Don’t Celebrate Ukraine’s New Judicial Changes Yet

Ukraine’s parliament has ignored warnings from human rights organizations and the Reanimation Package of Reforms and passed constitutional amendments and a bill on the judicial system which retain the old ways of exerting influence on judges. There was enormous pressure for judicial reform, and many of the changes are needed. The warnings, however, highlight real problems that were not addressed before the votes on June 2.The Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) had warned that the bill on judicial reform will enable court presidents and their deputies, appointed under President Viktor Yanukovych and accustomed to heeding political orders, to retain their …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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