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21 October, 2013Politics
Under the cover of European integration, the government has pushed lobbied initiatives through parliament
19 August, 2013News
Public activist Kostyantyn Lavrov having fought against MAKO Donetsk Construction Company owned by Oleksandr Yanukovych was sentenced to five-year imprisonment. Novosti Donbassa reports
19 August, 2013News
Ukrainian courts rarely make rulings for the benefit of opposition
26 June, 2013Society
While more and more countries abolish death penalty, most people in authoritarian countries still strongly support execution
8 April, 2013Politics
Kyiv and Strasbourg have recently been engaged in active dialogue — PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon visited Ukraine, and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Pshonka travelled to the main office of the Council of Europe. The Ukrainian Week asked Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, Mykola Tochytskyi, about the outcome and context of this dialogue.
31 March, 2013Politics
Despite overall positive responses from international experts, the new Criminal Procedure Code contains many pitfalls in terms of practical implementation in Ukraine
22 February, 2013Politics
The Danish government is granting political asylum to former Defence Minister Valeriy Ivashchenko. In an exclusive interview for The Ukrainian Week, Mr. Ivashchenko talks about renewed pressure from Ukrainian prosecution and fear for his family as his motivation for leaving Ukraine
6 June, 2012Politics
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.
3 May, 2012Society
Innocent people trapped in the grindstones of Ukraine’s law enforcement machine often have only two options: admit their guilt and end up behind bars, or spend a long time proving their innocence and get released as invalids
3 May, 2012Politics
Passed hastily at night, the new Code of Criminal Procedure was supposed to be a demonstrative adaptation to international standards that will conceal broader opportunities for those in power to continue political repression in the Ukrainian reality
12 March, 2012Politics
Ukraine is governed by prison rules
28 February, 2012Politics
The euphoria over the Law “On Access to Public Information” is gradually evaporating
24 February, 2012Politics
The Constitutional Court is bringing social policy out of the legislative field to be manually managed by the government. This signals preparations for the election
23 February, 2012Politics
The Constitutional Court is losing its reputation as an independent arbiter and is turning into yet another component of the presidential hierarchy
22 February, 2012Politics
Several law enforcement officers who were responsible for producing cases against Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko have been promoted. Intriguingly, almost all of them have been moved to Ivano-Frankivsk
27 January, 2012Politics
Thomas Hammarberg, the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe, talks about his mission in Ukraine, the local judiciary system and the Tymoshenko case
27 January, 2012Politics
Valentyna Telychenko: "Dependent courts are a bigger problem for Ukraine than the imperfect Criminal Code"
27 January, 2012Politics
Those in power have removed all barriers from the path to a loyal Supreme Court
27 January, 2012Politics
The government has failed to convince either Ukrainians or the international community that the Tymoshenko case has nothing to do with politics. The Ukrainian Week asks Europeans their opinion on the trial against former Premier Yulia Tymoshenko and the situation in Ukraine
22 December, 2011Politics
The Ukrainian Week publishes the resolution to be offered for approval at the Council of Europe session on 26 January
9 December, 2011Politics
There is every reason to believe that the court of appeals will deliver the same guilty verdict in the Yulia Tymoshenko case as the initial court did
17 November, 2011Politics
Bohdan A. Futey, Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, discusses Ukrainian judicial problems and constitutional reform
1 November, 2011Economics
Court fees have been greatly increased in Ukraine. This will ease the financial situation of courts but will also limit court access for most citizens
24 October, 2011Politics
Unable to replace the Chief Justice of Ukraine directly, the government is now seeking alternative methods
6 October, 2011Politics
Valentyna Telychenko: “We are dangerously close to the critical line, when because of the distrust of the judiciary, disputes will be not be resolved in the courts”
6 April, 2011Politics
Ukraine’s justice system was overhauled (see UW, Is. 21, 29/2010) after the law on the judicial system and the status of judges was passed and regulations about the Supreme Council of Justice were amended almost a year ago
20 January, 2011World
A radical judicial reform in Georgia has resulted in an objective, corruption-free justice system
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November 21, the 4th anniversary of the Maidan, begins in Kyiv with a prayer for the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters killed at Instytutska Street in February 2014, and the victims of earlier shootings, police violence throughout the revolution
21 November, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Ukraine’s Parliament has started to change the electoral system. Will they be able to finish the job and what will change if the reform goes through?
20 November, Andriy Holub,
What political ambitions do Yulia Tymoshenko and her party hope to achieve before the 2019 elections?
20 November, Roman Malko,
According to recent sociological studies, there have been no significant changes in the mood of Ukrainians over the last three years. The scarcity of demonstrations cannot be attributed to loyalty to the current government, but rather to the fact that the opposition is equally far away from understanding what the citizens need and how these needs can be met
20 November, Andriy Holub,
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