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08.11.2005

Conclusion of the Committee on Issues of Legal Policy: “Military courts should be liquidated gradually”.

Final and complete liquidation of military courts will become possible only with the introduction of proper procedural codes which do not envisage cases under these courts’ jurisdiction. | detail

Visits 1307
02.11.2005

The planned reforms of the courts and of law enforcement bodies do not meet the needs of a democratic society

On 10 October, in the UNIAN, human rights activists and lawyers discussed issues relating to the reform of the courts and of law enforcement bodies in Ukraine. Positive comments were few and far between. | detail

Visits 1280
02.11.2005

Vasyl Onopenko: “The Criminal Procedure Code should be changed!”

Last week Vasyl Onopenko introduced a new Draft Law No. 8256 on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. The author points out that such amendments are needed because of discrepancies in the legislative regulation of the methods of recording court hearings into a case (minutes of a court sitting) and reproduction of technical tools in courts of all types of jurisdiction. | detail

Visits 1597
25.09.2005

Planned amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution to bring it into compliance with the Statute of the International Criminal Court

Specialists of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine have prepared a Draft Law “On introducing amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine” in connection with the future ratification of the Statute of the International Criminal Court... | detail

Visits 1420
14.09.2005

On the provision of free legal aid in criminal cases

In order to establish what the situation really is with legal aid provided by the State in criminal cases, the Kharkiv group for human rights protection turned with formal requests for information to the Ministry of Justice, territorial departments of justice, State judicial administration of Ukraine (SJAU) and to appeal courts. The data obtained in the responses to our irequests are summed up in the article. | detail

Visits 1366
14.09.2005

Legislation on legal aid (information from the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine)

To establish how free legal aid is rendered in criminal cases at the expense of the state budget, the Kharkiv group for human rights protection turned with informational requests to the Ministry of Justice, territorial departments of justice, State judicial administration of Ukraine and to appeal courts. The data obtained in the responses to our informational requests are summed up in the article | detail

Visits 1532
14.09.2005

Round table “Free legal aid: ensuring the right of citizens of Ukraine to access to justice”

On 2 July a round table “Free legal aid: ensuring the right of citizens of Ukraine to access to justice” was held in the hotel “Natsionalny" to discuss a system and efficient mechanisms for providing free legal aid when needed. | detail

Visits 1202
17.08.2005

Decision of the European Court in Sergey Chizhov’s case

The day before yesterday the European Court of human rights made public its decision in the case Sergey Chizhov vs. Ukraine. He complained against Ukraine in the connection with non-fulfillment of the court decision about paying out the compensation for illegal arrest, which violated his right for fair trial. The European Court supported the claimant. | detail

Visits 1772
17.08.2005

Kuchma left, Kuchmism remained

It seems that the new President of Ukraine inherited the juridical service from the team of his predecessor, together with its legal nihilism. Yet, we hope that is it only an inadvertence of Viktor Yushchenko, but not his conscious position. | detail

Visits 1595
17.08.2005

Ukraine continues paying out salary debts through the European court for human rights

Yesterday the European court for human rights pronounced verdicts on three cases against Ukraine unanimously recognizing the violation by the country of the right for fair trial and the right for free management of one’s property, as well as the absence of efficient national tools for protection of these rights in Ukraine. Besides, violation of the right for fair trial because of unreasonable term of trial was acknowledged in one case | detail

Visits 1380
28.04.2005

Defense becomes more accessible

Starting from the next week advocates of the Kharkiv group for human rights protection will commence on granting free defense to the detained | detail

Visits 1292
26.02.2005

Institution of criminal case against a member of «Pora!» in Chernigiv was illegal

On 26 November, after consideration of the appeal, the court cancelled the decision of an investigating officer on institution of criminal case against Oleksandr Lomaka, a member of the public campaign “Pora!”. O. Lomaka was detained on 20 October in Chernigiv for the illegal storage of explosives (part 1 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). | detail

Visits 1749
13.09.2004

Commentaries to the draft of Criminal-Procedural Code of Ukraine presented for the second reading in the Supreme Rada

The authors of the article analyzed the draft and drew the conclusion that the Draft contradicted the Constitution and international obligations of Ukraine, in particular, in the parts that concern the penetration to dwelling, presumption of innocence, detention of the suspected, terms of their holding in custody before the official accusation, during the pre-trial investigation and trial. | detail

Visits 2099
27.07.2004

Case of Lukyanenko is a disgrace for Ukraine!

Krasny Luch mayor S. Lukyanenko is persecuted for non-existing crimes. | detail

Visits 1406
13.12.2002

Advantages and shortcomings of the court reform

Author’s meditations about some changes introduced into the Civil-Procedural Code more than a year ago. | detail

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