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.
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’.