Author(s): Volodymyr Shcherbakov, Mykhailo Smokovych, Yuliia Dorokhina, Nataliia Zadyraka, Dmytro Ishchuk
Description: The purpose of the article is to examine the authority of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine and to compare it with the authority of the similar bodies of some States (France, Portugal and Poland). The Subject of the Study: The subject of the study is the authority of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine and the authority of the similar bodies of some European States. Methodology: Research methods are chosen based on the object, subject and purpose of the study. The study used general scientific and special methods of legal science. Among them are: method of the philosophy of law, historical and legal method; civilization method; comparative and legal method; legal and dogmatic method; the method of formal legal logic. The Results of the Study: The results of the study showed that the tasks and powers of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine meet European standards as a whole, but the experience of similar bodies in Europe is measured by more than a decade, and therefore there are still some aspects of their activities that need further study and elaboration. Practical Implications: It is concluded that there is a need to establish special inspections under the High Council of Justice, whose main task is to inspect the activities of courts and judges and to identify their needs and shortcomings. Value/Originality: It is the first study in Ukraine dedicated to the comparative analyses of the powers of the High Council of Justice in Ukraine and of the similar bodies of some European States.