The idea of reducing the maximum number of SCU judges from 200 to 100 was presented in a bill # 1008 in the context of the presidential judicial reform. The EU Delegation in Ukraine and the Embassy of Canada has criticized the legislative initiative in terms of judges’ reduction. The explanatory note to the legislative draft does not answer the question of why the proposal for the reduction of judges of the SCU is justified.

On 16.10.2019 this bill became a law and on 04.11.2019 returned with signature from the President.