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Council of Europe’s patience with Ukraine running out

Marietta de Purba-Lundin, Co-Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Ukraine has explained the reasons for the clearly articulated warning of sanction if political prisoners are not freed | детальніше

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Accounting Chamber finds loss of independence for Ukrainian judges

Existing normative legal documents are equivocal, precluding a single interpretation. This results in discrepancies as far as judges’ pay is concerned, and therefore the constitutional guarantees for their independence are lost | детальніше

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Lutsenko “trial” hurtles on, unhampered by PACE or the right to fair court proceedings

On Friday Judge Serhiy Vovk showed no sign of concern over the clear calls from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to put an end to the serious violations of Yury Lutsenko’s right to liberty and a fair trial, completing the questioning stage with 50 people’s testimony simply read out | детальніше

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Rubber Stamp Courts

Overt pressure on the enforcement bodies and increasing encroachments on the independence of the judiciary are a danger to everybody. Journalists would be well-advised to think hard about who they are serving through uncritical reporting such as that seen over the PrivatBank killings | детальніше

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Criminal proceedings initiated against former Kharkiv Governor Avakov

The Prosecutor’s Office on 26 January initiated criminal proceedings specifically against the head of the Kharkiv regional branch of the Batkivshchyna Party, former Kharkiv Governor and rival for the post of Mayor of Kharkiv in 2010, Arsen Avakov. | детальніше

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Ivashchenko’s right to equality of arms flagrantly violated

Despite objections from former Acting Defence Minister Ivashchenko and his defence, Judge Serhiy Vovk simply read out testimony of witnesses given during the pre-trial investigation (just as he insisted on doing the previous day in the trial of former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko) | детальніше

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Judge Vovk simply reads out testimony given earlier in Lutsenko trial

In another extraordinary move given the number of witnesses in the Lutsenko trial who have accused the investigators and / or Prosecutor of pressure or distortion of their words, Judge Serhiy Vovk decided to read out testimony of 30 people supposedly unable to attend the hearings | детальніше

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Myroslava Gongadze: “A Country that launders criminals”

"President Kuchma’s lawyers and their client claim to be interested in uncovering the truth in the Gongadze case, but are in fact opposing the course of justice. They are using formal grounds to get the case brought against Kuchma declared unlawful". | детальніше

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Forward to a jury system or back to people’s assessors?

The draft Criminal Procedure Code envisages the appearance of jury assessors. The government claims that this is the first step towards creating a jury system in Ukraine. Experts are critical, predicting a return to the Soviet model of people’s assessors | детальніше

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Ivashchenko’s rights further infringed

Former Acting Defence Minister in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government, Valery Ivashchenko is outraged that the Prosecutors have doctors’ assessments of his state of health that neither he nor his lawyers have been given | детальніше

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Constitutional Court OKs restrictions on time for reading criminal file

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has found that amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code introduced in April 2011 which limit the time allowed an accused person and their defence to read the criminal file material are constitutional | детальніше

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Lutsenko trial: forced day out with Prosecutor hurling allegations

Dmytro Loban, the State Prosecutor asserted at a press briefing that the former Internal Affairs Minister had “refused” to go to court; that the Penitentiary Service medical staff saw no grounds and that it was the defence’s fault that he had been in court for 15 hours the day before until 23.30 | детальніше

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Court of Appeal upholds ruling closing prosecution against Kuchma

The Kyiv Court of Appeal on Friday 20 January upheld the decision of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv on 14 December 2011 which quashed the criminal proceedings against former Presidentt Kuchma in connection with Georgy Gongadze’s murder | детальніше

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Lutsenko trial: 14 hour court hearing with four "ambulance breaks"

The trial of former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko reached new depths of cynical disregard for the defendant’s rights on Thursday. With the court clearly under instructions to move fast, judge Serhiy Vovk rejected applications for the court’s adjournment on the grounds of Yury Lutsenko’s health. | детальніше

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France’s Human Rights Ambassador condemns violation of Lutsenko’s rights

“I ask myself how, if the court system sees fit to treat Lutsenko, Tymoshenko, Ivashchenko and people of such a level so severely and brutally, what is it like for those who can’t attract the media and public’s attention, who don’t have the money for proper defence in court?” | детальніше

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French human rights ambassador prevented from seeing Tymoshenko

France’s Human Rights Ambassador Francois Zimeray has been refused permission to meet with former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is being held in the Kachanivska Penal Colony in Kharkiv | детальніше

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Lutsenko trial: new speed record in questioning witnesses

One "witness" was there to give her assessment of the difference between "ceremonious" and "festive" - on the basis of a dictionary not particular events | детальніше

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Lutsenko trial: One witness after another testifies in former Minister’s favour

On Tuesday Presiding Judge Serhiy Vovk cancelled examination of another case fuelling suspicions that now that Tymoshenko’s trial is over, there is pressure to finish Lutsenko’s as soon as possible. | детальніше

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Plea from Tymoshenko’s Press Secretary not to spread disinformation

She says that Ms Tymoshenko does not have a masseuse, and asks journalists to not participate in what she calls a special operation from Bankova (the President’s Administration]. | детальніше

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Court forces pace on Lutsenko trial

Yury Lutsenko is convinced that, having dealt with Tymoshenko, those in power now want to finish with his case as quickly as possible. And that the fact that most witnesses have testified in his favour does not mean a favourable outcome | детальніше

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