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BBC: Tymoshenko on trial in Kiev for abuse of power

The US and the EU have condemned the charges against Mrs Tymoshenko and some of her allies as selective prosecution of political opponents. If convicted, Mrs Tymoshenko would be out of contention for parliamentary elections due in October 2012 | детальніше

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Constitutional Court says President may dissolve courts

The Constitutional Court also declared constitutional a number of other provisions of this law, as well as provisions of the Law on the Higher Council of Justice. The latter’s constitutionality had been disputed by 54 National Deputies | детальніше

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High Council of Justice’s extended powers upheld

On Tuesday the Constitutional Court issued a judgement upholding all powers held by the High Council of Justice on dismissing judges. None of the items of the submission from the Supreme Court was allowed. | детальніше

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Tax Code Protester, Serhiy Kostakov has spent longer in custody than if convicted

The latest court hearing has again been postponed to 11 July. Serhiy Kostakov has been held on remand since 1 December 2010 charged with damaging a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code | детальніше

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Human Rights Ombudsperson also calls for Tax Code Protester’s release

The Ombudsperson, Nina Karpachova has appealed to the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv asking that it chooses a form of preventive measure other than remand in custody against Serhiy Kostakov, one of the participants in the demonstrations against the Tax Code in late November last year | детальніше

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Former Minister under Tymoshenko, Valery Ivashchenko goes on hunger strike

Forrme Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government, Valery Ivashchenko has begun an indefinite hunger strike in protest at his continued remand in custody. His case, like others, has led to accusations of selective prosecutions under the present regime | детальніше

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Yury Lutsenko’s trial continues

The new hearing presided over by Judge Serhiy Vovk whom Lutsenko has twice sought to have removed refused to allow MP H. Moskal to be defence counsel and turned down the former Minister of Internal Affairs and opposition party leader’s latest application to be released from custody | детальніше

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Kharkiv Court: Police not obliged to respond to calls for help

On 24 May this year the Kharkiv District Administrative Court rejected a claim filed against the unlawful actions and inaction by the police during the protest in Gorky Park in Kharkiv from late May to early June 2010 | детальніше

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Prosecutor General not forthcoming over Lutsenko Judge criminal investigation

According to National Deputy, Hennady Moskal the Prosecutor General’s Office has not responded to a number of letters asking from information about the alleged criminal investigation initiated against the judge who is presently examining the case against Yury Lutsenko and whom Lutsenko has twice sought to have withdrawn | детальніше

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Tax Code protester has been in custody for seven months

Serhiy Kostakov is accused of having damaged a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010O. The proof for such an offence is widely considered to be questionable, while the grounds for his remand in custody are quite unfathomable | детальніше

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Court orders recalculation of dictator’s head

An independent assessment is to be made into how accurate the figure given by the Communist Party for the damage caused to the highly controversial bust of Stalin is. 9 young people are facing charges of causing damage “on a particular large scale” … | детальніше

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Trial of Yury Lutsenko begins

The Pechersky Court in Kyiv once again rejected a petition to withdraw the judge examining the former Minister of Internal Affairs case. Lutsenko believes Serhiy Vovk has a vested interest in seeing him convicted | детальніше

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EU official: Ukraine’s progress in EU integration depends on existence of impartial judiciary

In order to succeed on its path towards obtaining the membership in the European Union, Ukraine needs to conduct comprehensive reforms of the judicial system, European Commissioner Günther Herrmann Oettinger has said | детальніше

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European Parliament Resolution on Tymoshenko Case

On 9 June the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that judicial measures are not used selectively, not to use criminal law to prosecute the opposition and not to restrict the freedom of movement of political leaders | детальніше

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On the Criminal Prosecution of Yury Lutsenko

The first court hearing in his case is scheduled for 9 June 201 and we therefore consider it our civic duty to express our position with regard to the former Minister’s work and the reasons for his prosecution | детальніше

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More high-level warnings against persecution of the opposition

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly and several deputy groups within the European Parliament have come out with strong criticism of facts which they believe prove that opposition politicians are facing persecution in Ukraine | детальніше

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Tymoshenko prevented from visiting voters within Ukraine

On the same day that the media reported plans by the European Parliament to hold a debate on “the cases of Yulia Tymoshenko and other members of the former government”, the Prosecutor General’s Office refused to allow Tymoshenko to travel on a working visit to the Lviv region | детальніше

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More Donetsk judges moved to Kyiv Economic Court

A Decree posted on the President’s website moves two more judges from Donetsk to the Economic Court in Kyiv. In May the daughter of the Crimean Prime Minister Vasyl Dzharty became the Deputy Head of the same Court | детальніше

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Supreme Court overturns rulings in Lazarenko Case

It may be said that on 6 June 2011 the Supreme Court turned a new page in Ukraine’s legal history. For the first time it overturned court rulings passed with considerable violations of the principles of fair court proceedings confirmed by a European Court of Human Rights judgement | детальніше

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Fate of the Supreme Court still up in the air

On a draft law which, according to the author, is aimed at finally succeeding in making the Supreme Court malleable – the motives for its being pushed, and the reasons why the Party of the Regions has now twice backed off | детальніше

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