Monitoring of Judicial Independence in Ukraine - 2012
The Council of Judges of Ukraine and the Centre for Judicial Studies conducted monitoring of judicial independence in Ukraine – 2012 in the framework of the Ukrainian-Swiss Project “Support of Justice Reform in Ukraine”. Its goal was to analyze the current state of independence, impartiality and fairness of administration of justice and to develop relevant recommendations for improvements in the operation of courts, bodies of judicial self-government and other bodies of the judicial power of Ukraine. This monitoring report included:
— Content-analysis of the effective legislation of Ukraine (Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and Status of Judges” and the procedural codes) in terms of their compliance with the international standards of judicial independence;
— Conclusions of expert polling of judges, lawyers, prosecutors, academics, representatives of the legislative and executive power and of NGO activists as to their assessment of the current status of independence of the judicial system and judges;
— Conclusions of the poll of citizens who visited all Ukrainian local and appellate general courts on August 15, 2012 with regard to their assessment of the independence, impartiality and fairness of justice.
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