Criminal justice /
Bodies of Criminal Justice
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
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.
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’.
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.
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
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.