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Supreme Court takes Cabinet of Ministers to court

The Head of the Supreme Court has expressed outrage over the Government’s decision to hand two Supreme Court buildings over to the High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases and sees it as indication that they plan to ignore the recommendations on the Supreme Court given by the Venice Commission | детальніше

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US Ambassador advises Ukraine to heed Venice Commission

The United States is urging Ukraine’s parliament to pay heed to the recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding the Law on the Judicial System and the Status of Judges | детальніше

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Judicial Reform: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The author, a member of the Venice Commission, considers the Commission’s far less than glowing assessments of two major laws affecting the justice system. She stresses the need to heed the Commission’s recommendations, not just create the pretence of doing so | детальніше

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Venice Commission unimpressed by law on the judiciary

The Venice Commission has published its Opinion on the Law on the Judicial System and the Status of Judges. As reported, in July neither the ruling coalition nor the President saw fit to await this requested opinion and passed a highly controversial law | детальніше

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European Judges note that Ukrainians being deprived of their rights

The reduction in the powers of Ukraine’s Supreme Court will restrict the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens. This is the view of the Head of the Association of Supreme Court Heads in the EU and President of the Austrian Supreme Court, Irmgard Griss | детальніше

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Strasbourg finds Ukraine violated the right to a fair trial and freedom of speech

In its ruling on 15 July in the case of Gazeta Ukraina-Tsentr v. Ukraine, the European Court of Human Rights found that there had been a violation of Article 6 § 1 and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights | детальніше

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New Law on the Judiciary augurs increased disorder

The Law on the Judicial System and Status of Judges which has just come into force is in many ways out of line with European norms. This is the message from human rights groups with criticism of the law vocal. | детальніше

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Human Rights Ombudsperson reacts to events in Gorky Park

Nina Karpacheva says that the information she has received suggests that there were numerous violations of civic rights with regard to protection of life and health, personal security, the right to information, freedom of views and of expression, and safety regulations | детальніше

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New law on the judicial system will restrict access to the court

Maxim Kopeichykov from the law firm Illyash and Partners points to serious failings including diminished opportunity for appeal and reduced time frames meaning that the average person will not be able to appeal without a lawyer most cannot afford | детальніше

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The President’s Justice System

By signing the law on the judicial system on 27 July President Yanukovych ignored calls from a large number of civic organizations and individuals, and concern expressed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and showed just what the glossy words on his website are worth | детальніше

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No Political Justice System!

If the law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges” comes into effect, it will cause irreparable damage to economic prospects and the development of a law-based democracy in Ukraine, as well as to the country’s reputation in the world. | детальніше

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Appeal to the Venice Commission over the Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges”.

We understand that the Venice Commission deals with governments, not members of the public. Yet if the government does not communicate with members of the public over a law which could seriously jeopardize the development of an independent and impartial judicial system in Ukraine, they leave us no choice | детальніше

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Call on the President to veto the Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges”

If the law is not vetoed, citizens will receive a swift, but unfair justice system from dependent judges | детальніше

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Political Justice System

On 7 July 260 members of Ukraine’s parliament chose not to wait for the Venice Commission’s Opinion, and passed the Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges”. The blitzkrieg speed that this law has been pushed through suggests no shortage of political will to bring in changes, however whether these can be called judicial reform is quite another matter | детальніше

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New Law on the Judicial System: hasty, low quality justice from intelligent but dependent judges

On the law passed without awaiting the likely critical opinion of the Venice Commission and the number of dangers it poses to court independence | детальніше

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On the newly passed law on the court system and the dangers to judge independence

In a recent interview, Arkady Bushchenko, Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, spoke of the dangers presented by the new law on the court system and the likely consequences if the law comes into force | детальніше

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Coalition bypasses Venice Commission and passes Law on Judiciary

Despite serious doubts expressed not only in Ukraine, but from the Council of Europe’s Co-Rapporteurs on Ukraine and Venice Commission, the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, 8 July 2010, passed by 260 votes the Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges | детальніше

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Venice Commission has things to say about proposed law on judiciary

Questions are aroused by the proposals to reduce the importance of the Supreme Court. The Venice Commission understands the fears of opponents of such a decision of possible political motives. | детальніше

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Kharkiv produces prisoners of conscience, not-so-public hearings

The Kharkiv authorities, having run roughshod over residents’ rights and the law, then resorted to a pitifully unconvincing imitation of public participation | детальніше

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Mistakes with judicial reform could cost the country dear

Criticism once again of the draft law on judicial reform for giiving excessive powers to the High Council of Justice, the diminishing of the role of the Supreme Court and the defencelessness of judges before the High Qualifying Commission. | детальніше

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