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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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Guarantees for independence of the judicial system discussed in Odesa

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” supported the Odesa International Judicial Forum II Constitutional Polylogue “Judiciary Reform: Important Step in the Right Direction. What is next?

The event was dedicated to discussion of various issues of the judiciary reform, prospects and realities of constitutional guarantees of judicial independence, mechanisms of legitimate influence on the efficiency of the judiciary, institutional changes and international judicial processes.

Among other organizers of the forum there was the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, the Association for Development of the Judicial Self-Governance in Ukraine, Ukrainian Bar Association and Democracy Reporting International (DRI).

The event was attended by Ukrainian judges, lawyers and legal professionals, members of the Constitutional Commission, international experts, civil society activists and media representatives.

The day before the forum, on June 23, the Strategic Meeting of the leaders of the judiciary was held.


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The next stage of the enforcement reform discussed in Lviv

On June 17, 2016 in Lviv the regular session of the Regional Justice Sector Reform Council was held to discuss the next steps of the enforcement reform implementation. The event was organized under the initiative of the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and Lviv regional department of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

This was the first expert session participated by the representatives of the judiciary, regional justice bodies, the bar and the banking sector after on June 02 of this year the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved in the second reading and as the basis the draft laws of Ukraine “On the Bodies and Persons Carrying out the Enforcement of Court and Other Decisions” and “On Enforcement” on the privatization of the enforcement services.

Dovydas Vitkauskas, Coordinator of the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, presented to the participants the best practices of the enforcement services reform in the European countries.

Kostiantyn Silkin, First Deputy Director of the State Enforcement Department of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine told about the next stages of work in the process of the enforcement reform: “The Ministry of Justice is completely open to cooperation with all governmental and non-governmental services and specialists to implement the mixed enforcement system in Ukraine,” – he said.

According to Ruslan Sydorovych, member of Parliament of Ukraine, member of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Policy and Justice, there are high hopes for the free competition factor between the state and the private enforcement services.

Special attention was paid to the “mixed” enforcement system in Bulgaria considered to be a model for Ukraine. Katilin Popov, expert of the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, presented the relevant Bulgarian and European experience.

The banking community representatives pointed out to the problems related to the sale of land plots and the operation of the СЕТАМ electronic trading system, etc.

Representatives of the judiciary raised the matters of the judicial control over court decisions enforcement.

EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” from the very beginning had been helping Ukrainian partners to create the new private enforcer profession within the judiciary sector of Ukraine. Further support of the reform is one of the Project tasks for the future.

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IV Regional Justice Council Session in Lviv

Location: Leopolis Hotel (16, Teatralna Street, Lviv)

Date/Time: 17 June, 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 Regional Branch of the Ukrainian Bar Association in Lviv

Objective: Discussion of further steps aimed to implementation of the judicial enforcement reform after adoption of relevant package of laws by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


Training “Advocacy in the Digital and Video Age”

Location: Coworking Splash (5, Сarl Marx Avenue, Dnipro)

Date/Time: 15 June/ 11:30-16:45

Organizers: the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Bar Council, UBA Branch in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the 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”

Місце проведення: Готель «Театральний» (вул. Троїцька, 23, м.Запоріжжя)

Дата: 14 червня 2016 р. / 11:30-16:45

Організатори: Проект ЄС “Підтримка реформ у сфері юстиції в Україні”, Рада адвокатів Запорізької області, відділення Асоціації адвокатів України у Запорізькій області

Мета заходу: надати поради українським адвокатам щодо того, як зміниться їхня професійна діяльність у епоху цифрових технологій, коли зокрема відеотрансляція може вестися в режимі онлайн, що може надати їм можливість ефективніше захищати свої клієнтів, сприяти прозорості судів та реформуванню судової системи