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The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform helps courts communicate with users of judicial services

The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform, together with partner organizations, has released three short videos on the principle of transparency and openness of the court proceedings, how to participate in a court hearing from home and how to behave in court. The purpose of these videos is to provide information about the functioning of the courts, the standards of behavior, as well as online services that are available to citizens.

The idea about creating these videos came up during the meetings of the informal working group on communications that, in addition to the Dutch experts, included Ukrainian court staff: Uliana Uniat (Eighth Administrative Court of Appeal), Uliana Terekh (Chervonohrad City Court of Lviv region), Olena Rut, and Pavlo Bereza (both Halytsky District Court of Lviv).

The videos were created by lawyer/TV and radio host Yaroslav Zhukrovsky’s team, whose programs are broadcast on one of the Ukrainian TV channels. The idea was implemented under the joint project «Peer 2 Peer: Service-Oriented Courts in the West of Ukraine» by the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform, the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC, the Netherlands), and the School of Law of the Ukrainian Catholic University, with support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ukraine.

What is the principle of publicity and openness of the court proceedings?

– How to attend a court hearing
– Where to find the schedule of the court hearing
– How to submit procedural documents in your case?

How to participate in a court hearing from home?

– How to file a statement of claim online
– Whether it is possible to attend the hearing directly from home
– How to use judicial services via smartphone?

How to behave in court?

– Should one take their passport to the court
– What is an appropriate ethical culture in court
– Which meetings you may not be allowed to attend
– How should one behave during the court hearing?