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Criminal liability for non-enforcement of court rulings is nonsense

KHPG legal expert Arkady Bushchenko calls the new legislative initiative an attempt to transfer the problem from the patient to a healthy person. There are laws, they need to be made to work. | детальніше

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Ukraine’s new European Court Judge – politician, public official or lawyer?

Human rights organizations have long warned that the divide between different branches of power in the country is becoming increasingly blurred. The degree to which all aspects of Ukrainian life, and most worryingly, the judiciary, have become politicized is undermining Ukraine’s development as a law-based society. | детальніше

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On interpreting statistics

According to the Minister of Justice, the number of low income Ukrainians needing free legal aid has decreased. And not just a little. Human rights groups would respectfully suggest an alternative interpretation for the statistics cited | детальніше

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No compensation for 8 months remanded in a SIZO?

The Donetsk Court of Appeal has allowed the Prosecutor to not pay lawyer Serhiy Salov 2 million UAH for 8 months in a SIZO [pre-trial detention centre]. This revoked the ruling by the Voroshilovsky District Court in Donetsk which had order the Prosecutor to pay this amount in compensation for moral damages over the unwarranted detention in custody | детальніше

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Another reminder from Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Ukraine to pay 62-year-old Georgy Lizanets from Mukachevo (the Transcarpathian region) 14 thousand Euros for violation of his right to a fair trial | детальніше

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Verkhovna Rada gets even with judge who went against Moroz

The judge who recently issued a ruling prohibiting the publication of the law on the Cabinet of Ministers (which the President had vetoed).has been dismissed by the Verkhovna Rada despite the Judge’s being on sick leave and having asked for the issue to be discussed in his presence | детальніше

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“Ukraine doesn’t have independent monitoring of the level of offences committed by judges

While in present conditions, the Verkhovna Rada’s consent to the arrest of a corrupt judge was by no means guaranteed, it is probably a drop in the ocean given the likely level of corruption within the Ukrainian judiciary | детальніше

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The Committee on Court Issues reviews draft law “On the Ukrainian judicial system”

The Committee members decided that some provisions of the draft law need to be included in the draft law on amendments to the Law “On the judiciary of Ukraine” (No. 2834) when preparing the latter for its second reading. | детальніше

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Guilty without guilt

The collapse of the law enforcement system in Ukraine.. Any individual can be unlawfully detained in a SIZO [remand centre] on the instructions of an employee of the prosecutor’s office without court order | детальніше

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European Court of Human Rights orders Ukraine to pay 11 Ukrainians over 12 thousand Euros for unreasonable length of proceedings in Ukrainian courts

This makes nine judgments against Ukraine since the beginning of the year. In 2002 1 judgment was issued by the European Court of Human Rights against Ukraine, in 2003 – 6, in 2004 – 13, in 2005 – 120 and in 2006 – 114. | детальніше

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Yevhen Zakharov: “The Ukrainian judicial system needs urgent reform”

The Supreme Court of Ukraine is overloaded with appeals against the rulings of local courts and cannot review them in the legally established time periods | детальніше

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The Law and court practice

The author uses cases he is aware of in Zachepylivka (Kharkiv region) to demonstrate why the courts are inundated with complaints from the public specifically over violations of their legitimate right to a fair trial | детальніше

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Yushchenko submits two draft laws on judicial reform to parliament

The given draft laws were prepared and approved by the National Commission for the Strengthening of Democracy and the Rule of Law and have important innovations aimed at bringing the judiciary into line with European standards | детальніше

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Creation of Administrative Court System being stalled

At the present time only the High Administrative Court is in place, and working with only two thirds of the judges needed. District and appeal administrative courts have been at the organizational phase for two years and cases are not been reviewed | детальніше

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Council of Europe is to help with reform of the Ukrainian Justice System

Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg affirmed during his visit to Ukraine the Council of Europe’s intention to help Kyiv in fighting corruption and political engagement by the courts | детальніше

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The European Court of Human Rights finds Ukraine violated the right of its citizen to presumption of innocence

Since the beginning of the year the Court in Strasbourg has passed 64 judgments against Ukraine | детальніше

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For those following our SOS, the sentence passed on the Head of the First Ukrainian Lyceum in Kramatorsk has been revoked! | детальніше

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Who delivers the verdict – the court or forensic experts?

A disturbing story involving arguments over forensic medical examinations and whether they can be trusted | детальніше

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Grave doubts have been raised with regard to the harshness of the sentence passed on the Head of the First Ukrainian Lyceum, Mykola Konobrytsky, and possible political motives involved | детальніше

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The parents of Mykola Konobrytsky’s students,many colleagues, civic organziations and concerned individuals have expressed dismay over an exceptionally harsh sentence and believe that the Head of the First Ukrainian Lyceum in Donetsk is being punished for his views | детальніше

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