Ukraine’s Litmus Test:

The Reform of the Judiciary

10/11/2016 | 09:00 - 11:00 | DGAP Berlin | Invitation only

Study Groups and Task Forces

Category: Ukraine, Reform

Russia/Eastern Partnership Discussion Group

Alongside reforming criminal prosecution, reorganizing the court system is the most important task within the reform of Ukraine’s state and justice sector. Political dependence, corruption, and inefficiency remain problematic, leading to impunity and undermining the population’s trust in both the judiciary and the state. How can Ukraine provide for independent judges who get selected on a transparent and competitive basis? To what extent is civil society included in the reform process and how can public transparency of these reforms be ensured? How could the European Union and Germany contribute more effectively to sustainable changes in Ukraine’s justice sector?


Victoria Ptashnyk, MP
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; Constitutional Commission member

Dr. Andreas Prothmann
Ambassador; Special Envoy for Ukraine, Head of the Ukraine Task Force, Federal Foreign Office

Mykhailo Zhernakov
Leading expert on judiciary, Board Member, Reanimation Package

The event is organized by the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia and will be held in English.

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