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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Criminal proceedings – from repressive norms to European standards

Ukrainian investigators, courts and the prosecutor’s office work according to a Criminal Procedure Code from 1961. Created to serve the needs of a Soviet repressive system, encumbered by a huge number of later amendments, the Code is making court proceedings more difficult and creating conditions for rights violations | детальніше

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Interview with Anna Yudkivska, newly-elected European Court of Human Rights Judge

On 27 April 2010 Anna Yudkivska was elected judge to the European Court of Human Rights with respect to Ukraine. The news was warmly welcomed by Ukraine’s civic society. The following is from an interview by a member of the “Maidan” Alliance | детальніше

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Supreme Court reboot on Shabelnik Case

In another case involving a European Court judgment finding testimony to have been obtained in breach of Mr Shabelnik’s rights, the Supreme Court has this time rejected calls to simply remove questionable evidence and has called for a re-examination | детальніше

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Warmest congratulations to Anna Yudkivska, newly elected European Court Judge!

This is excellent news for Ukraine and we join all those who know and value Anna Yudkivska as a wonderful lawyer and human rights defender in wishing her well in her new position as judge to the European Court of Human Rights with respect to Ukraine | детальніше

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Human Rights in Ukraine: Chronic Ills and New Challenges

Results of a study carried out by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation as part of their “Ukrainian Democratic Barometer” project both of public perception regarding their rights and of human rights organizations’ assessment of the situation in 2009 | детальніше

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Intrigue remains yet there is a choice

The three-year saga over the election of a Judge to the European Court of Human Rights from Ukraine is finally drawing to a close | детальніше

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PACE to decide on European Court Judge from Ukraine

The relevant committee must now decide between politician Serhiy Holovaty, bar lawyer Anna Yudkivska and lawyer Stanislav Shevchuk | детальніше

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Stavniychuk: Venice Commission recommends reviewing the division of power in Ukraine

The Venice Commission’s recommendations involve a total rethinking by Ukrainian constitutionalists of the principle of the division of power, the relations between the President, the legislative, executive and judicial branches of power | детальніше

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Victor Yanukovych rejects predecessor’s projects

President Yanukovych has issued decrees dissolving a number of commissions and advisory bodies working under the Secretariat of his predecessor, Viktor Yushchenko, including the National Commission for the Strengthening of Democracy and Affirmation of the Rule of Law | детальніше

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The three-ring circus approach to governing might be funny if one didn’t consider the enormous costs of a judicial system that is rotten to its core. As a consequence, murderers roam the streets, billions of taxpayers’ dollars get stolen with impunity by officials and all hope for social justice gets lost in a nation of 46 million people | детальніше

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Draft law on increased liability for non-enforcement of court rulings

The amendments propose using fines, dismissals of officials and bans on them occupying the relevant position for a certain time in cases where those in authority are found to have flouting court orders | детальніше

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Penchuk’s sentence for extortion revoked

The Supreme Court has revoked the sentence of 6 years imprisonment against former Director of the Donetsk shopping complex “Bely Lebed” [“White Swan”], and later co-author of a book entitled “Donetsk mafia” for extortion. The case continues to give a number of reasons for concern. | детальніше

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