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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".


9 April
Dnipro
2 Khreshchatyk Street

April 9 from 11:00 to 11:45 in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center at the Khreshchatyk st., 2 will host a press briefing on “Judiciary” in the occupied Donbass: current situation and challenges for the future”, organized by the Centre of the Policy and Legal Reform within the framework of the project “Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Facilitating Democratic Reforms and Increasing Accountability, Responsibility, and Quality of Government” funded by the European Union. During the event, experts from the CPLR will present the results of the survey on “judicial systems” of the so-called “Donetsk people’s republic” and “Luhansk people’s republic” in the temporarily occupied Donbas in 2014-2018.

Following the occupation of certain districts of the Donbas region by illegal armed formations and the proclamation of the so-called “Donetsk” and “Luhansk people’s republics”, work has been initiated aimed at creating a system of governance of these territories, in particular the formation of a “judicial system”. As of today, “judicial proceedings” in the self proclaimed so-called “DPR” is carried out mainly on the basis of Ukrainian procedure laws, while the same system of the self proclaimed so-called “LPR” largely repeats the relevant procedure laws of the Russian Federation. And almost half of the “judiciary staff” of the self proclaimed so-called “DPR/LPR” are judges, who conducted legal proceedings in Ukraine. This is mentioned in the research “Judiciary” in selected areas of the East of Ukraine (analytical review of the situation in the temporarily occupied Donbas in 2014-2018)”, prepared by experts of the Centre of the Policy and Legal Reform.

The experts will focus on the following issues:

  • Formation of the “judicial system” in the self proclaimed so-called “DPR/LPR”;
  • “Legal” provision of the “judicial system” in these territories;
  • Difficulties and challenges in the area of legal proceedings, that the Ukrainian government will face after the de-occupation of the Donbas region;
  • Possible ways to solve these problems.

Media representatives are warmly invited to attend.

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Participants:

Press briefing “Judiciary” in the occupied Donbass: current situation and challenges for the future”

Ukrainian Crisis Media Center at the Khreshchatyk st., 2

April 9, 11:00-11:45

Roman Kuybida – PhD in Law, Judiciary law expert, Deputy of the Head of the Board of the the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform;
Roman Smaliuk – expert of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform.

Media accreditation is required or contact Mariana Doboni via doboni@pravo.org.ua or at 066-335-82-83

Background Information:

The two-year EU-funded project “Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Facilitating Democratic Reforms and Increasing Accountability, Responsibility, and Quality of Government” lasts from October 1, 2017 until September 30, 2019. Its goal is to raise awareness of experts, the public and media about reforms in the judicial and constitutional sector, fight against corruption, criminal justice etc. In particular, the project implementer CPLR has already held various events to inform society about the selection of judges to the Constitutional Court, the state funding of parties, the activities of anti-corruption bodies, the reform of the Supreme Court. Its budget is EUR 762,005.

 



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