A long and squalid wrangle over Artist Union’s 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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 Ukraine’s international commitments is disturbing | detail

Visits 2098

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. | detail

Visits 1092

The Military prosecutor’s 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 prosecutor’s 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 | detail

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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. | detail

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A farewell to arms

Reduction of the Ukrainian army is a catastrophe for servicemen. | detail

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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 | detail

Visits 1525

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. | detail

Visits 1577

Non-execution of court decisions undermines the authority of judicial power

This is a resolution of the General Meeting of the Association of Judges of the Donetsk oblast that was held on 4 February. | detail

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Donetsk judges are ready to repudiate the claim to the European Court, if pay arrears would be recompensed to them

Three days ago the group of judges of the Donetsk Appeal court sent to Strasbourg the additional claim “on the compensation of moral damage”. Yet, they are ready to withdraw all demands if the state would pay them their money. | detail

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Picketing of the Donetsk appeal court

On 4 February ten people, dissatisfied with court decisions on their cases, picketed the building of the Donetsk oblast appeal court. The picketers want their problems to be considered by the commission of the Supreme Court of Ukraine. | detail

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Consideration of Feldman’s case by the Supreme Court of Ukraine

The Court started the consideration per se of the cassation complaints of Boris Feldman, the vice-president of the bank “Slavianskiy”, and his advocates. | detail

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Results of the monitoring of the quality of spring recruiting campaign-2003

The quality of the recruiting campaigns did not improve: 80% of young soldiers from Kharkov and the Kharkov oblast are not ready for army service. | detail

Visits 1423

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