The basis of the legal and judicial reform that is being carried out in Ukraine is the reform of the judicial system. At the same time, the purpose and activities of other law enforcement agencies are changing. In this regard, the legislator improves the activities and increases the role of the pre-trial investigation bodies, the prosecutor, the court, and especially the investigating judge in criminal proceedings, including expanding their powers and influence on the rights and freedoms of participants in criminal proceedings. Since there is no separate article of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, which would indicate the powers (rights and obligations) of the investigating judge, we summarize the powers of the investigating judge, which are “scattered” throughout the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and actualize the problems of both theoretical and practical directions.
Key words: investigation, investigating judge, rights, duties, powers, criminal proceedings.