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A weekly expert analysis of the most important process in Ukraine.

17 may 2019

Constitutional News in Ukraine: New Chairman of the Constitutional Court elected due to early dismissal of a judge of the CCU

On May 14, for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine dismissed from office its Chairman. Julia Kyrychenko analysed the latest constitutional news in Ukraine for BlogActiv.

15 may 2019

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest №12

Digest 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.

15 may 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 6–13 May 2019

Chairman of the High Anticorruption Court has been elected and the date of commencement of the Court’s work has been determined.  

10 may 2019

Newsletter #17 (April)

The monthly information bulletin of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR) is dedicated to the analysis of state reforms, in particular in the areas of parliamentarianism and elections, constitutional and judicial reforms, civil service, anticorruption, etc.

8 may 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 29 April – 6 May 2019

How to renew the composition of the main human resources body in the justice system?

23 april 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 15–22 April 2019

Possibility of early termination of powers of the Parliament. The Constitutional Court refused to defend its independence. President of Ukraine signed the Law on Criminal Offenses No. 7279-d, which received a negative conclusion of the Council of Europe experts.

17 april 2019

Will Ukrainian officials be punished for unjustified wealth?

On February 26, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine adopted a decision, according to which the article of the Criminal Code of Ukraine that established liability for illegal enrichment for public servants, was recognized unconstitutional. 

16 april 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 8–15 April 2019

Formation of the Public Control Council at the SBI has been blocked. On April 11, 38 judges of the High Anticorruption Court were appointed

11 april 2019

Newsletter #16 (March)

The monthly information bulletin of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR) is dedicated to the analysis of state reforms, in particular in the areas of parliamentarianism and elections, constitutional and judicial reforms, civil service, anticorruption, etc.

10 april 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 1–8 April 2019

Presidential candidates express their position on further actions in combating corruption. State bodies delegitimizing the HQCJ composition by their actions

3 april 2019

9 April. Press briefing "JUDICIARY" IN THE OCCUPIED DONBASS: CURRENT SITUATION AND CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE"

April 9 from 11:00 to 11:45 in the UCMC will host a press briefing on "Judiciary" in the occupied Donbass: current situation and challenges for the future".

2 april 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 25 March – 1 April

First round of the presidential elections took place in Ukraine.

26 march 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 18–25 March

President will appoint at least 69 new judges to the Supreme Court 10 thereof having negative conclusions of the Public Council of Integrity.

22 march 2019

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest №11: January-February 2019

Digest 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.

20 march 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 11-18 March

Draft law aimed at establishment of the dependence of judges and legalization of unfaithful conduct has been introduced to the Parliament and other news.

19 march 2019

Administrative procedure in Ukraine: Ukrainians need new rules for communicating with officials

The laws on general administrative procedure primarily aim to protect a person from arbitrariness by public servants. 

18 march 2019

Newsletter #15 (January-February 2019)

The monthly information bulletin of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR) is dedicated to the analysis of state reforms, in particular in the areas of parliamentarianism and elections, constitutional and judicial reforms, civil service, anticorruption, etc.

15 march 2019

Media Invite. March 18. Expert discussion “Ensuring the independence of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine: necessary steps”

On Monday, March 18, the Centre for Policy and Legal Reform jointly with Reanimation Package of Reforms will hold an expert discussion “Ensuring the independence of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine: necessary steps”.

13 march 2019

JUDICIAL INNOVATION: are the courts moves with the time?

We decided to find out what innovative measures are being used by the courts to improve the comfort and convenience of using court services.

12 march 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 4–11 March

More than 20% of the candidates questioned by the public may be appointed to the Supreme Court.

5 march 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 25 February - 4 March

Article of the Criminal Code on illegal enrichment was recognized unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court.

28 february 2019

Ukraine incorporates Euro-Atlantic integration in the Constitution as a vision of its development

Constitutional amendments came into force on February 21, 2019, the day after their official publication. More information on Julia Kyrychenko's blog.

20 february 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 11–18 February

Dubious decisions by the Congress of Advocates may affect legitimacy of all personnel-related decisions for the judiciary.  

13 february 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 4–11 February

NACP started operating a register of persons who committed corruption and corruption-related offenses. Plenary sessions of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges on candidates to the Supreme Court may be held without representatives of the Public Council of Integrity.

7 february 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 28 January – 4 February

High Qualification Commission of Judges demonstrates different standards of conduct while interacting with the Public Council of International Experts and the Public Council of Integrity.

29 january 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 21–28 January

Shooting team of the "Stop corruption" project was attacked in Kyiv.  

28 january 2019

The Anti-Corruption agenda for candidates who run for the President of Ukraine

Leading anti-corruption organizations call on presidential candidates to present their proposals of solving key problems of the state anti-corruption policy.

28 january 2019

Media Invite. January 29, Round table Disciplinary responsibility of prosecutors in Ukraine

On Tuesday, January 29, the Centre for Policy and Legal Reform will host a round table "Disciplinary Responsibility of Prosecutors in Ukraine", with the support of the Council of Europe and the European Union

22 january 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 14-21 January

Unconstitutional selection of candidates for the positions of the Constitutional Court judgesin the Parliament: consideration by the Constitutional Court.

15 january 2019

Political Points of the CPLR for 7-14 January

Public Council of International Experts has questioned the integrity of 47 of the 113 candidates for the positions of judges of the High Anticorruption Court.