Date of birth

January 28, 1961
Works since

May 2013
Term of office until
May 2022
Appointed

by fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych
Oleksandr Tupytskyi is head of the CCU. The heyday of his career was when Yanukovych had come to power. Prior to his appointment to the CCU in 2010-2013, Tupytskyi worked as a judge in Donetsk and headed Lviv and Dnipropetrovsk Economic Courts of Appeal.

According to audio recordings of law enforcement officers published by Schemes, Vyacheslav Ovcharenko, who headed the CCU in 2013 and was fired for violation of oath in February 2014, promoted Tupytskyi to the position of the CCU's judge.
Assets
Estate in occupied Crimea, undeclared land
In 2012, Tupytskyi built house of total area of 221.5 square meters on outskirts of Yalta, in Koreyiz, on land plot that belonged to him since 2005. In 2018, he expanded his property by registering another land plot near house in his ownership, according to official document that Schemes had received from the Unified State Register of Real Estate of the Russian Federation. Tupytskyi signed contract for the purchase of land of total area of 126 square meters with citizen of Russia Volodymyr Rysyatov. There is no mention in Tupytskyi's declarations neither in 2018 nor in 2019 that he became owner of one more real estate object. Tupytskyi justified himself by saying that he did not know how to declare such property correctly.
Real estate in Kyiv and near Kyiv which is registered on 80-years-old mother-in-law and mother
According to the declaration, in Kyiv Tupytskyi is renting country house in Holiday House Koncha-Zaspa of the State Administration of total area of 60 square meters and is using 4-rooms apartment of total area 216 square meters in the residential complex Novopecherski Lypky, which is registered on Tupytska Galyna Vasylivna, 80-years-old mother who still lives in the village in Cherkasy region, where Tupytsky has been born. The mother also owns two parking lots in this residential complex. The market value of such apartments exceeds 1 million USD, and parking spaces are worth 30,000-37,000 USD.

Also head of the CCU is granted use of the house of total area of 485 square meters in Kyiv. In August 2019, Tupytskyi registered land plot of total area of 750 square meters located near the capital (in Vasylkiv). Next to Tupytskyi's land plot in Vasylkiv there are also four land plots and house of total area of 211 square meters of "Donetsk" Tupytskyi's mother-in-law, which she bought in August 2018. Together they form massif of total area of 0.3 hectares. Earlier, mother-in-law of head of the CCU worked as regular pharmacist in one of pharmacies in Donetsk.

Journalists also reported that Tupytskyi indicated house in cottage town Konyk (island Zhukiv near Koncha Zaspa), which belongs to Sergiy Levchenko, member of Oleksandr Dubinskyi's team, per his registration address in his e-declaration.
Wife's firm in the USA
The wife has been assistant to Member of Parliament of the 7th convocation from the Party of Regions Bobkov, who currently works closely with Russian occupiers.
67% of capital
of the company Vega Financial in the USA belongs to wife.
Doubtful decisions
The oldest high-profile episode of Tupytskyi's judging dates back to the presidency of Leonid Kuchma. In 1999, attorney of Salov was detained for allegedly obstructing the election process and distributing leaflets "about Kuchma's death from alcohol intoxication". The attorney himself denied everything.

At first, he refused to accept the case and sent it for further investigation, and then changed his mind. When "Melnychenko's tape-recordings" were published, it became known that they were concerned about the case in Kyiv and that changes in Tupytskyi's mood were hardly accidental.

According to information of Schemes, in period of 2006-2010 when Tupytskyi was district judge of Donetsk, he with help of influence and acquaintances in judiciary took part in events that led to seizure of plant property in Zugres (Donetsk region) and seems to have received his share in this enterprise through trustee. After that when he worked as deputy head of the CCU, Tupytskyi tried to dissuade witness from testimony to law enforcement officers about these events and stated that he would like to receive financial reward for settling long-standing corporate conflict.

When Tupytskyi held the position of judge of the Constitutional Court, he also made ambiguous decisions. Namely:

  • was rapporteur in case according to appeal of Zaporizhya Ferroalloys Plant, when the NABU cancelled the right to initiate abolition of corrupt agreements of enterprises in courts, while grounds for such decision were doubtful;
  • voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful;
  • was rapporteur in case regarding recognition of the presidential decree on appointment of Artem Sytnyk as director of the NABU illegal, when considering this appeal to the CCU withdrew from previous practice, according to which such individual acts were not considered;
  • among Tupytskyi's notable individual opinions in case of so-called linguistic "Kivalov-Kolesnichenko law". The judge stated that there was no unambiguous evidence of "button punching", which was ground for cancelling the law. Only Tupytskyi and Shaptala expressed such opinion then;
  • there were several individual opinions of Tupytskyi concerning occupation of Crimea by Russia. In one of them Tupytskyi considered it necessary to invite representatives of the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC to consider the constitutionality of "referendum" in Crimea in March 2014.
Date of birth

February 22, 1968
Works since

November 2017
Term of office until
November 2026
Appointed by

congress of judges
According to the experts, Viktor Gorodovenko was selected without competition and real struggle, and his speech at the congress of judges was formal. According to media reports, Oleksiy Filatov, deputy head of Poroshenko's Administration, helped to select the judge.
Assets
The right to use car PAJERO WAGON (right acquired in 2010) is not specified in declarations in 2013 and in 2014.

Gorodovenko submitted in declaration apartment in Zaporizhya of total area of 92 square meters, apartment in Kyiv of total area of 81 square meters, which he has been renting at AtlanticSophistication Ukraine 3 LLC since 2018 and apartment in Kaniv, which belongs to his cohabitant. In addition to car PAJERO WAGON, judge also submitted in declaration Toyota Camry (2012 year of manufacture). Also there is 780,000 UAH and 40,000 USD and EUR in cash in judge's declaration.
Doubtful decisions
For a long time Gorodovenko worked as head of the Court of Appeal of Zaporizhya region. Despite restrictions set in 2010 and in 2016 (head of court is selected for 2 years and cannot hold position for more than two consecutive terms), he had been permanent head of court from 2005 to 2017.

On September 26, 2013, at working meeting of heads of Supreme Special Courts and Courts of Appeal of Ukraine, Gorodovenko spoke up "for novelties of new CCP" on behalf of all judges. In addition to judge, adviser to Yanukovych Andriy Portnov, head of the Supreme Specialized Court of Ukraine Andriy Solodkov, and his deputy in criminal cases Stanislav Mishchenko spoke at the meeting.

In fall 2019, All-Ukrainian Association Automaydan filed the appeal to the SBI regarding the fact that Gorodovenko had committed corruption crimes (during the period when he was judge in Zaporizhya). On September 20, 2019, Shevchenkivskyi District Court made the SBI to initiate criminal proceeding.

When he was judge of the Constitutional Court, he distinguished himself by voting:

  • voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful;
  • for decision in case according to appeal of Zaporizhya Ferroalloy Plant, when the NABU cancelled the right to initiate abolition of corrupt agreements of enterprises in courts, while grounds for such decision were doubtful.
Date of birth

31.10.1964
Works since

вересня 2018 року
Term of office until
вересня 2027 року
Appointed by

Верховною Радою
Iryna Zavgorodnya worked as judge in local courts. And in 2011, in the time of Yanukovych she was immediately transferred to the High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases.

According to information of DEJURE Foundation, the competition procedure, according to which judge Iryna Zavgorodnya was selected to the CCU, was conducted in violation of the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine "On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine". The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Justice did not admit to competition those judges who had sent applications for it independently, without support of political factions.

According to media reports, Zavgorodnya came to the Constitutional Court as creature of then ruling party, namely "Petro Poroshenko Bloc" and now it is also one of closest person to Tupytskyi.
Assets
The NACP found false information regarding 615,000 UAH in declaration of Iryna Zavgorodnya in 2018, and in declaration in 2019 regarding 754,000 UAH. It's about not declaration of the car and lack of funds to buy real estate by him.
The spouse has citizenship of the Russian Federation
In July 2020, he bought 3-room apartment in prestigious complex Novopecherski Lypky of total area of 124 square meters. Estimated cost of such apartment without repair is almost 13 million UAH on specialized websites. And the cost of apartment with similar total area with repair starts at about 14 million UAH.

In 2018, Zavgorodnya had already bought apartment in Novopecherski Lypky in neighboring building of the complex. At that time, 54 square meters allegedly cost 1.3 million UAH for him, and the NACP found that he did not have regarding declared funds.

Income of Sergiy Zavgorodniy, which was included in his wife's declaration in 2019, consists of pension (75,000 UAH) from Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, 1.8 million UAH from the sale of smaller apartment on Dragomyrova street in Kyiv and 700,000 UAH from the sale of car. Zavgorodnya renewed the car and bought new BMW X4 worth 1.6 million UAH at the end of 2019.

Another 3 million UAH were allegedly presented to Zavgorodnya by her 81-years-old mother Mariya Romanchak. In declaration of 2017 the judge stated that retired mother had became owner of apartment in Kyiv of total area of 87 square meters in 2007, and land plot near Kyiv (0.25 hectares) in 2008.

Doubtful decisions
Zavgorodnya voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful.
Date of birth

January 10, 1966
Works since

September 2013
Term of office until
September 2022
Appointed by

former President Viktor Yanukovych
Oleksandr Kasminin has been building his career in Poltava region since in early 1990s. He started as assistant to prosecutor and was promoted to head of the Court of Appeal. In 2013, Yanukovych sent him to the main court of the country. Kasminin is the last judge of current composition, who was appointed in Yanukovych era.
Nepotism
In 2019, judge's daughter got the job as assistant to judge of the CCU. In 2018, her husband immediately after graduation from university got the job in capital's territorial administration of the SBI.
Assets
According to materials of journalistic investigation, judge privatized corporate apartment of total area of 150 square meters in Kyiv.

The judge's wife owns many large area land plots. In 2010, she received ownership of land plot in elite area of Poltava for free. In 2017, the judge's wife received land plot in Poltava worth 272,690 UAH as gift.

In 2019, in one day the judge's wife bought 11 land plots of total area of 220,000 square meters in Poltava region at obviously understated price (about 1,000 USD per land plot).
Doubtful decisions
Kasminin voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful.

Kasminin believed that it was impossible to enshrine the course of the NATO and the EU without referendum to the Constitution. Therefore, he stated that when the Rada had done so, it had violated the Basic Law.

He also opposed the dismissal of judges according to results of the qualification assessment.

Abolished in the Constitutional Court Zelenskyi's judicial reform provided, in particular, for the Commission on Integrity and Ethics. Kasminin called potential participation of international experts in this Commission illegal by describing it as "delegation of power, which belongs exclusively to Ukrainian people, to international and foreign organizations".
Date of birth

August 06, 1955
Works since

January 2016
Term of office until
January 2025
Appointed by

congress of judges
From 1996 until his appointment to the Constitutional Court, Viktor Kryvenko worked in the Supreme Court, in particular, he was deputy head. He also was head of the Council of Judges during 9 years, namely from 1996 to 2005.

Kryvenko is mentioned on the so-called Vovk's tape-recordings. These are audio recordings from the office of KDAC's head, published by the NABU. According to these tape-recordings, Kryvenko allegedly voted for abolition of illicit enrichment on instructions of KDAC's head Pavlo Vovk.

Pavlo Vovk's quote at that time says a lot about his influence on the CCU: "Two courts belong to us. These are the Constitutional Court and District Administrative Court".

Journalists also noticed Kryvenko at the birthday party of Yevgen Ablov, deputy head of KDAC.
Assets
Although Kryvenko has worked as judge all his life, he owns a lot of luxury real estate in Kyiv and the Carpathians. The judge and his wife have two apartments in Kyiv, 44 land plots of total area of over 200,000 square meters in Kyiv, Zakarpatya and Ivano-Frankivsk region, family holiday cottage of total area of 256 square meters in Bukovel, mini-hotel in ski resort Dragobrat of total area of 1.714 square meters.
Doubtful decisions
According to Ukrayinska Pravda, in October 2017 judge Kryvenko made the proposal to award with honors of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine former judges of the Constitutional Court Yuriy Baulin and Sergiy Vdovychenko, who had voted for the decision that had helped Yanukovych to usurp power. The criminal proceeding was initiated against judges in 2015 regarding the fact of adoption of this decision.

He voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful.
Date of birth

April 02, 1965
Works since

May 2013
Term of office until
May 2022
Appointed by

congress of judges
Native of Donetsk Oleksander Lytvynov began his career as locksmith. In 1988, he graduated from Marshal Rokosovskyi K.K. Far Eastern Higher Military Command School in Russia and few years later began to work as lawyer.

Later, he studied at Faculty of Economics and Law of Donetsk State University and became the judge. Namely: 2001-2006 he was judge of the Court of Appeal of Donetsk region; 2006-2010 he was judge of the Court of Appeal of Lviv region; 2010-2013 he was judge of the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases.

Lytvynov is called the "second-hand" of head of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytskyi. They worked together in courts in Donetsk, and both were appointed to the CCU when Viktor Yanukovych came to power.
Nepotism
Judge's daughter-in-law Lytvynova Khrystyna Yuriyivna has been working in the Secretariat of the CCU at least since 2016.
Assets
Although Lytvynov has been working in Kyiv since 2010, until 2014 he did not submit in the declaration any house located in the capital. In 2014, he sold garden house of total area of 25 square meters and Suzuki Grand Vitara (2007 year of manufacture) for symbolic 149,900 UAH (threshold amount for cash payments) to avoid financial monitoring.

Since 2014 he started to live in state dacha in Koncha Zaspa.

In 2017, Lytvynov privatized apartment in Kyiv of total area of 91 square meters. In order to obtain larger apartment, he stated that he lived with his son, although he had never mentioned him in his declarations. In the same year the judge's wife bought apartment worth 2,000,000 UAH. In 2019, they sold state apartment worth 690,000 UAH.
Doubtful decisions
He voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful.

Lytvynov also disagreed with decision of majority of judges of the CCU on constitutionality of the Law on Decommunization allegedly for violating the procedure for its adoption.
Date of birth

August 18, 1957
Works since

January 2016
Term of office until
January 2025
Appointed by

former President Petro Poroshenko
From 1995 to 2002, Volodymyr Moysyk was judge in the Supreme Court. Later, he was selected as Member of Parliament (2002-2012). Moysyk was member of faction Nasha Ukrayina.

Only in July 2006 he was dismissed from position of judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine. Thus, he violated requirements of article 78 and 127 of the Constitution of Ukraine on incompatibility of mandate of Member of Parliament and position of judge with other activities.

During Viktor Yushchenko's presidency, he was his freelance adviser. Yushchenko recommended Moysyk to the Constitutional Court.

When Moysyk was Member of Parliament, he headed the Temporary Commission of Inquiry to investigate murder of Georgiy Gongadze. After Maydan he also worked in the Commission on examining judges.
Assets
Volodymyr Moysyk submitted in declaration 9 land plots of total area of 47,400 square meters, 26,000 of which are leased. Moysyk also indicated unfinished construction of total area of 600 square meters in the village Ivankovychi near Kyiv. The judge also owns LEXUS LX510 (2010 year of manufacture).

According to the NACP, Volodymyr Moysyk could not take part in consideration of proposal on unconstitutionality of provisions of the Law "On Prevention of Corruption" due to conflict of interest. Thus, the NACP drew up report on violation of requirements for declaring significant changes in property status. And on October 30, 2020, the issue on bringing judge to administrative responsibility was to be considered in court.
Doubtful decisions
He voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful.
Date of birth

August 07, 1957
Works since

March 2014
Term of office until
March 2023
Appointed by
t
he Verkhovna Rada
Sergiy Sas is native of Russia. He was handyman, then he graduated from Veterinary Institute and worked according to his specialty, and later became head of economic enterprises.

At the age of almost 40, he graduated from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy, while he already was Member of Parliament.

Sas worked in the Parliament during 6 terms, from 1994 to 2014, including 4 convocations from Batkivshchyna. The judge is associated particularly with this party. From 2007 to 2012 he was member of the group for interparliamentary relations with the Russian Federation.
Assets
During his tenure as Member of Parliament, Sas and his wife acquired large amount of land in Kirovograd region. Thus, from 1994 to 2014 they owned several land plots of total area of over 90,000 square meters (equal to the area of 12 football fields). The judge also submitted in declaration two apartments in Kyiv with area of 71 and 111 square meters. He has 1,300,000 in cash and more than 500,000 in bank accounts.
Doubtful decisions
He voted for decision of the CCU as of February 26, 2019, which declared article 368-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine unconstitutional, which provided for criminal responsibility for illicit enrichment, while grounds for such decision were highly doubtful.

During presidency of Petro Poroshenko draft law on lifting parliamentary immunity was sent to the Constitutional Court for approval several times. Then, Sas consistently wrote about threats of usurpation power and risk that Members of Parliament would become "vulnerable to political persecution".

It is worth to note that Sas is rapporteur in case of interpretation of preamble of the Constitution on land ownership of Ukrainian people. Although judge and his family own large number of land plots, in draft court decision, which has become public. He proposes to limit opportunities to acquire land ownership by legal entities and individuals.
Date of birth

June 14,1973
Works since

March 2014
Term of office until
March 2023
Appointed by

congress of judges
At first Igor Slidenko had practice as private lawyer, and then began to pursue science. He worked at Odessa National University named after Mechnikov I.I., International Humanitarian University, Odessa National Law Academy, known as "Kivalov's Academy", Mariupol State University of Humanities.

He was appointed to the position of judge of the CCU on the recommendation of Svoboda.

Since 2010 he worked as consultant at the Institute of Legislation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He was rapporteur in the case on submission of declaration.
Assets
According to information of the NACP, Igor Slidenko could not take part in consideration of proposal on unconstitutionality of provisions of the Law "On Prevention of Corruption" due to conflict of interests. Thus, the NACP made up report on violation of requirements regarding submission in declaration of significant changes in property status, and on November 9 issue of bringing the judge to administrative responsibility had to be considered in court.

Until 2017, he did not submit in the declaration any real estate in Kyiv suitable for living.

According to declarations in 2017-2018, during this period Igor Slidenko spent more than he had received as income. As of end of 2017, he had cash savings in the amount of 350,000 UAH, and his income in 2018 was in the amount of 3,065,530 UAH. At the same time, in the same 2018, judge bought apartment worth 1,600,000 UAH, borrowed 100,000 UAH and was able to save additional 1,850,000 UAH. Thus, he spent and saved 500,000 UAH more than he had earned.
Date of birth

April 11, 1961
Works since

November 2019
Term of office until
November 2028
Appointed by

congress of judges
Petro Filyuk started to work at law enforcement bodies, and in few years he became the judge. Prior to his appointment to the CCU, Filyuk was judge of the Court of Appeal of Volyn region (2003-2019). And he has been head of it since 2004.

According to information of Automaydan, Filyuk's candidacy was approved before the congress.

Former MP Sergiy Leshchenko calls the judge connected with businessman and MP Igor Palytsya, colleague of oligarch Igor Kolomoyskyi.
Assets
Filyuk received six land plots near Lutsk of total area of 2.5 hectares free of charge. According to him, the land was allocated to him free of charge by the village council because there was landfill on it, which he allegedly put in order. Today, the judge's estate is located on this land, which, judging by the video, bears little resemblance to landfill. Video and photos show that land plots are united into one massif. There are at least 3 houses, gazebo and something like huge cellar on the territory. The market value of land in this area reaches 1,000 USD per hectare.

The official owner of house of total area of 252.2 square meters, which was built on the judge's land, is his father. The declared value of estate in the amount of 326,875 UAH is clearly understated.

The son worked as prosecutor of the PGO Military Prosecutor's Office until December 2019. According to the declaration in 2018, he and his wife have apartment in Kharkiv, 3 garages in Kharkiv, apartment in Kyiv, share in joint ownership of apartment in Lutsk and above-mentioned house in Volyn, two cars BMW 535 series, as well as Land Cruiser Prado 150 (2011 year of manufacture). Andriy Filyuk's main income is his prosecutor's salary. However, in 2018, Filyuk and his wife presented to their son more than 300,000 UAH. It is interesting that the judge's wife presented her son more money than she had earned, according to the declaration.

In July 2019, the judge's son sold property for 580,500 UAH and bought Mercedes-Benz ML350 (2013 year of manufacture) worth 356,355 UAH. The market value of such car is twice as high.
Doubtful decisions
So far, Filyuk didn't have particularly bright individual thoughts. He opposed the dismissal of judges who had failed qualification evaluation because it allegedly was actual "hidden lustration" and threatened independence of judges.
Date of birth

November 30, 1961
Works since

November 2019
Term of office until
November 2028
Appointed by

congress of judges
During her speech at the congress of judges Yurovska promised judges to protect their interests as judge of the CCU.

From 2011 to 2016 she worked as judge of the High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases.
Doubtful decisions
Yurovska wrote separate opinion in the case that concerns interests of judges. In the case where the Constitutional Court cancelled punishment for making unjust decision.

On October 27, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine made the decision on main provisions of anti-corruption reform of Ukraine.

This decision cancels number of provisions of anti-corruption legislation without any justification in the motivational part. When making this decision, the CCU's judges went beyond the constitutional framework and acted in real conflict of interest, thus violated the Constitution of Ukraine. In turn, the submission of appeal to the CCU was initiated by pro-Russian and pro-oligarchic forces and was considered in record time and with procedural violations.

The eliminated provisions of anti-corruption legislation have been among greatest achievements of Ukraine in recent years, part of implementation of its international obligations by Ukraine, and have created important practical tools for fighting against corruption.

On November 3, statement of EU spokesperson was published. It stated that the CCU's decision had violated key obligations of Ukraine in its relations with international partners.

"The decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine as of October 27, 2020 regarding elements of anti-corruption infrastructure have far-reaching consequences for the entire anti-corruption infrastructure in Ukraine, which was created after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. This decision also calls into question the number of international commitments that Ukraine has made in its relations with international partners, including the EU. The fight against corruption is one of key indicators and commitments that Ukraine has made under the Association Agreement, the recently agreed EU-Ukraine macro-financial assistance program, and visa liberalization process", it is stated in the document.

On December 11, 2020, the Venice Commission approved two Opinions on the decision of the Constitutional Court as of October 27, 2020. Members of the Venice Commission stated in these Opinions that the decision of the Constitutional Court was unmotivated, was not based on norms of international law and was made with gross procedural violations and in conditions of obvious conflict of interest of individual judges. The Venice Commission also stressed that the Constitutional Court could not usurp the role of legislature.
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