Lustration as a Particular Procedure for Bringing a Judge to Justice in Ukraine

Yaroslav Skoromnyy, Ruslan Skrynkovskyy


The article presents the peculiarities of using lustration as a particular procedure for bringing a judge to legal responsibility. It is established that the exceptions of lustration of a judge, as a specific procedure for getting him/her to a legal obligation in Ukraine, are regulated by the provisions of particular regulations and documents. Lustration is a set of legal and political measures aimed at neutralising the consequences and actions of the previous regime, which threaten fundamental human rights and the democratisation process in general. It is proved that the lustration procedure in Ukraine quickly gained popularity in the context of public distrust to the criminal and corrupt justice system in the period from November 2013 to February 2014, the main initiators of which were public organisations. It is determined that the process of organising the procedure of inspection of judges is directly entrusted to the chairman of the court, where the accused judge, who is under review, holds a position and performs official duties. It is established that lustration as a particular type of responsibility affects the restoration of social justice, as well as the implementation of the functions of protection of democracy. It was found that the prospect of further research in this area is to study other types of special procedures for bringing judges to justice, which in combination with the lustration procedure will affect the prevention of judges from committing offences.


lustration; judge; justice; legal liability; offence


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