The EU-funded Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” aims to support consolidated justice sector-wide reforms in Ukraine
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…
03 July 2017

Conference “Setting Up Private Enforcement Service: European Practices and Trends”

On July 11, 2017, an international conference “Setting Up Private Enforcement Service: European Practices and Trends” will take place.The conference is supported by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine together with the European Union Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine, the New Justice USAID Program and the Center for…
21 November 2016

Strategic Workshop “PROTECTION OF ADVOCATE’S RIGHTS AND THE RIGHTS OF THEIR CLIENTS”

Location: Uzhgorod (29, Elektrozavodska Street)Date/Time: 21 November 2016 (11:00 – 16:00)Organizers: the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”Ukrainian Advocates’ AssociationUkrainian Bar AssociationOpen Court ProjectFor details click…
11 November 2016

Round Table “Probation in Ukraine: using sanctions in the community”

Location:  Kharkiv (Yaroslav Mudry Law University of Kharkiv / 77, Pushkinska Street)Date/Time: 11 November 2016 / 10:00-13:20Organizers:The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”The Department of Probation of the Ministry of Justice of UkraineThe Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Ukraine (NORLAU)Purpose of the event:This round…
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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