Presentation of the results of the all-Ukrainian online survey "Personal Security of Judges and Court Staff"

Apr 27, 2020 | E-justice, Judiciary, Justice

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The work of judges and staff is constantly accompanied by a certain risk. However, as world practice shows, such risk can be reduced and managed by adequately assessing potential threats and responding appropriately to each incident.

The team of experts of the Model Courts Initiative of the EU Project Pravo-Justice conducted a study of the security of courts, one of the stages of which was an all-Ukrainian online survey among representatives of the judiciary.

International experts from the EU Project Pravo-Justice have developed a special online questionnaire to not only identify the state of security in the courts, but also to find out the personal risks faced by respondents in their professional activities.

The experts presented the results of the all-Ukrainian online survey "Personal Security of Judges and Court Staff" during a video conference on April 26. The survey was conducted from March 6 to 26 and covered more than 3,000 respondents.

During the presentation, the experts acquainted the participants with the details of the process of developing and conducting the survey, as well as provided recommendations, the further implementation of which will significantly increase the level of judicial security.

The results of the survey were presented by experts of the EU Project Pravo-Justice, namely:

  • Dariusz Sielecki, International Expert of the EU Project Pravo-Justice (Poland)
  • Rafal Dunal, International Expert of the EU Project Pravo-Justice (Poland)
  • Silviu Sandru, International Expert of the EU Project Pravo-Justice (Romania)
  • Cornelis Verhaeren, International Expert of the EU Project Pravo-Justice (Netherlands),
  • Oleg Maksymchuk, National Expert of the EU Project Pravo-Justice

Representatives of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, the National School of Judges of Ukraine, the Council of Judges of Ukraine, the Judicial Protection Service, international organisations of the EU Advisory Mission, EU Anti-Corruption Initiative, UN Development Program, OSCE, and the Ukrainian-Canadian Judicial Reform Project took part in the presentation.

We are sincerely grateful to the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, the Council of Judges of Ukraine for their active assistance in conducting the poll as well as to all representatives of the judiciary who took part in the poll.

General recommendations (based on the results of survey on personal security of a judges and court staff)

The Analytics Research on the results of survey on the personal security of judges and court staff

IT aspects of developing a survey for judges and court staff

Presentation of the Model Court Initiative