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On October 13, 2015 in Lviv the second session of Lviv Regional Justice Reform Council was held with the support of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”. This session focused on the uniformity of approaches and coordination of communications of the justice sector institutions.

 The session brought together the representatives of the judiciary, the prosecutor’s office, the bar and the media of Lviv oblast. During the event participants discussed the role of the judiciary press services, instruments for disseminating legal information and the limitation of right to information.

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 Volodymyr Kravchuk, the judge of Lviv District Administrative Court and the member of the Judicial Reform Council under the President of Ukraine, said: “The second session of the Regional Justice Reform Council caught the attention of top officials and press secretaries of Lviv oblast judicial bodies. The developments presented at the event will indeed be implemented in the day-to-day activities”.

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 “The event facilitated the establishment of joint communications strategy for the entire justice sector, including courts, law enforcement agencies, the prosecutor’s office, the bar, the Ministry of Justice and adjacent institutions. Such activities are vital for prompt and proficient reforming of the justice system to the extent of its transparency and accessibility to the public,” – said Anton Podilchak, Managinf Partner of Advice Group.

“We are pleased to support Lviv Regional Justice Reform Council in the justice reform activities. Public awareness gains much importance in the context of the recently approved Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020. Efficient external communications help to shape public opinion on the judicial reform, as well as restore the public trust in the judiciary,” – said Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”.

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