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Do you need to grab for a gun to get a wheelchair from the State?

Thanks to UHHRU and an organization for the disabled, Oleksandr Melnyk, driven to despair by the callous indifference of the authorities and court, has received a pardon – and the wheelchair he shouldn’t have had to fight for | детальніше

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Court revokes amnesty for men accused over Dnipropetrovsk gas explosion

On 22 April the Dnipropetrovsk Court of Appeal revoked the court ruling on 20 January amnestying three men charged with professional negligence and sent the case back for a new examination. | детальніше

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Parliament considers amendments to the law on amnesty

A draft law has been tabled in the Verkhovna Rada which would cancel the right of amnesty to people in whose cases judgment had not yet been passed. | детальніше

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Election of Ukrainian Judge to the European Court: are we entertaining or irritating Europe?

The saga over the election of Ukraine’s Judge to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is well into its second year with no end in sight | детальніше

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Courts not children-friendly

A study carried out by the Civic Initiative Foundation in Kharkiv and Kharkiv regional courts has found little if any effort to accommodate for the needs of children and young people in court | детальніше

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Ukrainians will apply less to Strasbourg

KHPG lawyer Arkady Bushchenko believes that people are learning that the European Court of Human Rights cannot help in all cases. On the other hand, he sees the claims being put forward as being of high-quality and capable of making an impact on Ukrainian courts | детальніше

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«Dobrochyn» Centre protests suspended sentence for convicted paedophile

The civic organization, representing the victim and her family, as well as the Prosecutor, are appalled by the effective reduction of the charges and are calling for a stiff sentence | детальніше

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In 2008 Strasbourg awarded damages against Ukraine of 20.5 million UAH

Ukraine has the fourth largest number of applications to the Court in Strasbourg, after the Russian Federation with the most, then Turkey and Romania | детальніше

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Dniprohaz, an amnesty and questions that could go all the way to Strasbourg

The court ruling this week amnestying three men charged with professional negligence has clearly not put to rest the emotions and questions raised over the tragic gas explosion in October 2007 which claimed the lives of 23 Dnipropetrovsk residents. And how indeed could it? | детальніше

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Judges more and more often on the crime pages

Ukrainian judges are increasingly falling under the scrutiny of the law enforcement agencies | детальніше

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Victims of Dnipropetrovsk gas explosion outraged over amnesty

As a result of the amnesty, three men – the former director, his deputy and the chief engineer of Dniprohaz who were facing charges of professional negligence have been released without judicial examination and the claims for compensation also left | детальніше

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Head of the Constitutional Court speaks out against life tenure for judges

In the interview reported here, Judge Stryzak also speaks of problems with implementation of the Court’s judgments and about fighting corruption in the judiciary | детальніше

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Strasbourg unimpressed over evidence not only once retracted, but also in absentia

In an important judgment Lutsenko v. Ukraine, the Court found that the use by a Ukrainian court of written evidence from a co-accused who the applicant was unable to question had been a violation of his right to defence (Article 6 § 1 of the Convention). | детальніше

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Criminal investigations against judges launched in Kharkiv and the Crimea

In both these new cases, the judge is suspected of passing knowingly wrongful rulings | детальніше

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Judges accused of bribe-taking

The Prosecutor General’s Office has launched one criminal investigation into an alleged case of corruption involving a judge, sent another to the court and asked the Supreme Court to determine jurisdiction in two other cases | детальніше

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Call for judge to be dismissed over the case against “CAT plus”

In December 2007 Tetyana Khaustova passed a ruling ordering “CAT plus” and the journalist Nataliya Popova to pay 80 thousand UAH in damages to the Mayor of Slovyansk Valentin Rybachuk . The ruling was later overturned as in breach of norms on freedom of expression | детальніше

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Monitoring of Judicial Independence in Ukraine: 2008

The results of this study by the Centre for Judicial Studies demonstrate dangerous tendencies with infringements of judicial independence, with the institutional independence of the judiciary under constant threat from individual high-ranking public officials and state bodies. | детальніше

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Ukraine paying for infringements established by the European Court of Human Rights

Ukrainians are increasingly turning to Strasbourg for justice and being awarded fair amounts in compensation. According to the Deputy Minister of Justice, the figure paid out so far this year is five million UAH | детальніше

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Council of Judges critical of mounting pressure on judges

It calls on judges “to not succumb to blackmail and provocation, regardless of whom they originate from, and not allow themselves to be used in political confrontation, and refrain from passing rulings which do not have legal basis and justification in law.” | детальніше

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Uncensored justice

On an attempt in an apparently reputable newspaper to analyze the progress with judicial reform which has ended in allegations of censorship and counter accusations, or more accurately insinuations, about some supposedly questionable motives. | детальніше

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