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09.03.2017

Ukraine’s Got Less Than a Month to Clean Up Highest Court

Maidan is continuing with efforts to prevent yet another rejuggling of a reform-resistant status quo through the appointment of seriously compromised judges to the Supreme Court | detail

Visits 2971
30.01.2017

Ukrainian court sabotages fight against judicial corruption

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau [NABU] has reacted with anger after a court rejected its application to have a Kyiv judge caught taking a huge bribe remanded in custody. The agency pulls no punches, calling the move sabotage and rejecting the court’s attempt to hide behind a dubious ‘statement’ issued recently by the High Council of Justice. | detail

Visits 1739
23.01.2017

Top Ukraine court posts for super-rich judges & defender of Yanukovych’s dictatorship laws?

Among the candidates for posts in the Supreme Court [SCU] are the former President of the Court who justified Viktor Yanukovych’s draconian ‘dictatorship’ laws and judges involved in politically motivated prosecutions. The CHESNO civic movement has sounded the alarm to ensure that purportedly fair competition does not re-establish the heavily tarnished status quo. | detail

Visits 1704
19.01.2017

Ukraine’s High Council of Justice fights back against measures to combat judicial corruption

Corrupt judges can breathe a sigh of relief. An amendment to Ukraine’s Constitution restricting judges’ immunity from arrest in cases where they have been caught committing an offence has been deftly ‘readjusted’ by the High Council of Justice | detail

Visits 1249
28.07.2016

Reformers warn of dangers in new bill on High Council of Justice

While broadly welcoming the law, the Reanimation Package of Reforms propose some amendments to ensure mechanisms of response to judges’ complaints of interference in their work, and to prevent preservation of the old system | detail

Visits 883
28.03.2016

Crucial Maidan killings suspect released with courts accused of sabotage

Roman Zavorotny, who is accused of a key role in arming ‘titushki’ or paid thugs with police machine guns, was released from custody just after midnight on Sunday morning | detail

Visits 3866
05.08.2013

Judges face selective disciplinary proceedings

Only one in 100 complaints achieved its end in2011-2012, however analysts point out that where judges cannot fail to infringe time and other constraints because of their excessive workload, disciplinary proceedings can easily be used as pressure. | detail

Visits 1679
03.09.2012

Final Act for Supreme Court Saga?

With the imminent retirement of the candidate elected as a temporary compromise measure after Supreme Court judges resisted pressure from those in power to install the latter’s preferred candidate, it is likely that this time the favoured candidate will be chosen | detail

Visits 1962
16.05.2012

Judges on a lead: classified income declarations in exchange for loyalty

Corrupt judges can rest easy, their income declarations will not be seen by anybody except the heads of the courts. | detail

Visits 1860
23.12.2011

Analyst: New Law will assist illegal seizures and Yanukovych with Mezhyhirya

Roman Kuybida, Deputy Head of the Centre for Political and Legal Reform, believes that Law No. 9635, just adopted, on Procedure for Court Proceedings makes it possible to ensure possession of property received through dubious court rulings | detail

Visits 2345
22.10.2011

Judges will themselves determine which rulings to hide from the public

As feared, parliament has undermined a vital mechanism for ensuring public monitoring of court rulings by allowing judges to themselves determine which court rulings will be entered in the “Single Register of Court Rulings” | detail

Visits 1690
19.10.2011

Vasyl Onopenko removed from the High Council of Justice

The High Council of Justice on Tuesday terminated the authority of Vasyl Onopenko in connection with the end of his term as President of the Supreme Court. The election, in which he is standing again, has been blocked | detail

Visits 2262
15.10.2011

Supreme Court begins proceedings on Stanislav Lutsenko cases

For more than two years the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights with respect to Lutsenko v. Ukraine has remained unenforced. During that period Stanislav Lutsenko has been serving a prison sentence on the basis of a conviction whose questionable nature was confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights. | detail

Visits 1958
10.10.2011

Parliamentarians want to restrict access to court rulings

The Verkhovna Rada on 6 October passed at its first reading a draft law which would determine which court rulings are entered in the Register of Court Rulings. Responsibility for the selection would be vested with the Council of Judges | detail

Visits 1781
26.09.2011

Venice Commission: Individuals have the right to constitutional submissions

The Head of the Venice Commission Delegation visiting Ukraine to discuss the draft law on the parliamentary elections, believes that Ukrainian citizens must be given the right to make individual submissions to the Constitutional Court | detail

Visits 1860
17.07.2011

Ukraine’s unprecedented law

With less than 6 months remaining for Ukraine to rectify systemic faults leading to abuse of remand in custody, the tale here of a Court of Appeal’s ruling finding detention unwarranted and the subsequent motion in the High Council of Justice to have all three judges dismissed, gives no grounds for optimism | detail

Visits 2444
30.11.2009

Dependent independence

According to the Accounting Chamber, systemic failings in legal regulation of organizational provisions for the Constitutional Court are seriously impeding fulfilment of the constitutional guarantees of Court and judges’ independence | detail

Visits 1455
12.03.2009

Ukraine vs. Children: Whose side is the court on?

Ukraine’s laws do not help children to resolve their problems via the courts. Quite the contrary: the courts simply multiply these problems, deeply traumatizing children who are already in a difficult situation | detail

Visits 2130
04.02.2009

Why are court rulings not available to all?

The Single Court Register which was intended to provide free and comprehensive information about court rulings in Ukraine is not working | detail

Visits 2143
04.12.2008

Judges accused of bribe-taking

The Prosecutor General’s Office has launched one criminal investigation into an alleged case of corruption involving a judge, sent another to the court and asked the Supreme Court to determine jurisdiction in two other cases | detail

Visits 1946
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