Having worked for many years as a judge in Austria, Georg Stawa chaired the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice of the Council of Europe (CEPEJ) from 2014 to 2018, whose experts study the quality of work of representatives of the judicial system in different countries. In particular, in Ukraine. He is currently the head of the Department of Strategic Planning at the Austrian Ministry of Justice and an international expert of the EU Project “PRAVO-Justice”. Read more
The adherents of deinstitutionalization ideas – international organizations, politicians, public and religious leaders, human rights activists, volunteers, artistes, former pupils of these institutions and their close ones – cite numerous proofs in favor of abolishing institutional care. We see the Sumy region actively implementing new forms of working with orphans and children deprived of parental care. This year, the patronage family program is being actively implemented, and we have numerous examples of families responding to children’s problems.
One does not go to parent’s meetings at school without a wallet. That’s a simple truth of school life our parents knew by their own experience, and today, reminders about monthly contributions are disseminated via parent groups in Viber. According to data by the State Treasury Service, parents invested almost a billion hryvnias in Ukrainian schools in 2014-2016. Nobody knows how these moneys were spent, though, for detailed consolidated reports are nonexistent.
A court judgment is worth nothing if it can’t be enforced. No matter how many lawsuits a person wins, without an efficient enforcement service it won’t be carried out. And Ukraine is among the leaders in terms of unenforced court judgments. So, after judicial reform went underway, the Justice Ministry began reforming the enforcement service by enlisting private enforcers.
Imprisonment is a very expensive way to make bad people even worse, European experts say. The system of probation, which has been in operation in Ukraine for two years with the support of the EU Pravo-Justice project is aimed at cutting short the number of prisons, along with increasing security in the society. Read more
Decentralization allowed Koryukivka ATC in Chernihiv region to finally repair the district hospital, purchase equipment and arrange a children’s room. Four families of physicians have received housing for the first time in 11 years. Read more
On December 5, a new Administrative Service Center (ASC) was officially opened in Sloviansk (Donetsk Oblast) after a month-long operation in the test mode. The project’s total cost is US 510 thousand, including 88 thousand dollars paid from the local budget. Read more