During January-August 2020, the High Council of Justice received 6,831 complaints regarding judge's disciplinary misconduct (for the same period in 2019 - 6453 complaints).
Such data are given in the information and analytical report on the activities of the High Council of Justice and the Disciplinary Chambers of the High Council of Justice for 8 months of 2020.
During this period, the Disciplinary Chambers and HCJ members completed the consideration of 9,545 disciplinary complaints, including those received in previous years. In 2019, for the same period, 9527 complaints were considered.
By the results of the consideration of disciplinary complaints, the Disciplinary Chambers adopted 1,300 decisions, of which:
151 decisions on returning a disciplinary complaint by rulings of the Disciplinary Chambers (for the same period in 2019 – 93);
672 decisions on refusal in opening a disciplinary case or leave the application without consideration (for the same period in 2019 – 492);
327 decisions on opening a disciplinary case (for the same period in 2019 – 185);
82 decisions on bringing judges to disciplinary liability (for the same period in 2019 – 105);
68 decisions on refusal in bringing judges to disciplinary liability and closing of disciplinary proceeding (for the same period in 2019 – 108).
In total, in the first eight months of 2020, the HCJ Disciplinary Chambers made 82 decisions to bring 87 judges to disciplinary liability. According to the results of consideration of disciplinary cases, the following types of disciplinary sanctions were applied to judges:
warning – regarding 44 judges;
reprimand with the deprivation of the right of receiving additional payments to the salary of a judge within one month – regarding 19 judges;
strict reprimand with the deprivation of the right of receiving additional payments to the salary of a judge within three months – regarding 13 judges;
submission for temporary suspension from administering justice – regarding 4 judges;
submission for dismissal – regarding 7 judges.
The grounds for bringing a judge to disciplinary liability are provided by part one of Article 106 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges".
Also, members of the High Council of Justice individually issued 4,519 rulings on leaving disciplinary complaints without consideration and returning them to the complainants. (for comparison, during January-August 2019, 5508 such decisions were issued).