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The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform is a Ukrainian think-tank established in 1996. The CPLR is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-party organization. Our mission is to facilitate institutional reforms in Ukraine for strengthening democracy, rule of law, and good governance.

The continued application of the undemocratic law which does not conform with Ukraine’s Constitution, poses a serious threat to democracy in Ukraine. Public authorities have failed to take actions on this key reform over the past year. For tangible progress to be made in the sphere, the following recommendations, stemming from the 2016 Save Referendum Forum’s Statement, must be considered and prioritized

 The CPLR and RPR call on the competition commission to disclose December 19: List of persons recommended for the position of a judge of the CCU; Resolution of the competition commission on the refusal to allow six candidates to participate; Information on the procedure for assessing the candidate’s compliance with the constitutional requirements for a candidate for the CCU judge position, first of all with respect to high moral qualities and a requirement to be a recognized lawyer

On November 7, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the adoption of the draft Election Code of Ukraine (No. 3112-1) in first reading. Draft of Electoral code № 3112-1 introduces a proportional electoral system with open lists, which is a positive step. At the same time, the draft of Electoral code needs to be finalized in terms of the status of the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, electoral rights of internally displaced persons, election procedures at local elections, reporting of political parties, etc

In June 2016, the constitutional reform in the area of justice took place in Ukraine, part of which was reforming the status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine aimed at ensuring its independence. Politically motivated decisions of the Constitutional Court under the Yanukovych regime, notably the unconstitutional change of the Constitution in September of 2010, clearly highlighted the problem of dependence of constitutional justice in Ukraine

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