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Police beat out confessions and lawyers face closed doors

The presumption of innocence remains an illusion with the orientation from criminal investigation and Prosecutor’s Office bodies being totally on getting a conviction, not seldom without taking the actual facts into consideration | детальніше

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Ukraine loses another case in Strasbourg over questionable “confessions”

In the Case of Kolesnik v. Ukraine, the European Court of Human Rights has reiterated that self-incriminating statements made in the absence of a lawyer cannot serve as the main basis for criminal conviction | детальніше

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Higher Administrative Court suspends proceedings for lack of financing

This is at a time when the electoral process is underway for which the administrative courts are assigned an especially important role | детальніше

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More discussion around Criminal Procedure Code

A representative of the Ministry of Justice spoke of the conviction-oriented nature of the present system. The number of acquittals, as a consequence, does not exceed one percent | детальніше

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Odessa region villagers to take three countries to court

A press conference on 11 November will address the the plight of three Odessa region villagers who were forced by police officers across the border between Ukraine and Trans-Dniester and arrested by the Trans-Dniester authorities for a crime they did not commit | детальніше

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Contempt for the justice system from the Supreme Court?

Yet what does one do if the highest judicial body – the Supreme Court of Ukraine – demonstrates flagrant contempt for the justice system? (on the Yaremenko case) | детальніше

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Concerns over the draft law “On legal aid”

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has issued an open appeal to parliament in which it points to serious flaws in the draft law on legal aid | детальніше

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Strasbourg issues ultimatum over Ukraine’s non-enforcement of domestic court rulings

The European Court of Human Rights has drawn attention to two recurring problems - the prolonged non-enforcement of final domestic decisions and the lack of an effective domestic remedy to deal with it. | детальніше

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Constitutional Court: witnesses in criminal cases entitled to a lawyer

The Court finds that “everyone” covers all Ukrainian nationals, foreign nationals and stateless persons who are in Ukraine. The exercising of this right cannot depend on the status of the person and the nature of his or her legal relations with other parties.” | детальніше

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The inquisition process from Soviet times remains unchanged

UHHRU Executive Director V. Yavorsky speaks of human rights violations by the law enforcement agencies, the shameful stalling on judicial reform and other human rights problems in Ukraine | детальніше

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Supreme Court Judgment over the Yaremenko case

The notorious judgment in which Ukraine’s Supreme Court flouted both the European Court of Human Rights and the rule of law, removing evidence obtained by inadmissible means while leaving the sentence intact | детальніше

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Council of Europe: Ukraine is flouting court rulings

According to EC Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg, Ukraine has ended up on the blacklist of European countries that flout court rulings. Mr Hammerberg believes that this should be viewed as a rejection of the principles of a law-based state | детальніше

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“Dniprohaz” amnesty stands

The Dnipropetrovsk Court of Appeal has upheld the amnesty granted to former heads of the company “Dniprohaz” who had been charged with professional negligence over a gas explosion in October 2007 | детальніше

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Courts under the spotlight of constitutional reform

Who should elect or appoint judges? What measures are needed to ensure judges’ independence? These are among the crucial questions pertaining to vital judicial reform considered in this article | детальніше

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Supreme Court not bothered about European Court of Human Rights judgments

In an extraordinary judgment the Supreme Court has agreed to remove evidence which the Court in Strasbourg found suspicious, and yet uphold the verdict | детальніше

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PACE concerned over stalling on judicial reform

They note continuing problems with lengthy court proceedings, non-enforcement of domestic court rulings, over the independence of the judicial system and the conducting of effective criminal investigations | детальніше

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Courts in Ukraine can’t even afford envelopes

Virtually all courts in Ukraine are in debt while one specialist warns that due to the lack of money to pay for postage cases are put off, and the workload is so great that some courts have cases scheduled right up to the end of 2010 | детальніше

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PACE decides not to annul Ukrainian delegation’s credentials

This is "on the understanding that Ukraine will take without further delay all necessary steps to finalise the election of a judge of the European Court of Human Rights" | детальніше

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What is the Supreme Court afraid of?

Despite the European Court of Human Rights judgment, the Supreme Court has adjourned indefinitely its examination into the case of Oleksandr Yaremenko, sentenced to life imprisonment purely on the basis of a confession almost immediately retracted. | детальніше

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Unresolved situation with Ukraine’s ECHR Judge is harming the country’s reputation

The ongoing difficulties in resolving the question of candidates for post of European Court of Human Rights Judge only confirm the stand taken by human rights groups to keep politics out of choice of Judge for this crucial post | детальніше

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