Areas of activity
The constitutional changes related to the judicial system have been in force in Ukraine already for two years. They were aimed at strengthening the independence of judges and laid a good legal basis for this purpose, as well as for cleaning up of the judicial manpower. However, in practice, achieving these goals turns to be unsuccessful.
Weekly Political Points: lack of the language law and inaction of the Parliament; First Deputy Head of Security Service of Ukraine Pavlo Demchyna became aware of the prepared notice of suspicion on illicit enrichment for him before the official notification; detectives of NABU gave to the Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan the notice of suspicion of illicit enrichment.
Weekly Political Points: The President’s proposals on the constitutional changes; the procedure for assessment and collection of administrative fees must be regulated by the law; the President introduced the draft law “On Legal Profession and Advocacy Activity”, the provisions of which may impede criminal investigations
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The monthly newsletter of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform is devoted to the analysis of the state reform, in particular in the areas of parliamentarism and elections, constitutional and judicial reform, civil service, anti-corruption, etc. The purpose of the publication is to raise the awareness among citizens and to strengthen their ability to influence the state authorities in order to accelerate democratic reforms and establish proper governance in Ukraine.
Weekly Political Points: The CEC disrupts elections in the united territorial communities
Weekly Political Points: People’s deputies requested the Constitutional Court to abolish e-declaration for activists
Weekly Political Points: Solving the problem of judicial impunity and dependence is impossible without unification of disciplinary practice with regard to judges
Fighting corruption by touch, or why Ukraine still does not have an Anticorruption Strategy for 2018-2020
The main priorities of the state anticorruption policy in Ukraine should be defined in a special regulatory act – the Anticorruption Strategy.
In 2018 the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform achieved the highest rating of financial transparency – got 5 stars according to a globally non-profit initiative Transparify (Georgia). Transparify has rated nearly 100 think tanks as highly or broadly transparent on their levels of financial disclosure. The final list 2018 has included 67 Think Tanks with 5-star transparency, 6 Think Tanks from Ukraine.
Digest for May-June 2018 is dedicated to the process of reform of law enforcement authorities in Ukraine, first of all of police, prosecution authorities, State Bureau of Investigation and criminal justice legislation
Weekly Political Points: CPLR calls on to resolve problems caused by the poor preparation of certain provisions of the Law on the Anticorruption Court; The President signed the Law on the Disciplinary Statute of the National Police.
Research report: “Capacity of the Judiciary System to Ensure Justice In the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine”
Executive Summary of the research of the Judiciary System to Ensure Justice In the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
Executive Summary of the research report “Capacity of the Judiciary System to Ensure Justice In the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine”
The monthly newsletter of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform is devoted to the analysis of the state reform, in particular in the areas of parliamentarism and elections, constitutional and judicial reform, civil service, anti-corruption, etc. The purpose of the publication is to raise the awareness among citizens and to strengthen their ability to influence the state authorities in order to accelerate democratic reforms and establish proper governance in Ukraine
Weekly Political Points: why is the public afraid that the results of the audit of NABU can be used to dismiss its director?
Weekly Political Points: the Law on National Security violating the requirements of the Constitution of Ukraine was adopted
This research is the first basic description of activity of police commissions. It includes the information on formation of commissions, problems of legislative regulation of their activity, judicial practice of appealing against decisions of commissions and other elements of this mechanism of public control.
On June 27, 2018 the International roundtable “The Constitutional Principles of Legislative Activities in Ukraine” will be held at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The event is organized by USAID RADA Program, Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) with the EU support
On Wednesday, June 20, the CPLR and the UMDPL Association will hold an expert discussion, the First Report on Police Commissions in Ukraine will be presented. The experts will discuss about why such commissions are needed, if there are enough police commissions in Ukraine, what they actually carry out from statutory powers, and how often the courts cancel their decisions
Weekly Political Points: what is needed to regulate the procedure for holding an all-Ukrainian referendum, how it is necessary to finalize the law on criminal offenses, why it is impossible to prohibit “release to bail” of persons suspected of committing a serious corruption offence and how to launch the anti-corruption court.
It’s taken two years, two competing drafts laws and two worried letters to the government from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, but on June 7 Ukraine’s parliament finally passed the second and final reading of a bill to create an anti-corruption court
'Because of the flaws in the constitutional design we are losing time for development, which Ukraine doesn't have so much', - Julia Kyrychenko, Member of the Board of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform.
More results of the International Round-Table 'Semi-presidentialism and Inclusive Governance in Ukraine: Reflections for Constitutional Reform' are in the video from the Round-Table
The newsletter of the CPLR No8 is devoted to: Resubordination of the SFS and the State Reserve Agency, preliminary conclusions of the work on the draft law on the administrative procedure, the impact of Russian aggression on the judicial system in the East of Ukraine, сorruption in Ukrainian football, etc.
Political Points of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform. Who forms the attitude to corruption in Ukraine, - expert thoughts.
Political Points of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform. Why is the publication of acts on the termination of the ATO so important? Read in the weekly expert analysis.
On April 26, 2018, the Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum”, which was adopted at the time of Yanukovych. The decision of the Constitutional Court to declare the Law “On All-Ukrainian Referendum” unconstitutional has stopped the possibility of conducting manipulative national referenda in Ukraine.
In the scope of current reform of the residence registration system in Ukraine, the analysis of the French system was proven relevant. Indeed, what is looked for in a potential new Ukrainian system is the simplicity and the security for citizens to register their residence? For the French citizen, it is the case. Without any compulsory registration, but with many mechanisms of declaring the residence, the French citizens benefit from a simple system
Political Points of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform include a weekly expert analysis. Political forces and financial clans want to have an influence on the selection of judges of the Anticorruption Court; improving the activities of the SBI; the unconstitutionality of e-declaration for activists.
Members of the Public Integrity Council accuse President Petro Poroshenko of deceiving foreign partners and trying to create a fake anti-corruption court.
Digest for March-April 2018 is dedicated to the process of reform of law enforcement authorities in Ukraine, first of all of police, prosecution authorities, State Bureau of Investigation and criminal justice legislation