Author(s): Igor Artemenko, Nana Bakaianova, Serhii Pushkar, Serhiy Naumenko, Andrii Kubaienko
The article is devoted to the study of the specifics of the institute for evaluating as an element of the state judicial system. It is clarified the purpose of evaluating judges and the importance of the institute for maintaining the image of the judicial authorities in the state as a whole. It is established that states are cautiously concerned about the institution for evaluating judges in view of the contradiction and to the judges’ independence principle, so the main task of each state that introduces such an institution is to ensure a balance between the legal goals of evaluating judges and observing the principle of judges’ independence. It is determined that another essential condition for evaluating judges is the availability of objective, clear and transparent evaluation criteria. There are considered the criteria for evaluating judges in Italy, the Netherlands and Ukraine. It is noted that it is important to develop a standard for evaluating judges in the European Union states, which would make it possible to eliminate the disparate treatment of judges in different states. There are highlighted the directions of improving the evaluation of judges in Ukraine, namely, fixing transparent procedures for checking the results of judges’ evaluation and attracting citizens to evaluate judges on a paid basis.