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François Zimeray is a professional attorney and a former lawyer at the International Criminal Court. He has visited well over 100 countries. In an interview for The Ukrainian Week Zimeray shared his impressions from dealing with Ukrainian officials.
27 July, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
A guide to eliminating corruption and establishing the rule of law with a limited set of resources at hand
25 July, 2012   ▪   John Lucas
The position of the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker on the language law, regardless of his motivation, will determine his political future and his place in Ukrainian history
21 July, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The no-win situation in which Mr. Yanukovych finds himself is becoming ever more apparent, while every new effort to prove that this is not the case, has the opposite effect.
20 July, 2012   ▪   Heorhiy Hryshchenko
The simplification of the visa regime and the initialing of the economic part of the Ukraine-EU Free Trade Agreement do not mean that the isolation of Yanukovych’s regime has ended
20 July, 2012   ▪   Heorhiy Hryshchenko
The government is testing how Ukrainian mass media and society are prepared to protect freedom of speech
20 July, 2012   ▪   Yurіy Raykhel
During the protests in front of Ukrainian House the government has once more used the scenario of the soft, yet consistent narrowing of citizens’ rights to protest. The criminal cases are a perfect tool for pinpoint strikes against the most proactive protest participants.
20 July, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
If the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights is ignored, Ukraine’s membership in the Council of Europe may be suspended
20 July, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg supported the complaint filed by defence attorneys representing the former Interior Minister of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko.
9 July, 2012
David Kramer and Robert Nurick talk about the latest Freedom House report on nations in transit, including Ukraine, how much the memory of a democratic experience matters and how painful democratic transformations may be
6 July, 2012   ▪   Hanna Trehub
Freedom House’s new report raises the alarm about Ukrainian society and government as Ukraine’s post-Orange Revolution progress continues to plummet
6 July, 2012   ▪   Orysia Smereka
By searching for non-existent features of patriotism and statesman-like quality in Ukraine’s top officials, journalists are doing society a disservice
6 July, 2012   ▪   Ivan Halaichenko
The passing of the language law has triggered a parliamentary crisis that could explode into a political one.
6 July, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
As planned, the government is trying to convert the positive impressions of the “great football celebration” into political dividends before the election.
6 July, 2012   ▪   The Ukrainian Week
For several months now, Viktor Medvedchuk has been trying to convince Ukrainians to accept the choice of a Russia-imposed civilisation. At the very least, he wants to be in the Ukrainian parliament to coordinate its pro-Russian lobby.
3 July, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
As the Ukrainian opposition successfully overcomes hurdles erected by the ruling Party of Regions, the authorities are being forced to increase efforts to sow conflict and discredit the opposition in the eyes of voters
2 July, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
The June 5th protests that accompanied the passing of a bill that aims to Russify Ukraine showed that while society is ready for radical resistance to the government’s anti-Ukrainian policies, opposition leaders are sitting on their hands.
19 June, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
The mistakes made by the protectors of the Ukrainian language and how they can take the initiative into their own hands
19 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
In his pursuit of laurels, as the united opposition’s leader, Arseniy Yatseniuk has found himself in a position, which could bring an end to his political future. The only chance for him to maintain his prospects as a national leader is to purge the united opposition of people serving oligarchic and anti-Ukrainian interests
19 June, 2012   ▪   Oles Oleksiyenko
By choosing to forge a pro-presidential majority in the future parliament using methods from 10 years ago, the Presidential Administration is doomed to repeat the events of 2004
6 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
The Robert Schuman Foundation is one of the few European think tanks that systematically pays attention to Ukraine’s affairs. Its president, Jean-Dominique Giuliani, has personally come to Ukraine on a number of occasions. In his interview for The Ukrainian Week he looks at how Kyiv has failed to meet the standards of a rule-of-law state and offers his view on the persecution of former members of the government in the country.
6 June, 2012   ▪   Alla Lazareva
Civil Position, the party of former Defence Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko, has a special place among opposition forces that prefer to ignore efforts to unite and which have few chances of entering parliament independently in 2012
5 June, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
Pseudo-opposition and unpopular projects could steal as much as 10% of the opposition’s votes and play a destructive role in electoral commissions
5 June, 2012   ▪   Andriy Skumin
A number of facts suggest that the Presidential Administration is promoting Natalia Korolevska’s political project. True or not, she is now playing into the hands of the government in its efforts to take control of the future parliament
5 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Mykhelson
How Ukrainian officials are distorting Ukrainian culture
5 June, 2012   ▪   Roman Horbyk
A confrontation over language legislation proposed by the ruling party is unfolding in Ukraine.
5 June, 2012   ▪   Oleksandr Kramar
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
 
 
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