EU helps to improve coordination between regions in the area of justice sector reform

Nov 27, 2018 | Justice

In Kharkiv, the Regional Council for Justice Reform will work to implement the reform through addressing regional-specific challenges and their decisions to the level of central authorities. The EU "Pravo-Justice" project, which promotes the rule of law in Ukraine, organized the first meeting of the Kharkiv Regional Council for Justice Reform on November 27.

"Important issues for discussions in the regions are privatization of notary services, property rights protection, e-justice, new bankruptcy procedures, enforcement of judgments, access to registers," said Dovydas Vitkauskas, Team Lead of the EU "Pravo-Justice". The Project created a platform for coordinating action to address crucial issues for regions and proposed different types of interactions between the center and the regions as well as at the interregional level.

The first meeting of the Regional Council for Justice Reform in Kharkiv is part of the support of reforms in the regions of the EU Justice-Justice Project in cooperation with profile institutions and field experts.

Managing partner of Sheverdin & Partners, Maxim Sheverdin, said that the ideas and processes that we are seeing in Ukraine need to be explained and discussed. He proposed to consider in future topics of bank councils, bankruptcy, private enforcement officers and legal education.

The Regional Council will serve as a platform for discussion and cooperation of participants with international experts from the "Pravo-Justice" Project. The Kharkiv Regional Council for Justice Reforms has united key stakeholders: representatives of the judiciary, prosecutors, lawyers, private enforcement agencies, international experts and the academia.

Regional Judiciary Reforms Council will operate in Chernivtsi, Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk oblasts. Among the participants in the regional councils no priority, members have equal rights and opportunities. Meetings of the Regional Councils of Justice reforms will take place every 10 weeks for systematic work on questions relevant to the regions.