One of the requirements of the Revolution of Dignity was a complete restart of the judicial system. This task was entrusted to the High Council of Justice (HCJ), which is the key institution the judicial system.
This institution makes the final decision regarding a judge's career, namely, appointment, bringing to responsibility, or dismissal. Although composition and name of this institution were changed by 100% after the Revolution, there were no qualitative changes in the work of the institution. Persons "trusted" by the government got there. In addition to political connections, there are some accusations of members of the High Council of Justice similar to accusations of judges who should be cleaned out of the system. The claims are following, not transparent assets, politically motivated decisions, unethical behaviour, etc.
Dishonest judges successfully pass qualification evaluations and win competitions to top judicial positions. Disciplinary complaints against notorious judges, as well as complaints filed by NGOs or whistleblowers have been ignored for years by the High Council of Justice. At the same time, complaints regarding judges who are known for an active public position are considered very quickly. They are often followed by disproportionate punishment on formal grounds.
The NGOs Automaidan, the DEJURE Foundation and the Anti-Corruption Action Center united and described key "failures" of the High Council of Justice, which indicate the inability of the current composition of the Council to fulfil their responsibilities.