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Oleksandr Banchuk, the expert of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform analysed the major changes, achievements and failures of law enforcement reform in Ukraine.

8 november 2018

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest №9: September-October 2018

Digest is dedicated to the process of reform of law enforcement authorities in Ukraine and criminal justice legislation. 

7 november 2018

Newsletter of the CPLR #12 (October)

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.

7 november 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 29 October – 5 November

Weekly Political Points: the court acquitted a member of the High Council of Justice Pavlo Grechkivsky, who was accused of fraud, the Council of Europe presented a negative opinion on the draft law on criminal offenses No.7279-d, which was previously publicly supported by the Head of the EU Advisory Mission.

31 october 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 22–29 October

Weekly Political Points: сompetition to the High Anticorruption Court began with discrimination

29 october 2018

Constitutionalizing Ukraine’s EU-NATO Aspirations: Genuine conviction or electoral strategy?

Julia Kyrychenko about the strategic course of Ukraine to gain full-fledged membership in the EU and NATO. 

23 october 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 15–22 October

Weekly Political Points: deputies may make the investigation of corruption crimes more complicated due to excessive control over forensic examinations.

23 october 2018

4 years of changes in the Prosecutor's Office of ukraine: two steps forward, one back

Oleksandr Banchuk about highlights of the changes in the Prosecutor’s Office in recent years.

18 october 2018

Conclusions made at the international round table Parliamentary immunity and indemnity. Changes to the Constitution

Problematic issues of parliamentary immunity, expert conclusions, options for solving the problem and general conclusion of the international round table.

17 october 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 8–15 October

Weekly Political Points: people’s deputies suggest limiting access to the declarations of the part of law enforcement officers and making their verification ineffective.

10 october 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 1–8 October

Weekly Political Points: the State Migration Service shows no desire to resolve the problems in the passport area, NABU initiated a pre-trial investigation into possible illegal enrichment of Serhii Semochko, First Deputy Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service. 

5 october 2018

Newsletter of the CPLR for September, 2018

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.

3 october 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 24 September – 1 October

Weekly Political Points: Yuriy Lutsenko alleged that NABU shows no results of its work; Guarantor of the Constitution of Ukraine: “Onyshchenko is a criminal”.

26 september 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 17 – 24 September

Weekly Political Points: voting of the Verkhovna Rada on parliamentary immunity; the draft law on criminal offenses violates European standards and requirements of the Constitution; Kyiv District Administrative Court determined that operational investigative actions of the NABU in the so-called “amber case” were illegal

21 september 2018

Judicial reform in Ukraine: Lifehacks for transitional states

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.

19 september 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 10 – 17 September

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.

12 september 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 3 – 10 September

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

12 september 2018

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10 september 2018

Newsletter of the CPLR for July/August, 2018

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.

4 september 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 27 August – 3 September

Weekly Political Points: The CEC disrupts elections in the united territorial communities 

24 july 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 16 - 23 July

Weekly Political Points: People’s deputies requested the Constitutional Court to abolish e-declaration for activists

18 july 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 9 - 16 July

Weekly Political Points: Solving the problem of judicial impunity and dependence is impossible without unification of disciplinary practice with regard to judges 

17 july 2018

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.

17 july 2018

Worldwide Think Tanks: who received 5 stars of transparency in 2018?

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.

16 july 2018

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest #7

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

11 july 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 2 - 9 July

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.

10 july 2018

Justice in Eastern Ukraine during the military aggression of the Russian Federation

Research report: “Capacity of the Judiciary System to Ensure Justice In the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine”

10 july 2018

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”

6 july 2018

Newsletter of the CPLR for June, 2018

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

2 july 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 25 June - 2 July

Weekly Political Points: why is the public afraid that the results of the audit of NABU can be used to dismiss its director?

26 june 2018

Political Points of the CPLR for 18 - 25 June

Weekly Political Points: the Law on National Security violating the requirements of the Constitution of Ukraine was adopted