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30.07.2010

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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28.07.2010

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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23.07.2010

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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19.07.2010

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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17.07.2010

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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17.07.2010

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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15.07.2010

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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14.07.2010

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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08.07.2010

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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05.07.2010

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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21.06.2010

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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18.06.2010

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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18.06.2010

TVi files suit against Khoroshkovsky’s appointment to High Council of Justice

President Yanukovych’s appointment is, the channel states, in breach of the law which demands a legal education and at least 10 years work in the field of law. This Mr Khoroshkovsky, Head of the Security Service and media owner, does not have | детальніше

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09.06.2010

Venice Commission not yet asked for comment on controversial court reform

The Venice Commission would be prepared to accelerate their consideration of the draft law on reform of the Judicial system but their opinion would not be earlier than September. | детальніше

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08.06.2010

PACE insists court reform bill needs Venice Commission assessment

At a recent press conference, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe [PACE] Co-Rapporteur on Ukraine Mailis Reps stated that PACE is convinced that the draft law on judicial reform needs to be reconsidered by the Venice Commission | детальніше

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02.06.2010

Threats inherent in proposal judicial reform could outweigh achievements

This analysis of the new draft law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges” also warns that it endangers the independence of judges in is wide scope for the use of protection for some judges and reprisals against others | детальніше

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02.06.2010

Boris Penchuk released from custody

Boris Penchuk, former Director of the Donetsk shopping complex “Bely Lebed” [“White Swan”], and later co-author of a book entitled “Donetsk mafia” has been released from custody | детальніше

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01.06.2010

Severinsen: Yanukovych’s proposals need Venice Commission analysis

The former Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Co-Rapporteur on Ukraine believes that the draft law on judicial reform proposed by the President must be inadequate since it does not touch the Constitution and that the increased powers to the High Court of Justice could jeopardize court independence | детальніше

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01.06.2010

Head of Security Service made member of the High Council of Justice

Mr Khoroshkovsky is not a lawyer, but National Deputy and member of the High Council Valery Bondyk (Party of the Regions) sees neither this, nor the fact that the Council is more than half controlled by his political party, as a problem: “Khoroshkovsky will act as the President says. And that is absolutely correct”. | детальніше

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24.05.2010

Kharkiv Court of Appeal against the principle of open court proceedings

The Head of the Kharkiv Regional Court of Appeal has issued an order prohibiting those not considered parties to the court proceedings being present at hearings | детальніше

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