways to find a solution to the CCU crisis

20 November 2020 - 17:03

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio regarding the search for a balanced comprehensive solution to resolve the crisis in Ukraine promptly and efficiently.

Gianni Buquicchio agreed that resolving the constitutional crisis requires swift action and should be based on the rule of law.

"We need to work out mechanisms that would permanently eliminate the possibility of any influence on the judges of the CCU and improve the decision-making procedures of judges. It is important to restore public confidence in constitutional justice. This confidence is now completely destroyed. I suggest stepping up work to find a balanced comprehensive solution to resolve the crisis promptly and efficiently," the President stressed.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to the Venice Commission regarding its expertise in explaining how to avoid damage to anticorruption reform by the CCU decision of October 27.

The parties also discussed the urgent need to develop bills to restore punishment for submitting inaccurate information in declarations and ensure full operation of the NACP and NABU. They also focused on comprehensive judicial reform, including reforming the mechanism for selecting judges, as well as the High Qualification Commission of Judges.

The interlocutors also agreed that the Commission for Legal Reform should receive an expert assessment from the Venice Commission and GRECO regarding its work.