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Ukraine: Respect Independent Judiciary

Human Rights Watch calls on Ukraine’s political leaders to stop using the court as a political tooll | детальніше

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Political “Monopoly”

We are seeing politicians openly using and abusing their “assets”, otherwise known as State bodies in their battle to retain, gain or deprive others of power. Most disturbingly, they are equally blunt in their attempts to influence the judiciary | детальніше

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Supreme Court Head calls on President to reinstate administrative court

The letter speaks of grave infringements of the procedure for dissolution and creation of courts set down in the Constitution and laws of Ukraine | детальніше

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Supreme Court Head speaks of threat to Ukraine’s justice system

The behaviour of high-ranking officials and politicians in blocking the work of the courts, putting pressure on judges and punishing those who hand down “the wrong” rulings are placing the judiciary and the very future of the state in question | детальніше

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Strategy for reforming criminal justice may get moving

In September, according to the Strategy, a new Criminal Procedure Code should be submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers for its consideration | детальніше

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Two men imprisoned following confessions made under duress awarded 1 million UAH in compensation

The court awarded damages over the unlawful actions of detective inquiry and criminal investigation bodies, the prosecutor’s office and the court | детальніше

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So is the only free cheese that in a mousetrap?

On the failings of State-funded legal aid and a vital project of public defence offices for providing such assistance in Khmelnytsky, Kharkiv and Bila Tserkva | детальніше

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Makiyivka resident awarded 50 thousand UAH for wrongful prosecution

59-year-old Viktor Natalukha from the town of Makiyivka in the Donetsk region was awarded moral damages over the wrongful initiating of a criminal investigation against him | детальніше

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State-funded legal aid leaves just about everything to be desired

In a study just published, only 1.2% of those surveyed said that the situation with regard to legal protection had significantly improved over the last three years, while 20.9% answered that it had become considerably worse | детальніше

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Innocent Luhansk resident spent more than three years in prison

Serhiy Lesnyak is now seeking compensation from the State after a mistake made by the criminal investigation unit, the prosecutor’s office and the court cost him 3 years and 4 months wrongful imprisonment | детальніше

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President approves conceptual strategy for reforming the criminal justice system

It includes reform of all stages of the criminal justice process and is based on guarantees of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Its implementation should undoubtedly lead to greater protection of the individual from the State | детальніше

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The Right to a fair trial is not for Tymoshenko

The Prime Minister reports that the Cabinet of Ministers has passed a resolution which gives the right on the basis of the Constitution to not enforce knowingly criminal rulings or orders. The knowingly criminal nature of these is left to each government official to determine | детальніше

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Family of victim of a miscarriage of justice will receive compensation

All argument is over regarding the compensation of 2 million UAH awarded to the family of Svitlana Zaitseva who died of tuberculosis contracted while serving a sentence for a crime she did not commit | детальніше

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Mediation is better

The Ministry of Justice has announced plans to introduce a mediation procedure to be applied when examining criminal, civil and economic court cases | детальніше

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From human tragedy to cheap farce

When the previous sentences were quashed by the Supreme Court, and the prime evidence is a collection of hundred dollar notes with different serial numbers from those recorded at the time, the question marks rise out to hit one | детальніше

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Corruption in the Ukrainian judiciary: public assessment

According to the results of the “Hidna Ukraina” project, 59% in western regions of Ukraine believe corruption in the judiciary is extremely widespread. This view is held by 64% of those surveyed in eastern regions; 66% in central and 67% in southern regions | детальніше

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On restoring Ukrainians’ confidence in the judiciary

The Council of Europe says it is ready to help Ukraine reform the present judicial system and raise the level of public confidence in judges which is very low due to bribe-taking and political pressure | детальніше

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Council of Europe also concerned that Ukraine’s judiciary is free from political interference

Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammerberg stresses the need to ensure that all aspects of the judiciary, including the Constitutional Court, at totally separated from politics | детальніше

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So what does the European Court of Human Rights mean for Ukraine?

Ukrainians turn to Strasbourg because domestic courts all too often let them down. They seek justice at the European Court because Ukrainian politicians erode confidence in their own justice system. It is surely therefore not surprising that so many Ukrainians have emphatically registered their opposition to Serhiy Holovaty, or any other Ukrainian politician, becoming Judge of this most important court. | детальніше

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Appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

With no disrespect to Serhiy Holovaty, Ukrainian civic organizations believe that the further development of a law-based and human rights oriented society in Ukraine can best be facilitated by choosing a candidate for European Court of Human Rights Judge from Ukraine who is NOT directly involved in politics | детальніше

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