Enforcement reform through the prism of the experience of France: Deputy Minister Serhiy Shklyar’s blog

The Ministry of Justice continues to implement a comprehensive reform of the enforcement of court decisions and other bodies. Since January 5, 2017, a mixed system of enforcement has started to operate in Ukraine, and the first private enforcement officers…

Project Serbian and Bulgarian Experts shared their experience with first Ukrainian private enforcement officers

From 12th to 16th of June EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” conducted an expert mission aimed at providing support to the Ministry of Justice on the development of self-governance system of Private Enforcement Officers (PEOs). Project…

Start of enforcement service reform

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is supporting  privatization reform of the enforcement service led by the Ministry of Justice. After a year of preparations, the first stage of the reform successfully started. As of 30 May,…

The training on application of the results of the Psychological Test of candidates to the Supreme Court took place in the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine

On April 12, 2017, the representatives of the company that has carried out the psychological testing of candidate judges to the Cassation Courts within the Supreme Court of Ukraine informed the Commission about how psychological opinions should be used. The…

UBA sums up the results of cooperation with the EU Project on protection of the advocates’ rights

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) summed up the results of cooperation in 2016 aimed to protect the rights of Ukrainian advocates and the rights of their clients. More information is…

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…

Judges and legal experts discussed judicial lawmaking

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…

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

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),…

ІІ UBA Forum on the Bankrupt Law

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 EU Project experts to contribute to new Supreme Court judges training

As a part of the efforts aimed to aimed to assist Ukrainian stakeholders with recruitment and training of the new Supreme Court judges, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has engaged Dragomir Iordanov, the expert on…

The EU Project initiates discussion of the pre-trial probation tasks with Ukrainian legal professionals

Pursuant to the adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On Probation” on February 5, 2015, creation of the new probation system became a priority in the framework of the Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015‑2020. The EU Project “Support to Justice…

Regional Judiciary Forum held in Vinnytsia

On November 11, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” assisted with organization of the Vinnytsia Regional Judicial Forum along with Vinnytsia Court of Appeal, Association for Development of Judicial Self-Governance and Ukrainian Bar Association. The event…

Next steps of judicial enforcement reform discussed in Odesa

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, continues with a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the ongoing judicial enforcement reform among the legal professionals. On…

The Experts of Lithuanian Center of Registers assist with developing integrated information system of enforcement

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues its efforts aimed at strengthening capacities of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MOJ) to improve accessible and affordable electronic services. As a part of these efforts, the Project…

EU experts presented European experience in prosecutors’ performance management

On 11 October, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) and the National Academy of Prosecutors of Ukraine organized the Round table “Implementation of the system of…

Round table on court security in Ukraine

On 07 October, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine organized a round-table in Kyiv to address approaches to court security in Ukraine. The round-table examined ways to find…

Judicial enforcement reform discussed in Dnipro

On 04 October, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration and the branch of the Ukrainian Bar Association in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast organized a round…

EU Project assists Ukrainian anticorruption institutions to establish ties with the European counterparts

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine organized a visit for the leadership of the key anticorruption agencies of Ukraine to the headquarters of…

The EU Project experts visited Brussels

On 26-29 September, a Team of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was in Brussels to share experience and views on the rule of law reforms in Ukraine, in conjunction with a working visit in Belgium…

The EU Project supports UBA Judicial Forum for third year in a row

On 29-30 September, the Fifth Judicial Forum of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), one of the most massive and influential annual legal events, took place in Kyiv. The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was among the…

Dovydas Vitkauskas: draft law on non-conviction based confiscation should bring much benefit to Ukrainian society

On 15 September, Dovydas Vitkauskas, Coordinator of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine, spoke at the presentation of the Draft Law of Ukraine “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the specificity of forfeituring…

PGO announced additional recruitment for vacant positions in local prosecutors’ offices

On 12 September, the application process for candidates to fill in the vacancies at the local Public Prosecutors Offices (PPOs) has started in the premises of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine. Additional recruitment is performed with an assistance of…

Consolidated Position of Project Experts on Legislative Proposals on Non-Conviction Based Confiscation (NCBC) in Ukraine

These policy proposals are to be evaluated in a context where the actual degree of proceeds of crime is estimated by various observers to amount to up to a hundred of billion EUR per year in each of larger European…

Judicial reform progress praised by Ukraine’s National Reform Council

The National Reform Council under the President of Ukraine has released the report “Reform Progress Monitoring/First Half of 2016″. One of the sections is dedicated to the progress with judicial reform. In particular, the documents describes the areas of reforms…

The EU Project contributes to developing strategic planning capacities for MOJ

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues efforts to support its main beneficiary – the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MOJ). In particular, the EU Project is contributing to the efforts of MOJ to plan, carry…

The EU Project initiated discussion on prospects for private enforcement services in Ukraine

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” together with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine continues a series of regional events aiming to raise awareness of the judicial enforcement system reform. On July 13, the Roundtable “The…

The EU Project team presents outputs and sets priorities for July-December 2016

On 08 July 2016, the IV Steering Committee meeting within the framework of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was held at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The EU Project team and key national stakeholders gathered to summarize…

Expert discussions of disciplinary liability of the judges

On 07 July, The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Bar Association, organized an expert discussion of disciplinary liability of the judges in the light of on-going judicial reform in Ukraine. The…

The EU Project experts joined working group to develop bylaws for the High Council of Justice

On 4 July, the first meeting of the working group for development of bylaws for the new High Council of Justice took place. The experts Arturas Driukas and Yulia Zemslytska participated in the meeting on a behalf of the EU…

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 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…

Round table on protection of rights to property took place at SCU

On 10 June 2016, the Round table “Guarantees for exercising the right to property and its protection under special circumstances” was held at the Supreme Court of Ukraine. The event was organized by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector…

EU Project experts present recommendations for protecting the rights of advocates

On June 9, the EU-funded project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” held a roundtable on “Protecting the Professional Rights of Advocates: Findings and Recommendations”. The purpose of the event was to highlight findings and recommendations related to the…

Ukrainian Ministry of Justice and EU Project to cooperate on forensic expertise reform

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to strengthen institutional capacities of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MoJ). One of the MoJ functions includes coordination and supervision of the reform of the forensic expertise. Ukrainian…

The EU Project welcomes adoption of bills aimed at structural reform of judicial enforcement system in Ukraine

On 2 June 2016, Verkhovna Rada adopted a package of laws (Bills 2056a and 2057a) whereby Ukraine is gradually privatising the enforcement service. The European Union and the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” have been actively involved…

Lithuanian experts share best practices on the registers reform

On 31 May  – 02 June, 2016,  а visit of the experts of Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers took place within cooperation between the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine…

Ukrainian Judges Learning European Experience in the Field of Disciplinary Liability

On May 23-24, Odessa hosted the seminar dedicated to the “Role of the High Council of Justice and the Specialized Courts in the Reform of the Judiciary in Ukraine”, where participants exchanged views on the necessary legislative changes, the establishing…

Discussion of Judicial Enforcement Reforms Extended to Odesa Oblast

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in a partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine continues series of expert discussions dedicated to the implementation of judicial enforcement reform. On 19 May, judges, lawyers and officials…

EU Project and Ministry of Justice initiated discussion of judiciary enforcement reform

On 27 April, III Session of the Kharkiv Regional Justice Council was held at the Yaroslav Mudry National Law University. The event was initiated by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Ministry of Justice…

Judges and lawyers discuss disciplinary liability

On 25 April, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), in cooperation with the High Council of Justice and High Qualifications Commission of Judges, organized the Round table “Disciplinary liability of…

Optimization of staff is among key priorities the Ukrainian judicial institutions reform

The expert mission composed of Reda Moliene, Salvija Kavalne and Živilė Navickaitė-Babkin continues under the aegis of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”. The goal of this mission, which started  is to develop unified recommendations for improvement of work of the courts’…

Discussion of new law on the bar continues

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Ukrainian Bar Association  (UBA) continue a series of roundtables to carry out analysis and opinion exchange on the amendments of the Law of Ukraine “On the Bar and…

EU experts and State Penitentiary Service develop IT-infrastructure for Ukrainian probation service

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has continued to assist the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine (SPS) with delivering the Case Management Software and IT infrastructure for the Ukrainian Probation Service. Peter Murray, the EU Project expert,…

Ukraine adopts e-registers based on best European practices

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” presented the Report “On support to Ministry of Justice in Registers Reform”. The report was presented by the Project experts Dovydas Vitkauskas, Kestutis Sabaliauskas, Kristina Grineviciute and Denys Pashchenko during…

EU Project expert trained anticorruption detectives and prosecutors

On 08 April, Mika Aalto, Key Expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, took part in the seminar dedicated to the interaction between the detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), and the…

Training for the Criminal Executive Inspection Service staff

On 28 March – 07 April, James Sandham and Michael Octigan, the short-term experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” conducted a series of trainings at the Bila Tserkva Training Сenter of State Penitentiary Service.…

President of the Supreme Court of Lithuania to provide expertise to Ukrainian colleagues

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues activities to assist Ukrainian counterparts with the issues related to uniformity of judicial practice. Rymvidas Norkus, President of the Supreme Court of Lithuania, and Aurimas Brazdeikis, Advisor to President…

EU Project conducts first joint training for anticorruption bodies’ officials and judges

On 06 April, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” organized basic training to Ukrainian judges, prosecutors and detectives on efficient investigation of corruption crimes and consideration of cases in the courts of the EU Member States.…

Newly appointed prosecutors acquire media and public relation skills

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to support the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine through provision of the training seminar “Effective communication to build confidence in the criminal justice system”. This undertaking is a part…

EU Project presented results of Ukrainian judiciary performance management analysis

On 28-29 March the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” organised two seminars “Performance Management in Courts” for the representatives of the Supreme Court of Ukraine,  High Qualification Commission of Ukraine, the High Council of Justice, the Council…

Best European practices for preparation of candidates on the position of a judge

On March 28-30, 2016, the National School of Judges of Ukraine in cooperation with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” and the joint EU and CoE Project “Consolidation of Justice Sector Reform” is holding the training…

EU Project joined the UBA initiative on increasing the effectiveness of the judiciary

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has joined the efforts with the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) for implementation of project “Effectiveness of the Disciplinary Organs in the System of Justice” project. The Project is aimed at enhancing…

Leading representatives of Ukraine’s justice sector discuss status and prospects of judiciary reform

IV International Judicial Forum 2016 “Judicial Reform: status and tendencies for development”, which is taking plaсe on 17-18 March, has started at the Supreme Court of Ukraine. For the second year in a row, the EU Project “Support to Justice…

Judicial enforcement reform: perfect example of cooperation among all branches of power and expert community

On 16 March 2016, representatives of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” participated in the Round table dedicated to discussion of relevant issues of implementation of judicial enforcement reform in Ukraine. The event was organized by…

Ukrainian judges continue to learn about new procedure for management of conflict of interest in the judiciary

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Council of Judges of Ukraine continue a series of events dedicated to the discussion of the Procedure for Control of Adherence to the Legislation Aimed to Manage the Conflict…

EU Project supports training for newly appointed local prosecutors

On 14 March 2016, the training session for new leadership of local Public Prosecutors’ Offices PPOs) was launched at the National Academy of Prosecutors of Ukraine. Training has been organized be the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine in cooperation with…

Ukrainian advocates learn how to use digital technologies in daily practices

The Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Right to a Fair Trial” has amended the Law on the Judiciary and Status of Judges to introduce a novel and highly significant change to criminal, civil, and administrative procedure in the courts.…

Criminal justice reform and conflict of interest in the work of judges discussed in Odessa

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to support Ukrainian counterparts by organizing outreach events for raising awareness on new procedures related to the management of conflict of interest in the work of judges, as well as…

Citizen Reception Halls to be established within Public Prosecutors’ Offices

The success of the prosecution reform in Ukraine depends not only of the formal entering into force of the law “On Public Prosecutor’s Office”, but also on the daily relations between the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) and the citizen of…

NABU acknowledged support of EU Project

National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has acknowledged contribution of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms” to its institutional development. In the progress report covering the period of August 2015-February 2016, the EU Project’s assistance in the spheres of…

EU Project facilitates discussion of the new law on the bar

EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) continued a series of discussions dedicated to the draft law “On the Bar”. The fifth official discussion was dedicated to the organization of…

EU Project and UBA initiated open discussion on advocates’ rights in case of searches

On 01 March 2016, EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and Ukrainian Bar Association organized a discussion on the actual situation with the safeguarding of advocates’ guarantees during the searches in advocates’ office. The following speakers participated…

Ukraine implements new mechanisms of settling the conflict of interest in the work of judges

On 24 February, 2016, the Procedure for Control of Adherence to the Legislation Aimed to Manage the Conflict of Interest in the Work of Judges and Other Representatives of the Judiciary was presented in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. The…

Justice sector stakeholders of Lviv Oblast discussed conflict of interest in the work of judges

The IIІ session of Lviv Regional Justice Reform Council took place on February 20, 2016, in Lviv. The event was organized with support of the Judicial Reform Council under the President of Ukraine, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector…

EU Project continues seminars on anticorruption measures for representatives of regional and local prosecutions

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues series of seminars “Issues of Organization of Activity of a Prosecutor as a Specially Authorized Actor in Counteraction to Corruption, and Application of Anticorruption Law”. On 12 February, the seminar…

EU Project initiated discussion on the constitutional amendments in the part of judiciary reform

On February 18, 2016, the conference “Constitutional Reform: Promoting an Independent, Accountable, Transparent and Efficient Judiciary”, was initiated by the Council of Judges of Ukraine, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, the USAID Fair Justice Project,…

EU experts presented conflict of interest policy for Ukrainian judges

On 11 February 2016, under the auspices of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Council of Judges of Ukraine, the Round table “Management of the conflict of interest in the work of judges and…

EU Project has launched training on proper application of anticorruption measures

On 05 February, 2015, the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” conducted training for the prosecutors of Kharkiv Oblast in the course of the seminar “Issues of Organization of Activity of a Prosecutor as…

Criminal justice reform discussed in Kharkiv

On 04 February 2016, II session of the Regional Justice Sector Reform Council was held in Kharkiv under the auspices of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Judicial Reform Council under the President of…

EU expert delivered training for Criminal Executive Service officers

On January 20, 2016, Petro Pavlychenko, National Expert on the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, held the training “Prevention and Fight Against Corruption in Ukraine (Principles and Practices)” in Bila Tserkva Professional Training School of the…

NABU specialists have put in practice some knowledge gained during study visit to Finland

  On 13 January 2016, feedback discussion between Artem Sytnyk, head of NABU and participants of the study visit together with representatives of Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine, Mika Aalto, in charge of anti-corruption component and Petro Pavlychenko, national anti-corruption…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to support Ukrainian stakeholders in building quantitative performance and budget management system

Adis Hodzic, the Project’s expert, works closely with the institutions of the Ukrainian judiciary, as well as the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, to build performance management tools using scientific methods applied in advanced judicial administrations of Austria, Norway, Germany,…

New publication: “European and International Standards in the Judiciary”

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and USAID FAIR Justice Project has released the publication “European and International Standards in the Judiciary”. The book is a compilation of…

EU Project experts create platform to discuss criminal justice reform

On 21 December 20015, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” presented the results of the all-Ukrainian survey “Criminal justice reform: view of investigators, prosecutors, lawyers and judges”. The aim of the survey was to identify the problems…

Finland shares experience of fighting corruption with NABU

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to assist the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) by providing relevant skills to improve knowledge of international and EU instruments for investigation and tracing assets related to the…

Ukrainian judicial system makes steps towards transparency

On 14 December 2015, Mark Segal and Oksana Tsymbrivska, Experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” (Component 4: Access to Justice and Right to Defense), participated in the International Forum “Judiciary Reform: strengthening confidence and…

EU Project and Anticorruption Prosecution Office to start cooperation

On 10 December, the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” met with Vitaliy Kasko, Deputy Prosecutor General, and Nazar Kholodnytskiy, Deputy Prosecutor General-Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Representatives of the EU Support…

Communication trainings program on the implementation of the Declaration on the Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Cases completed

The EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” jointly with NGO “Ukrainian Bar Association”, Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), NGO “Union of Advocates of Ukraine”, NGO “On Protection of Human Rights” and Regional Press Development Institute completed…

09 December – International Anticorruption Day

  This day is designated by the UN to raise awareness of corruption and the role of the UN Convention against Corruption adopted in December 2005. Ukraine ratified the Convention a year later. Combating corruption is one of the main…

Representatives of justice sector institutions of Odesa Oblast discussed judicial reform

On 4 December 2015, II Session of the Regional Justice Sector Reform Council took place in Odesa. Judges, advocates and legal professionals discussed amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine with regard to judiciary reform. Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of the…

Virgilijus Valancius: change the mindset, change the behavior and big change will come

Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, was invited to speak at the Rule of Law panel during the fourth Tiger Conference, organised by the leading Ukrainian English-language newspaper KyivPost on 2…

UBA and the EU Project initiated the discussion on the bar reform

Ukrainian Bar Association with the assistance of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” initiated a series of roundtables to carry out analysis and exchange the opinions on the amendments of the Law of Ukraine “On the…

EU Project expert contributes to establishing judicial police in Ukraine

Michel Gerber, Expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, has been involved in the working group under the State Court Administration on establishing the Judicial Police Service. The new service is expected to maintain public…

EU Project summarizes its activities for the last semester of 2015

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…

EU to strengthen investigation capabilities of NABU

With a completion of the training program for the anticorruption detectives, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to respond to institutional needs of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) by providing advice in setting…

First Regional Justice Reform Council held in Kharkiv

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…

Ukrainian policy makers to learn on enforcement system reform from their Bulgarian colleagues

On 16-17 November 2015, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms” has organized the visit for Ukrainian high-level policy makers to Bulgaria who will learn about best practices of enforcement system reform. The delegation includes representatives of key fractions…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” assists the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine to establish cooperation with its peers in the EU Member States

Under the aegis of the International Anticorruption Conference, held in Kyiv on 16 November 2015, the EU Project helped to organize a working meeting between Artem Sytnyk, Head of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), and Paweł Wojtunik, the…

International Anticorruption Conference to be held in Kyiv

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has become a partner of the International Anticorruption Conference which will take place on 16 November 2015 in Kyiv. The event is to become the largest thematic event on the…

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” keeps providing support with the development of judicial evaluation instrument

The National School of Judges of Ukraine is currently drafting the methodology of regular judicial assessment and self-assessment for the High Qualification Commission of Judges. The EU Project expert Salvija Kavalne is providing representatives of the National School of Judges…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” together with the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine have embarked on building the information system of the future probation authority

For purposes of pre-assessment and background analysis, the EU Project invited Peter Murray, expert on technical support and communication of the Merseyside County Probation Service (UK). He is intending to assess capacity of building horizontal-vertical network for information exchange between…

EU Project held coordination meeting to discuss capacity building for Ukrainian anticorruption institutions

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to assist Ukrainian Authorities with establishing independent anticorruption institutions. The Project experts are actively involved in training of the detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau (NABU) of Ukraine and recruitment…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” involved in recruitment of anticorruption prosecutors

Building on the positive experience after the open recruitment of the heads and deputy heads of the Local Prosecutors’ Offices, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has been involved in the recruitment process of anticorruption prosecutors…

EU experts ready to assist Ukraine to build capacity for recovering proceeds of crime

EU project “Support the Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” reaffirms its commitment to assist Ukraine in building the capacity of the criminal justice system to deal with recovery of proceeds of crime. According to Virgilijus Valancius, the EU Project Team Leader: “Drafting…

Frequently Asked Questions on European Standards and Comparative Practices in Confiscation and Recovery of Proceeds of Crime

You might have heard recently quite a lot about such issues like the confiscation of property, recovery of assets, etc. You might have also heard that the Verkhovna Rada will vote soon on an important number of laws, which addresses key issues in the…

EU Project assists with conducting final stage of recruitment of new prosecutors

The Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine (PGO) is conducting the final stage of the competition to recruit new prosecutors for the local public prosecutor’s offices. On this stage, the candidates are interviewed by the Selection Commissions. The EU Project “Support…

EU Project and SJA to work on establishing the new court guard service

In the law of 04 August 2015 on the National Police, Ukraine decided to transfer to the State Judicial Administration the task of ensuring the protection of the courts, judges, and persons involved into criminal justice process, their families and…

Criminal Enforcement Inspection of Ukraine obtained new risk assessment tool

On 26 October 2015, EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”  and the Criminal Enforcement Inspection of the State Penitentiary Service in Poltava Oblast discussed the adult offenders risk and needs assessment tool for committing second crime. More…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” provides assistance to improve internal communications among the judicial system institutions in Ukraine

To perform the analysis of communication in judicial reform and performance evaluation of judges, the EU Project invited Reda Moliene, Director of the National Court Administration of the Republic of Lithuania, and Živilė Navickaitė-Babkin, Communications Expert of the National Court…

Protection of property rights discussed at SCU

On October 21-22, 2015, the International Conference on “Property Right: European Experience and Ukrainian Realities” was held in the Supreme Court of Ukraine. It was initiated in close cooperation with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”,…

EU Project to enhance cooperation with High Specialized Court of Ukraine

On 20 October 2015, Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, met with Borys Gulko, the President of High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases (HSCU). It was agreed…

EU Experts and Ukrainian MPs discussed draft laws relevant for visa liberalization

On 13 October the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” met with the members of the Law Enforcement Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In the course of the meeting, they discussed the…

Lviv Judiciary Officials Discussed the Communications with External Audience

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…

Ukraine and European Union to cooperate in the area of confiscation and asset recovery

It has been estimated that 140 billion UAH were illegally removed through the national budget in 2014. The total value of confiscated assets in 2014 amounted to only 10.2 million UAH that is less than 1% of this sum. In 2015, 1.5…

International seminar “High Council of Justice of Ukraine: results, experience, challenges and solutions for Ukraine” held in Kyiv

Two-day event is held on the initiative of the High Council of Justice (HCJ) and with support of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, USAID Project “Fair Justice”, the CoE Project “Strengthening the System of Judicial…

ІV Judicial Forum “Legal Synergy For Prosperity” held in Kyiv

On 1-2 October 2015, Ukrainian Bar Association in cooperation with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the LCF Law Group have co-organized IV UBA Judicial Forum – one of the most significant events at the…

EU Project and the Ministry of Justice discuss the implementation of probation period in Ukraine

On September 30, 2015 the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” jointly with the Ministry of Justice and the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine organized the roundtable «Enshrining the probation institute in the national laws». The…

The High Specialized Court and the National School of Judges being interested in cooperation for the implementation of the probation system

The EU funded Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” continues its cooperation with Ukrainian stakeholders for implementation of the probation system. During the last week, David Perry, the International Expert of the Project on probation and Iryna Zharonkina,…

EU Commissioner Vera Jourová on official visit to Ukraine

Commissioner Vera Jourová, who is in charge of justice, consumers and gender equality, will visit Kyiv on 24-25 September. The aim of the visit is to support the on-going judicial reform process and the fight against corruption, as mentioned by…

Trainings for advocates, civil society activists and journalists to be held in 18 regions of Ukraine

The EU Project “Support to Justice Reform in Ukraine”, for the purpose of information outreach, monitoring and elimination of violations of human rights, as well as the advocates’ rights and guarantees, in criminal cases, continues the series of regional trainings…

NABU detectives to be trained by EU Project experts

The experts on the fight against corruption of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” are providing trainings to 70 detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. From September 19 to September 30, Mika Aalto, the…

EU reaffirmed commitment to support recruitment of candidates to the positions at the local Public Prosecution Offices

On 21 September, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPO) and the European Union Delegation to Ukraine held a joint press briefing to announce the second stage of the open competitive recruitment for prosecutorial positions at Local Prosecutors’ Offices (LPO).…

EU Project organized study visit to Lithuania for the judges of Supreme Court of Ukraine

On 7-10 September, 2015, the delegation of the Supreme Court of Ukraine (SCU) visited the Republic of Lithuania. The visit was organized by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” with an objective to strengthen capacities of…

EU Project to support training of 70 new detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine

On 7 September, the opening ceremony of the launch of the training program for the detectives of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) took place. “We have come closer to the start of the Bureau’s work. Out of the…

First stage of testing to recruit new prosecutors has started with support of the EU

On 5 September, the first stage of the open competitive recruitment of heads of local Public Prosecution Offices was launched at the Prosecution Academy of Ukraine. On this occasion the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the Academy. “With our…

Statement by Thomas Frellesen, Charge d’Affaires of the EU Delegation to Ukraine

“I welcome the appointment of the representatives of the civil society organisations to the nominating panel, which will recommend for the Appointing authority members of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption. This transparent and well-prepared step brings much…

Members of the Constitutional Commission: independence of judges will be strengthened

On 13 August, the presentation of the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine regarding the Judiciary was held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. It was presented by the members of the Working group dealing with the Judiciary issues…

EU supports transparent testing process to recruit public prosecutors in Ukraine

The EU continues to provide its support to much needed public prosecution reforms in Ukraine. The EU-funded project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is going to provide necessary funds and expertise for Ukraine-wide open competition aimed at competitive…

New Regional Justice Reform Council to be established in Kharkiv

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to promote its initiative on establishing the regional justice reform councils. Aimed to support the Government of Ukraine with implementation of the newly adopted Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020,…

First joint training for advocates cooperation with civil society and media outreach held in Chernihiv

On July 18, 2015, the first outreach training “Civil Society and Media Outreach by Regional Bar Self-governance Bodies” held in Chernihiv brought together advocates, journalists and representatives of  local CSO. The event was organized by the Ukrainian National Bar Association,…

French judges shared experience with their Ukrainian colleagues

On 6-10 July, 2015, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” organized a study visit to France for the representatives of the High Council of Justice of Ukraine, Council of Judges of Ukraine, the National School of…

New Regional Justice Reform Council`s Initiative Extends to Lviv

On 2 July 2015, the meeting of the Lviv Regional Justice Sector Reform Council brought together judges, prosecutors, lawyers and legal scholars to discuss the Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020 as well as related topics. The event was organized within…

General Prosecutor’s Office and EU experts discussed priorities for Reform’s Department

On June 27-28, 2015 the European Union Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” and the Council of Europe Project “Support to the Criminal Justice Reform in Ukraine” in cooperation with the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine co-organised the Retreat…

Ukrainian advocates mobilized for protection of human rights

On 24 June 2015, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” joined the Ukrainian National Bar Association, the NGO Association of Advocates of Ukraine, the NGO Ukrainian Bar Association, and the NGO Protection of Human Rights to…

Justice sector stakeholders in Odesa Oblast held the first meeting of the Regional Justice Sector Reform Council

On June 19, 2015, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” held its first meeting of Odesa Regional Justice Sector Reform Council that brought together key justice sector stakeholders of Odesa Oblast to discuss problem issues related to…

Next steps of justice sector reforms discussed at the Supreme Court of Ukraine

On 15 June, the conference “Judicial reform: strategic planning and next steps” was held at the Supreme Court of Ukraine. The conference was organized by the Council on Judicial Reform under the President of Ukraine in cooperation with the Supreme…

EU Experts support with establishing modern probation service in Ukraine

On 09-10 June, David Perry, Visiting Expert of EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, is holding the first training on professional reskilling for the officers of the Criminal Enforcement Inspection of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine.…

Ukrainian Judges Learning International Practices of Class Action Application

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” co-organised the Round Table “Class Action: Ukrainian Prospects in the Lens of Foreign Experience” that took place on June 11 in the Supreme Court of Ukraine. This event was organised…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues efforts to build capacity for cooperation among the justice sector institutions at the regional level

06/02/2015 On 28-29 May, Virgilijus Valancius, the Project Team Leader, visited Lviv to discuss prospects the Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020. Dr. Valancius met with Petro Kablak, President of the Court of Appeal of Lviv Oblast, Roman Fedyk, Prosecutor of…

Ministry of Justice strengthens its capacities to coordinate justice sector reforms

The recent approval of the Justice Sector Reform Strategy and Action Plan by the Justice Reform Council under the President of Ukraine requires increasing of the role of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MOJ) in the process of implementation…

Ukrainian Advocates to Establish New System for Professional Liability Insurance 

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to provide strategic advice to Ukrainian advocates on establishing professional liability insurance through analysis of the best practices of the EU member-states. On 18 May, the EU Project, in…

EU Project supports capacity strengthening of key Ukrainian judicial institutions

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the National Courts Administration of Lithuania has organized a study visit to Lithuania for members of the Council of Judges of Ukraine (CoJ) and the High Qualifications…

EU Project launches the newsletter

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is launching the newsletter which will be released once every two months in electronic version. In addition to already existing media channels, this newsletter will be useful to inform readers in…

EU Project supports prosecution reform strategy development process

On 25-26 April, the workshop “Roadmap for the reforms of the public prosecutor’s office: transitional initiatives and a long-term perspective” was held in Kyiv. The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has co-organized this event in cooperation…

High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine and international experts discuss the methods of Judicial Performance Evaluation

On 24 April, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine with the support of US Agency for International Development FAIR Justice Project, OSCE/ODIHR  and EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, organised the workshop “Judicial Performance Evaluation”.…

The EU Project reported on the outcomes for the last semester and shared its plans for the future

The second meeting of the Steering Committee within the framework of the EU Project “Support to the Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” took place at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.  The meeting focused on summarizing the project outcomes for…

Team of EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” intends to extend its activities to the regions of Ukraine

New pilot initiative in Odesa Oblast is aimed to strengthen interinstitutional cooperation among the key justice sector stakeholders at the regional level. “The idea is to bring together representatives of the judiciary, prosecution and advocacy to define and discuss problem…

Ukrainian advocates with the support of the EU project started discussing the Advocates’ Declaration on the Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Cases

On April 17 the workshop was held in Odesa on discussing the draft of the Advocates’ Declaration on the Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Cases. This event opened a series of workshops dedicated to the development of a single document which…

Virgilijus Valancius joins the Constitutional Commission

Virgilius Valancius, Team Leader of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, has joined the Constitutional Commission under the President of Ukraine. The first meeting of the Constitutional Commission of Ukraine took place on April 6. The…

Representatives of judiciary, business and lawyers discussed judicial reform in Ukraine

On March 31, Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader of EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, participated in the Round Table “Judicial reform in Ukraine: prospects for business environment”. The event was organized by the US-Ukraine Business Council which…

EU Project Assists Ukrainian Advocates in Developing Declaration to Protect Human Rights

The Ukrainian National Bar Association, Association of Advocates of Ukraine, and Ukrainian Bar Association have announced a joint initiative to develop the Declaration of Criminal Justice Reforms. The objectives of the Declaration are to protect human rights in the criminal…

EU Project supports reform of the enforcement service in Ukraine

On 24 March, the Round Table “Reform on Enforcement System in Ukraine” was held at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The event was organized by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the…

Judges and Legal Professionals Discuss Judicial Reform in the European Integration Process of Ukraine

On March 19, ІІІ International Judicial Forum “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: European Vector” kicked off at the Supreme Court of Ukraine. The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” co-organized this event in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Ukraine, weekly…

Ukrainian stakeholders learn best European practices of information system management

On March 12-13, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has organized the Round Table “Strategic & Budget Planning and Information…

EU Experts contribute to the Ukrainian prosecution reform

Loic Guerin, the Key Expert, and Nataliya Dromina-Voloc, the National Expert of the Component 3, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, have joined the Working group on the Reform of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine.…

Government Office for European Integration will contribute to implementation of the Ukrainian Justice Sector Reform Strategy

The team of experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” held a work meeting with Natalia Gnydiuk, Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Director of the Government Office for European Integration (GOEI).…

EU Project continues cooperation with the National School of Judges of Ukraine

On 26 February, Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader, EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, and Yulia Zemlytska, the Project’s National Expert, held a working meeting with Mykola Onishchuk, Rector of the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJU),…

EU project contributes to establishing new probation system in Ukraine

On 26 February, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” co-organized the round table “Probation in Ukraine: next steps” in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. The main objective of…

EU experts assist with development of new probation system in Ukraine

After adoption of the law of Ukraine “On probation” on 05 February 2015, development of the new probation system has become one of the priorities to be included in the wider Justice Sector Reform Strategy in 2015-2020. The expert David…

Ukrainian prosecutors learn from their peers in the EU member states

On 17-18 February, the round table “Modernization of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Line with the European Standards” is being held in Kyiv. The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has co-organized this event in cooperation with…

EU Project contributes to dialogue among parties to criminal process

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, in cooperation with the Ukrainian National Bar Association, became a co-organizer of the Forum “Respect for Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings” held in the Congress Hotel “Pushcha” on 6-7 February.…

EU Project and State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine discussed Justice Sector Reforms Strategy

On 6 February, the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” Dovydas Vitkauskas, Iryna Zharonkina and Denys Paschenko met with the representatives of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. Purpose of the meeting – discussion…

Virgilijus Valancius, the Project Team Leader, met with Tigran Avakyan, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on European Integration

During the meeting the Justice Sector Reform Strategy was discussed. Opinions has been exchanged regarding the reform of the criminal justice in Ukraine. The Team Leader informed the Deputy Minister about the Project progress. Dr. Valancius mentioned that the Project…

EU Project Experts and State Penitentiary Service officials agreed to enhance cooperation

On January 29, Michel Gerber, Key Expert of the Project, and Iryna Zharonkina, National Expert of the Project, held a working meeting with the representatives of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine and discussed the axes of cooperation for probation.…

EU Project contributes to strengthening independence of the Ukrainian judiciary

On 14 January, Dr. Virgilijus Valancius, Team Leader, EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, participated in the press conference dedicated to the adoption of the draft law #1516 “On Ensuring The Right To Fair Trial” along with…

EU Project and State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine discussed cooperation prospects

On 23 December the experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” Michel Gerber and Iryna Zharonkina held a working meeting with the officials of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine. The purpose of the meeting…

EU Project encourages Ukrainian advocates to raise their voices in the process of criminal justice reform

On December 17, Component Four of the Project, “Improving Access to Justice and the Right to Defence”, participated in the Fourth Annual Winter Forum of the Association of Advocates of Ukraine regarding Criminal Justice and Proceedings. The purpose of the…

EU Project “Support to justice sector reforms in Ukraine” promotes dialogue between the parties to the criminal proceedings

In early October 2014 the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” supported the initiative of the NGO “Protection of Human Rights” on organising regular round tables to discuss issues related to the application of provisions of the…

French experts will develop recommendations for new enforcement system model

Last week the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” hosted the group of experts who visited Ukraine to provide strategic advice to local policy-makers on an appropriate enforcement system model by reference to best practices of the…

Key representatives of justice sector discussed the judiciary reform strategy

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine” experts took part in the conference “Judiciary Reform Strategy: Tasks for the New Parliament”, held on November 26 in Kyiv, together with the most prominent lawyers and experts in the justice…

EU Project helps raising awareness on issues of uniformity of judicial practice

On 20-21 November, the Round Table “Uniformity of case law: European experience, practical aspects” was held with a purpose of discussing the mechanism of consistency of judicial practice and preliminary reference procedure in Ukraine.  Co-organized by the Supreme Court of…

EU Expert presented comments for program documents on reforming the law enforcement sector of Ukraine

Michel Gerber, Key Expert on a police reform, the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, prepared observartions on the draft document “Law Enforcement Agencies Development Strategy” approved at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on 22…

EU Project dedicates efforts to strengthen cooperation of Ukrainian constitutional court judges with European peers

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” supported participation of the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in the round table discussion “The Role of the Constitutional Court Insuring the Independence of Judiciary” on 22-25 October…

“Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” brings together legal professionals to discuss preventive measures in criminal cases

On 16 October, the Roundtable “Practical Application of the Criminal Procedure Code’s Article 331, part 3 “Imposing, revoking, or changing a preventive measure in court” was held in  organized by the Association of Advocates Providing Legal Aid. The participants included…

Anti-Corruption Laws – Preventing a Step Back

Klaus Huener, Key Expert, Prevention and Fight Against Corruption, participated in the round table “Anti-Corruption laws – preventing a step back” held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on October 13. Among the participants of the event were Andriy Marusov, Head of…

The EU Project Expert Shares Best Practices with Lviv Oblast Police officers

On 7 October, Michel Gerber, Key Expert, Support to Reform of the Police held a working meeting with the police officers and civil society representatives of Lviv Oblast. The Project Key Expert shared his vision on the police reform in…

EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” contributed to organization of the Third Judiciary Forum of the Ukrainian Bar Association

The event targeted at judges, prosecutors, academicians and the lawyers defending clients’ interests in courts. EU Project provided legal expertize in key areas of the Forum. Leaders of all branches of judicial system and advocacy were invited for participation in…

EU experts participated in the round table: “The Prosecutor as a key investigator of cybercrimes: drafting methodology for increasing professional level”.

On September 23, the roundtable was held at the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine within a framework of preparation for the series of trainings on prevention of the cybercrimes. Loic Guerin,Key Expert, and Natalya Dryomina-Voloc, National Expert, participated in the…

EU Project Experts Assist Ukrainian Advocates in Applying Best Advocacy Standards

The First International Forum “Development Paths of Ukrainian Advocacy in the European Community” was held in Kyiv on 5 July. EU-funded Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” supported initiative of the Kyiv Bar Council in its aspiration for strengthening the…

European experts will assist the General Prosecutors Office of Ukraine to develop strategy of reforms

On July 29, the first meeting of the Working Group on Development of Proposals for the Prosecution Reform Strategy took place at the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine. The meeting was organized within the EU-funded project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in…

First meeting of working group on reforms held at the GPO

On 29 July, the working meeting on the prosecution reform took place at the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine. The participants discussed proposals for the Strategy of the reform of the prosecution being developed within the EU Project “Support to Justice…

A steering committee meeting has taken place within the framework of the EU project “Support of Justice reforms in Ukraine”

A steering committee meeting has taken place within the framework of the EU project “Support of Justice reforms in Ukraine” at the premises of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Participants have discussed future plans concerning further implementation of initiatives within the framework…

EU PROJECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT OF JUDICIARY REFORM STRATEGY

On 7 August, the Second Strategic Judiciary Workshop on Ukraine Judiciary Development Strategy was held in the premises of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on the initiative of the Council of Judges of Ukraine and the EU-funded Project “Support to Justice Sector…