On 18 November 2015, the first meeting of the Kharkiv Regional Justice Sector Reform Council was held at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. The event was initiated by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” with a purpose to discuss the issues related to implementation of Ukraine Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020.

Representatives of the local judiciary, prosecution, bar and legal experts participated in the event which was moderated by Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”.

The agenda of the meeting included the issues related to the reform of the judiciary, implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On the Restoration of Trust in the Judiciary” and judiciary enforcement system reform.

“Regional initiatives have been successfully implemented in Odesa, Lviv and now in Kharkiv. In the future we see these three reform councils as regional hubs for discussion to involve the justice sector stakeholders from the neighboring regions that will contribute to effective implementation of Ukraine Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020 and its Action Plan,”  – said Virgilijus Valancius.  

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