On November 24, 2015 the regular session of the Steering Committee of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”. The Project team and key national stakeholders traditionally had a meeting in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to summarize the project achievements for the last semester of 2015.

Serhiy Shklyar, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, emphasized that the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is one of the most efficient projects currently implemented in Ukraine. “I’d like to thank the Project team for dynamic and high quality cooperation aimed at achieving our joint goals,”- Mr. Shklyar said.

According to Jan Tombinski, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, it is very important that in two years since its inception the Project managed to engage all key institutions of the justice sector to cooperation, as well as develop the Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020. “Now it is time to think how to increase trust in Ukrainian justice system. Impartial justice system is a prerequisite for reforming state apparatus. It increases opportunities for businesses and important for well-functioning civil society,” – said Jan Tombinski

Virgilijus Valancius, Head of Team of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, presented outcomes of the Project under 6 key components and outlined the key Project activities for the upcoming semester. In particular, the Project experts will help Ukrainian partners in the following areas:

– create the coordination mechanism according to the Action Plan on the implementation of the Justice Sector Reform Strategy for 2015-2020

 – implement the MoJ reform;

 – develop confiscation and asset recovery tools;

 – establish the Probation service and institutional framework for a new enforcement system;

 – ensure regional level training for the newly appointed prosecutors and develop the prosecutors’ self-government system;

 – support Ukrainian advocates in the strategic planning matters;

 – strengthen the judiciary bodies by enhancing the uniformity of case law and court  performance;

 – build the NABU institutional capacities

IV session of the Steering Committee of the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is scheduled for June 2016.

 

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