23 November 2017

Challenges, achievements and prospects of the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine to be discussed by legal professionals and experts

What are the main achievements in the process of Justice Sector Reforms? How the EU is supporting the full reset of Ukrainian judiciary system? These issues will be discussed on 23 November at the conference that will host top representatives of the Ukrainian judiciary and justice system, as well as the experts from the EU Member States. The conference will provide more practical impact and…
08 November 2017

Round table “Competition in the Intellectual Property High Court”

The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) in a partnership with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine (HQCJ) will hold a round table to discuss the issues of selection of the candidates for vacant positions of judges in the Intellectual Property High Court. The participants will include representatives of HQCJ, the…
31 October 2017

The International Conference “Private Enforcement Officers’ Self-Governance: European Practices to Set Up Ukrainian System”

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine together with the USAID New Justice Program, OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, the European Union Project “Support to Justice Reform in Ukraine”, the Commercial Law Center, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), and the International Development Law Organization will hold the international conference “Private Enforcement…
31 July 2017

Roundtables on the Enforcement System Reform and Private Enforcement Officers Activities will be Held in Odesa and Kharkiv

The European Union project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, together with the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine invite to take part in the round tables devoted to the discussion of the enforcement system reform issues for the enforcement of judgments and PEOs activities. Within the framework of the event, the following two blocks will be…
05 July 2017

First PEOs will receive their licences on the 7th of July

This Friday, July 7, the solemn awarding with the licences of private enforcement officers will take place for those who have successfully passed the qualification exam. Beginning at 10 a.m. at: Kiyv, 73, Sichovyh Striltsiv St, second floor, “marble hall” More…
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Ukrainian Judges Learning European Experience in the Field of Disciplinary Liability

On May 23-24, Odessa hosted the seminar dedicated to the “Role of the High Council of Justice and the Specialized Courts in the Reform of the Judiciary in Ukraine”, where participants exchanged views on the necessary legislative changes, the establishing cooperation and coordination within the judicial system in Ukraine, the pressing issues of the High Council Justice and High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, including in the context of European experience and international standards. The event was attended by representatives of the judiciary and international experts.

Arturas Driukas, the expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, Judge of the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, shared with the participants the European experience in implementation of disciplinary procedures. The EU Project and the Ukrainian Bar Association presented information materials aimed to raise public awareness about the existing disciplinary procedures applicable to judges.

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Training “Advocacy in the Digital and Video Age”

Location: Rivne (32, Mitskevych Street. Hotel “Mir”)

Date/Time: 23 May/ 11:30-17:00

Organizers: the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, Rivne Oblast Bar Council, Open Court Initiative

Objective: To advise Ukrainian advocates how the practice of their profession is going to change in the digital age, with video recordings of court proceedings widely available on-line, so that they can more effectively represent their clients, and promote transparency and legal reform

 

Training “Advocacy in the Digital and Video Age”

Location: Hotel “Oleksandrivsky” (12, Oleksandrivsky Avenue, Odesa)

Date/Time: 20 May/ 11:30-16:45

Organizers: the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, NGO “Ukrainian Advocates’ Association”, Open Court Initiative

Objective: To advise Ukrainian advocates how the practice of their profession is going to change in the digital age, with video recordings of court proceedings widely available on-line, so that they can more effectively represent their clients, and promote transparency and legal reform

Discussion of Judicial Enforcement Reforms Extended to Odesa Oblast

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in a partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine continues series of expert discussions dedicated to the implementation of judicial enforcement reform. On 19 May, judges, lawyers and officials of local justice departments met to discuss advantages and challenges on a way to implementation of the reform.

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According to Kostyantyn Silkin, First Deputy Director of the State Judicial Enforcement Service Department of the Ministry of Justice, legal proceeding depends on a proper judicial enforcement. He noted that launch of a mixed model with public and private enforcement should bring such benefits as increased number of satisfied judgments, reduced government expenditures for public enforcement services, increased state budget revenues from property sold at electronic auctions and increased employment opportunities.

Volodymyr Kutsenko, Head of the Territorial Unit of State Judicial Administration in Odesa Oblast, emphasized an importance of regular communication channels among all institutions of the judiciary in the process of implementation of the reform. He proposed to establish an electronic record management system between courts and judicial enforcement services to simplify a receipt of enforcement orders for citizens.

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Andriy Kostin, Deputy Head of the Odesa Bar Council, believes that judicial enforcement reform will contribute to increased role of advocates in a legal proceeding.

Iryna Zharonkina, National Expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, presented European comparisons and trends in the judicial enforcement reform. She focused on key elements of the reform implemented in Bulgaria as a best practice for Ukraine.

In conclusion, Kostyantyn SIlkin called upon the representatives of regional justice sector bodies to active engagement and input to the reform process.

On 08 October 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the enforcement package draft laws in the first reading. To date, the draft laws have been approved by the relevant parliamentary committee for the second reading and should be included in the agenda of one of the upcoming sessions.

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is taking an active part in the process of judicial enforcement system reform. Specifically, the Project’s experts support Ukrainian counterparts with establishing the new institute of private enforcement agents.

IV Regional Justice Council Session in Odesa

Location: Panorama Deluxe Hotel (6/8, Mukachivsky Lane, Odesa)

Date/Time: 19 May, 2016 / 10:30 – 13:30

Organizers: EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in a partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Judicial Reform Council under the President of Ukraine

Objective: Discussion of the judicial enforcement reform in Ukraine