U.S. government official welcomes judicial reform laws adopted by Ukraine parliament

The United States welcomes judicial reform laws adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and hopes they will provide a better future for all Ukrainians.

According to Ukrinform, State Department spokesperson Ned Price wrote this on Twitter.

"We welcome the judicial reform laws passed by the Ukrainian parliament with the strong backing of the President of Ukraine," the diplomat tweeted.

According to him, the United States hopes that "these changes will help strengthen Ukraine's institutions, promote transparency, and lead to a brighter future for all Ukrainians."

The Verkhovna Rada on July 14 passed a law introducing amendments to certain laws of Ukraine on the procedure for the election of members of the High Council of Justice and activities of disciplinary inspectors of the High Council of Justice, which envisages reform of the agency. Some 259 lawmakers voted in favour of the decision.

On July 13, the parliament adopted a law introducing amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Judicial System and the Status of Judges" and to some laws of Ukraine resuming the work of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine. A total of 305 MPs voted for the decision.

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