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Restoring the Rule of Law: Judge Griffith Joins First Advisory Group of Experts to Evaluate Candidates for the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

The Wheatley non-resident Constitutional Government fellow travelled to Ukraine to help interview and appoint members of the country's highest court

"In 2023, Judge Thomas B. Griffith received an invitation to be considered among a group of experts tasked with evaluating candidates for Ukraine’s highest court. As a lifelong crusader for the rule of law, political civility, and democracy who has spent almost 30 years working with reformers in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, it was an invitation Judge Griffith felt he had a moral duty to pursue. Several months later, he embarked on a 39-hour journey, arriving in Kyiv, Ukraine with the mission of helping to restore the rule of law in a war-torn country.

Judge Griffith, a special counsel with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and former federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has been appointed by the government of Ukraine to be a member of the Advisory Group of Experts (AGE) which recommends candidates for appointment to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. There are 12 members of the AGE, six of whom are Ukrainian experts and six of whom are international experts. Former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is the only other American member..."

Read Hunton Andrews Kurth's full article on Judge Griffith's involvement.