Права Людини в Україні. Інформаційний портал Харківської правозахисної групи

On non-enforcement of court rulings

In our “law-based country” a person can quietly and with total impunity ignore the rulings of two courts. The judicial-legal system in our country is so “flexible” that it can bend under the wish of any, to put it mildly, swindler | детальніше

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Strasbourg issues opinion regarding the dispute over Ukraine’s Judge to the European Court

A Grand Chamber of 17 Judges of the European Court of Human Rights has concluded that a candidate list already submitted to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe cannot be withdrawn and replaced with a new list after the deadline for submission | детальніше

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How human rights activists and demons gave the Supreme Court humanitarian aid

The organizers of the action hope that now, when copies of the European Convention on Human Rights have appeared in the highest judicial level in the country, that judges will remember the principle of justice | детальніше

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Ongoing lack of judge independence

Over the last 15 years Ukrainians’ level of confidence in judges has halved, while the independence of judges’ work has been under constant jeopardy. These are the conclusions of the latest annual monitoring report on the independence of judges in Ukraine | детальніше

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Demons to bestow humanitarian aid on the Supreme Court

Their aim in visiting Earth is to give judges a chance in 2010 to improve the situation regarding enforcement of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights | детальніше

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Strasbourg again finds violation by Ukraine of the right to a fair trial

The European Court of Human Rights found that interpretation of the law by the domestic courts had lacked consistency and prevented Vadim Matsyuk from challenging the refusal of the administrative authorities to pay compensation in connection with criminal proceedings | детальніше

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Criminal investigation against police involved in Trans-Dniester scandal

The investigation concerns the plight of three villagers from the Odessa region who were forced by police officers across the State border between Ukraine and Trans-Dniester where they were unlawfully arrested for a crime they did not commit. | детальніше

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Call for Ukrainian authorities to solve the problem of non-enforcement of domestic court decisions

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a second Interim Resolution in response to a number of cases against Ukraine concerning the failure or serious delay in abiding by final domestic courts’ decisions delivered against the state | детальніше

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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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