Ukrainian Cassation Criminal Court Chairman Kravchenko elected Supreme Court Chairman
MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax) - A plenum of the Ukrainian Supreme Court elected Stanislav Kravchenko the Supreme Court's chairman on Friday.
As one of the four candidates for the post, Kravchenko, head of the Supreme Court's Cassation Criminal Court, garnered 108 votes of the 148 Supreme Court judges present at the plenum, Ukrainian media reported.
Kravchenko has served as chairman of the Cassation Criminal Court since December 2017.
Kravchenko graduated from the Ukrainian Dzerzhinsky Law Academy (currently the Yaroslav the Wise's National Law University) in 1991 with a degree in law.
In 1991-1992, he worked as a legal counsel and a notary.
In 1992-1993, he worked as a trainee judge at the Kozelets District Court in the Chernigov region.
Kravchenko served as a judge at the Kozelets District Court in the Chernigov region from 1993 to 2022 and as a member of the Kiev City Court of Appeals from 2002 to 2011.
On May 19, 2011, Kravchenko was elected a judge of the Ukrainian High Specialized Court for civil and criminal cases. On April 23, 2014, he was appointed deputy chairman of that court.
In line with a presidential decree of November 10, 2017, Kravchenko was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court's Cassation Criminal Court, and he became its chairman on December 9, 2017.
On November 26, 2021, Kravchenko was reelected as Cassation Criminal Court chairman.
He has been a member of the commission for legal reform since August 7, 2019.