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9 february 2017 Briefing paper 'Freedom of peaceful assembly. The Ukrainian version' DRI’s briefing paper about meetings and relevant legislation was written jointly with the experts Roman Kuybida and Maksym Sereda from the Centre of Policy and Legal Reforms (CPLR)
13 january 2017 Judicial reform: The seven most anticipated events of 2017 Last year has been a decisive one for the launch of a full-fledged judicial reform. The Constitution was amended, new laws “On Judiciary and Status of Judges”, “On Superior Council of Justice”, and two laws relating to the enforcement of judgments were adopted. After these came into force, the High Qualification Commission of Judges announced the competition to the new Supreme Court
22 december 2016 Tempers around Secretaries of State have run high A competition to fill the vacancies of State Secretaries have not finished yet, but infosphere is full of an information about a ‘treacherous conduct’, ‘revenge’. etc. Even separate ministers protested against working with selected candidates.
20 december 2016 On 17-18 December of 2016 civil society activists discussed some possibilities to influence on the central and local authorites effectively It is a reminder that from April to June CPLR has delivered training of 5 directs: a decentralization and a local authorites; an improving a quality of administrative services; a police reform; a judicial reform; an anti-corruption expertise.
20 december 2016 Press-conference ‘The latest threats of members of Parliament initiative concerning changes of policy financing rules: the essential threats’ on 20 December of 2016 Experts of CPLR and IFES held a press-conference and told public about some risks of the Draft Law ‘On amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On political parties in Ukraine’ concerning an improving of government financing of political parties’. Initiators are the members of Parliament R.Knyazevych, O.Chernenko. I.Suslova, N.Novak (the faction of the Party ‘Block Petra Poroshenka’), who laid it before the Verkhovna Rada on 24 November of 2016.
7 december 2016 Political parties: we finance, we control. A Monitoring Report One of the areas of the CPLR activity is a combating corruption, and the CPLR experts have implemented a project ‘Monitoring of implementation and awareness of new rules of political party finance’ from October to December of 2016. Its results are placed on the Monitoring Report.
29 november 2016 Judiciary reform in effect: what changes should citizens, judges and lawyers wait for? The CPLR Constitutional law project manager Yulia Kyrychenko participated in a public discussion ‘Judiciary reform in effect: what changes should citizens, judges and lawyers wait for?’ in Dnipro city on December 27-28, 2016
15 november 2016 The Community Integrity Board was formed on November 11 of 2016 CPLR experts Roman Kuybida and Maksym Sereda won at a fair competition for participating in activity of the Community Integrity Board
15 november 2016 The Coordination Board for assistance in development of civil society Head of the CPLR Board Ihor Koliushko become a member of newly created the Coordination Board for assistance in development of civil society. By the Presidential edict from November 4 of 2016 the Coordination Board has been advisory and consultative body of the President
5 november 2016 Anna Barikova’s book “E-State: New Management Effectiveness” has been published The book deals with reforming of informational area in Ukraine considering the European integration process, namely e-democracy and e-governance. Foreign experience of legal regulation is used to outline the e-government and e-democracy functioning, public control of information protection.