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16.11.2004

Seminar for judges of the Chernigiv oblast “Right for free election in international and domestic legislation in the context of election of the President of Ukraine”

   

On 27 August 2004 the seminar for judges of the Chernigiv oblast “Right for free election in international and domestic legislation in the context of election of the President of Ukraine” was held in Chernigiv. The seminar was organized by the Chernigiv public committee of human rights protection in the framework of the project “Active protection of election rights-2004”. The goal of the action was familiarization of judges of the Chernigiv oblast with modern standards of human rights connected with election process.

The substantial attention was focused on the problem of application of new Ukrainian laws “On election of the President of Ukraine” and “On Central election commission”, the right for free election was discussed from the viewpoint of the European Convention of human rights.

The following topics were considered at the seminar: “Authorities and system of election commissions. Organization and conduction of elections of the President of Ukraine”, “Questions of practical application of elective laws”, “Conduction of pre-election agitation. Public actions”, “Restrictions on the conduction of pre-election agitation”, etc. The attention was paid to the existing court practices, especially in the Chernigiv oblast.

Representatives of the court branch of power and public organizations worked as lecturers and trainers at the seminar, in particular, Volodymir Cheremis, the manager of the Institute of economic-social problems “Respublika”, Nadiya Molochko and Svitlana Glushchenok, experts in the sphere of election right, Oleksandr Demchenko, a judge of the Appeal court of the Chernigiv oblast, and others.

The seminar was a continuation of the cooperation between the Chernigiv public committee of human rights protection and the Appeal court of the Chernigiv oblast. The texts of the new laws of Ukraine “On election of the President of Ukraine” and “On Central election commission” were distributed among the participants of the seminar. Besides, owing to the project “Promotion of organization of election in Ukraine”, the judges got “The collection of advices on the question of application of the laws on election of the President of Ukraine”.

More detailed information about this action and the project “Active protection of election rights-2004” can be found on the site http://www.elections.cn.ua, which also contains the information about the observance of human rights connected with the election process in the Chernigiv oblast.

Reference:

The project “Active protection of election rights-2004” is realized by the Chernigiv public committee of human rights protection with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The main purpose of the project is the prevention and liquidation of violations of election rights of citizens on the territory of the Chernigiv oblast during the Presidential election.

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