EUAM ex-head on lack of reforms in SBU and need to depoliticize Prosecutor General’s Office

To hold the reform of the Security Service of Ukraine, which involves limiting its functions, demilitarization and depoliticization, Ukraine needs a new leadership that will start to introduce these changes. Similarly, the Prosecutor General’s Office should be headed by a prosecutor who does not represent any political force. How does the EU assess the progress of the reform of the law-enforcement system in Ukraine, and what further steps are needed, read in an interview with Kestutis Lancinskas, former head of the European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine. Read more

Independent analysts advise to change tactics of anti-corruption reform in Ukraine

The more the public and international donors put pressure on the Ukrainian elites concerning anti-corruption reforms, the more the latter stick together to confront these reforms. Chatham House advises to change tactics. Read more

Why farmland moratorium cancellation is inevitable

Today, there are few among politicians, economists and experts who would deny that the most important step for rural development and land reform is the opening of the agricultural land market and that this step is inevitable. Despite the approaching of election campaigns, there are reasons to hope that it will be this Parliament that goes down in history as the one that has adopted the law on the circulation of agricultural land, i.e. it has introduced about 40 million hectares to the full economic circulation, restored the constitutional rights of 6.9 million citizens being the owners of shares and restored economic growth in the countryside. Read more

International experts to watch over contest to Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine

In August 2018, the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced a competition for the position of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court. 12 reputable international experts will monitor its course. Together with the High Qualifications Commission, they will check the integrity and professionalism of the candidates and consider eligibility of each candidate for the competition criteria. Read about this in an interview with Head of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine Eka Tkeshelashvili. Read more

Damir Site, Pravo-Justice EC Project Expert: Your legal procedure has inherent loopholes for avoiding enforcement of judgments

Judgment is worth nothing if it is not enforced. Therefore, the reform in the judgment enforcement system is no less important than all innovations related to ensuring an access to high-quality justice. Due to the increasing motivation of public enforcement officers and launching institute of private enforcement officers, the situation has changed significantly over the past year. Read more