Supreme Court Starts its Activity on 15 December 2017 – Decision of Supreme Court Plenum

30.11.2017 11:43

15 December 2017 is defined as the day when the Supreme Court starts working.

The procedural legislation comes into force after the Supreme Court starts functioning. Unconsidered cassation complaints, claims, motions lodged to the Supreme Court of Ukraine, the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases, the High Commercial Court of Ukraine and the High Administrative Court of Ukraine will be transferred to corresponding cassation courts within the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the court system of Ukraine, the only one cassation court for all judicial jurisdictions. Within the Supreme Court there shall be: the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court; the Administrative Cassation Court; the Commercial Cassation Court; the Criminal Cassation Court; the Civil Cassation Court.

Now, 113 judges have been appointed to the Supreme Court. Each cassation court includes judges of relevant specialization. In each cassation court judicial chambers will be established to deal with certain categories of cases.

The relevant decision on the date, when the Supreme Court starts working, was adopted by Plenum on 30 November 2017 and will be published on the web-portal of the judicial power and the «Голос України» (“Holos Ukrainy”) newspaper.

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