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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The EU Project and SAPO sum up results of cooperation

The mandate of the EU “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has envisaged assistance to capacity strengthening for Ukraine’s anticorruption institutions. On 24 November, Mika Aalto and Petro Pavlychenko, the Key Expert and the National Expert of EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” on Prevention and Fight against Corruption, met with Nazar Holodnytskiy, Head of the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, to reflect the progress achieved and define needs for further support.

“Everyday we face challenges to overcome and for that reason we are in need to have assistance from international experts. We have benefitted from the EU Project inputs in order to create functioning work processes internally and, moreover, supported us to link with international organisations, such as Eurojust and Europol,” – noted Nazar Kholodnytskiy.

“The Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office fulfills one of the most challenging missions. For that reason we decided to focus on specific areas that they can immediately utilise new skills and establishment of connections,” – said Mika Aalto.

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has been involved in building institutional capacities of the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine through provision of training ​​to the prosecutors and establishing connections with the EU law-enforcement institutions.

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Judges and legal experts discussed judicial lawmaking

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The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” supported the International Workshop “Judicial Lawmaking in the Mechanism of Safeguarding the Rule of Law in the Context of Judicial Reform” that took place on 24-25 November in Kyiv.

The main purpose of the event was discuss the issues of judicial law-making as a special activity of courts in the process of administration of justice, broadening of the sources of law and force of the principles of law in contemporary understanding of law, and international experience of introduction and development of the judicial law-making in different legal systems.

The participants to the workshop were the judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, higher specialized courts, presidents of the courts of appeal, academics, representatives of civil society organizations, and international experts, including Rimvydas Norkus, the President of the Supreme Court of Lithuania, and Virgilijus Valancius, Judge of the European Union General Court.

NABU acknowledged the EU Project’s contribution to development of anticorruption institutions

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Mika Aalto and Petro Pavlychenko, the Key Expert and the National Expert of EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” on Prevention and Fight against Corruption, held a meeting with Artem Syntyk, Director of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), to discuss the results of cooperation.

In the course of the meeting, Mr. Sytnyk acknowledged a role of the EU Project EU “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”. He noted that the EU Project was the first donor instrument to provide a significant expert support from the first days of establishment of NABU in 2015.

 “Your contribution to the development of NABU has been very essential. Now it is bringing positive results,” – said Artem Sytnyk.

“We are extremely pleased to have this unique opportunity to intensively contribute the establishment of NABU from handful of workers to 500 workers. As a result we may now witness how it became operationally active and effective institution”– said Mika Aalto

Since April 2015, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has been involved in building institutional capacities of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine through provision of training ​​to the NABU detectives, setting up an organizational structure to establish efficient analytical department, sharing best practices of the EU Member States and establishing cooperation with the Europol and Eurojust.

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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’ Association

Ukrainian Bar Association

Open Court Project

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ІІ UBA Forum on the Bankrupt Law

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On 18 November, the Ukrainian Bar Association conducted its second forum dedicated to the law on a bankruptсy. The purpose of the event was to enable judges, lawyers, bankruptcy manages, debtors and creditors to share their views and experiences on the bankruptcy related issues.

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” joined the event. Dovydas Vitkauskas, the EU Project Coordinator, spoke about cooperation with the Lithuanian Centre of Registers which assisted the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and its daughter information services company, NAIS, in developing regulatory framework, software and hardware for the integrated information system of enforcement. He also made a presentation about the structure of Lithuanian integrated information system which could freeze all bank accounts of any debtor in real time, automatically place restrictions on all other debtor assets (real property, cars etc.), and permit sharing of information about all debtors and their obligations by banks, tax authorities, and other creditors.

Katilin Popov, the EU Project Expert on Enforcement Reform, shared his opinion on how the enforcement reform could influence the market of legal services in Ukraine and spoke about business implications for private enforcement officers.