A judge wont stand in judgment on a judge
“The case was closed due to the non-appearance of the respondent” is just one of the stages in this surreal, although unfortunately true, tale of a journalists efforts to stand up for his rights and those of the public to receive objective information
PACE calls on Ukraine to accelerate implementation of a European judicial model
PACE welcomes the tabling in parliament of a number of draft laws which allow for fundamental changes to the court system in Ukraine, however is concerned by numerous reservations from the Supreme Court which some parliamentarians seem to be using to drag out the reform
Journalists define Ukraines main problems
A recent study showed that while most journalists consider reform of the judiciary to be one of the highest priorities for society, their assessment of actual progress and of relations between the press and courts in Ukraine is worryingly low
“Ukraine doesnt have independent monitoring of the level of offences committed by judges
While in present conditions, the Verkhovna Radas consent to the arrest of a corrupt judge was by no means guaranteed, it is probably a drop in the ocean given the likely level of corruption within the Ukrainian judiciary
A long and squalid wrangle over Artist Unions property
With property rights weakly protected in Ukraine, there are all too many conflicts between the authorities and individuals, civic organizations, creative unions, etc. These can be won, but perseverance is needed
Open Letter on the state of the judiciary
The author believes the time is long overdue to stop the endless empty chatter and begin real reform
Corruption in delirium?
One would like to laugh over this truly surreal saga however the picture it paints of court corruption and (apparent) impunity renders even a smile impossible
On a recent ruling from the Severodonetsk City Court
The recent ruling on an administrative suit filed by the victim of an attack against the police for their refusal to launch a criminal investigation is a positive move for a Ukrainian court and hopefully a lesson for the police
The President has endorsed unlawful limitations of the constitutional powers of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine
It is staggering that the President should have agreed to such a manifestly dubious legal step. Particularly given that the Constitutional Court may declare these very changes to be unconstitutiona
We have the opportunity to defend our rights
Two promising pieces of legislation give the opportunity to really exercise ones rights, and this recent seminar discussed ways of doing just that
Survey in military unit А 1915
The anonymous survey presents some cheering findings, as does the cooperation the local group encountered, however the level of ignorance about Ukraines international commitments is disturbing
The Ministry of Justice plans to broaden the right to alternative military service
The proposed new law recognizes the right to alternative service of those who on moral grounds reject the use of violence.
The Military prosecutors office of the Kharkiv garrison has begun a campaign against “dedovshchina”
According to information given by senior lieutenant of justice S. Trubchaninov, a deputy of the military prosecutor of the Kharkiv garrison, during 2005 the officers of military prosecutors office of the Kharkiv garrison has taken preventive measures against illegal bullying and other forms of pressure by senior military personnel. As a result, no facts of dedovshchina were registered during the first six months of 2005
Report on the results of monitoring of quality of the autumn recruiting campaign-2003
The Kharkov Union of soldiers mothers (KhUSM) continues the monitoring of the quality of recruiting campaigns.
Privileges envisaged by laws must be granted
Communal services do not want to observe the law «On social and legal protection of servicemen and their families», according to which parents and other members of families of servicemen, who perished, died, disappeared or became invalids during the army service, get the 50% discount for the payments for dwelling and communal services
A civil case was considered by court in absence of one of the sides and with other violations of the procedure
The Krasnodon town court issued the decision about the payment of non-existent debts to a communal service. The court considered this case in absence of the defendant and without the proper notification. The defendant also did not get a copy of the decision.