On 30 November, during the first sitting of the Plenum of the new Supreme Court of Ukraine, Valentyna Danishevska was chosen as the Head of the Supreme Court. A total of 67 out of 111 judges voted for her candidacy.
She is to hold the office during four consecutive years. She also automatically became a member of the Supreme Council of Justice. Danishevska took an oath of the member of the Supreme Council of Justice directly during the Plenum.
Danishevska is the founder and the head of the charitable organization entitled the Commercial Law Centre. In 2015, she was elected to the Public Council under the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. She also holds the office of a judge of the permanently functioning Court of Arbitration at the Association of Ukrainian Banks. For more than 10 years, Danishevska worked as a judge of the Arbitration Court.
It is worth reminding that on July 27, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine approved a rating of 320 candidates for the offices of the Supreme Court judges. 120 candidates became winners of the competition and 30 of them were regarded as non-compliant according to the decision of the Public Integrity Council (PIC).
Prior to the voting procedure, the civic movement “CHESNO. Filter the Judiciary” voiced concerns regarding the possibility of selecting Bohdan Lvov, the former Chairman of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine, to the position of the Head of the Supreme Court. Among five candidates for this office, he was the only one to receive a negative resolution from the PIC.
Source: CHESNO. Filter the Judiciary