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Criminal justice

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

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

20 june 2018

Police Commissions in Ukraine: Summary of the report and infographics

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.

14 may 2018

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest #6

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

26 march 2018

What offences will the SBI investigate after starting a full fledged activity?

There is a visual explanation on the examples of the last offences that fall under the authority of the State Bureau of Investigation

12 march 2018

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest #5

Digest for January-February 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

15 january 2018

The fourth issue of Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest (November-December)

Digest is dedicated to the process of reform of law enforcement authorities in Ukraine, first of all – police, prosecution authorities, State Bureau of Investigation and criminal justice legislation

19 december 2017

State Investigations Bureau should probe crimes of judges and law-enforcers - survey results

The newly established State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) should focus primarily on investigating crimes committed by judicial and law enforcement officers. This is the opinion of the majority of experts and public representatives who took part in the online survey 

6 november 2017

Ukrainian Law Enforcement Reform Digest for Septemer-October 2017

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. Prepared by the Association UMDPL and the CPLR

5 may 2016

Why courts are restoring fired police officers en masse, and how to stop it

Recertification of police officers and the campaign aimed at cleansing law enforcement agencies of crooked cops, launched last year, is at risk of falling through. Police officers who failed a recertification test are being restored to their jobs en masse via legal action.

8 february 2016

General oversight and prosecution’s other sins

The prosecution’s function of general oversight has been abolished ever since the relevant law has been passed. However, the Constitution still reserves this authority, although under a modified name: ‘oversight over the observance of human and citizen rights and freedoms and compliance of bodies of public administration, bodies of self-government, their officials and employees with the applicable laws’.

24 october 2013

Implementation of the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine in 2013

The analysis of crime statistics in 2013 compared with the corresponding figures for 2011 and 2012 leads to the following conclusions on the initial implementation results of the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. 

17 june 2013

Monitoring report «Implementation of new CCP of Ukraine during the first half of 2013»

Review of criminal statistics for the first half of 2013 in comparison with the respective data as of 2011 and 2012 leads to the following conclusions with respect to initial results of introduction of new Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine.

7 june 2013

Monitoring Report “The implementation of the new criminal procedure code of Ukraine: the initial results”

The report was developed within the framework of the project in partnership with the MATRA Program of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

17 january 2013

Prosecution vs. Prokuratura: the European experience concerning the title of prosecuting services

There is currently an ongoing discussion on how to reform the Ukrainian justice system.These discussions are given expression in the Presidential Administration of Ukraine's Constitutional Assembly proposals for improvement of sections of the Constitution of Ukraine on justice.

10 january 2013

7 myths about the new Criminal Procedure Code

Ukraine has been living with a new Criminal Procedure Code for little more than one month now. It took effect on November 20th last year. It is too early, in my opinion, to give a proper assessment of its effectiveness or ineffectiveness. We should wait until the first trials and their results.