The author analyses the problem of judicial independence in modern Ukrainian realities, and offers the ways of strengthening the guarantees of its realization under current legislation. Two groups of factors of illegal influence on judiciary and judges are distinguished — external and internal. The author gives such illustrations of the external factors as various forms of illegal pressure on a judge, attempts of state officials to predispose a judge to the decision-making in their own interests. Among the factors of internal illegal influence on a judge the author distinguishes: (а) relationships with other judges concerning court hearings; (б) administrative control of judges during court hearings, conducted by senior judges, and organs of judiciary; (в) requesting of any information or inquiries about the motion and prospects of a trial from a judge.
Keywords: independence and unprejudice of judges, illegal influences into the work of judiciary, judicial indemnity, responsibility for interference within the work of judiciary