I. Opinions and Comments on Draft Laws, by date
 

1. Council of Europe’s Brief Overview of relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in light of ongoing work on Draft Law of Ukraine #3593-D1 “On the temporarily occupied territory” / 10 March 2017

2. Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine No.2897 "On amendments to the legislative acts of Ukraine introducing the provisions on criminal misdemeanor offences", prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / 6 December 2016

3. Коментарі до засідання підкомітету з питань діяльності Державної пенітенціарної служби Комітету Верховної Ради України з питань законодавчого забезпечення правоохоронної діяльності щодо Проекту Закону про превентивні і компенсаційні засоби у зв’язку з катуванням, нелюдським чи таким, що принижує гідність, поводженням або покаранням щодо засуджних та осіб узятих під варту, та запровадження інституту пенітенціарних суддів. Підготував експерт Ради Європи Жоан-Мікель Расканьєрес / 4 листопада 2016 року

4. Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine no. 4778 "On Detective Operations", prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / 3 November 2016

5. Opinion on the draft amendments to the laws concerned with the functioning of Prosecution in view of the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (Draft Law of Ukraine No.5177), prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / 18 November 2016

6. Expert Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding the ensuring of unjustified assets recovery into the revenue of the State", prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / September 2016

7. Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine "On amending the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine regarding the peculiarities of forfeiture to the State of monies, currency valuables, Ukrainian government bonds, Ukrainian treasury bonds, precious metals and/or stones, other valuables and proceeds from them before the delivery of judgment", prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe / 5 April 2016

8. Preliminary Opinion on the Proposed Constitutional Amendments Regarding the Judiciary of Ukraine, prepared by the Venice Commission / 24 July 2015

9. Comments on the Draft Law of Ukraine “On Amending the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine Pertaining to Provisional Seizure of Property and Conducting a Search”, Reg. No. 2181 of 12 February 2015, Prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / May 2015 [attached pdf]

10. Final Opinion on the Law on Government Cleansing (Lustration Law) of Ukraine as would result from the amendments submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on 21 April 2015, adopted by the Venice Commission at its 103rd Plenary Session / 19 June 2015

11. Opinion on draft constitutional amendments on the immunity of Members of Parliament and judges of Ukraine, adopted by the Venice Commission at its 103rd plenary session / 19 June 2015

12. Opinion on the Draft Law No. 1831 on “Amendments to the Laws of Ukraine on providing measures to ensure the transparency of media ownership and implementation of the state policy principles in the field of television and radio broadcasting” from 29 May 2015, Opinion of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / [ ENG and UKR] / 16 June 2015

13. Post-adoption expert comments on the part of the Law of Ukraine No.198-VIII "On amending some regulatory acts of Ukraine as to the Activity of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine” Joint Comments of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law [ENG] / 12 June 2015 [can be made public on 29 June 2015]

14. Comments on the Draft Law of Ukraine “On the State Bureau of Investigation”, Reg. No. 2114 of 19 February 2015, Prepared by the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law / 8 June 2015 [attached pdf]

15. Opinion on the Draft Law No. 1123 on “Reforming of the State and Communal Print Mass Media” of 1 December 2014, Opinion of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law [ENG] / 25 May 2015

16. Preliminary Opinion on the Draft Law on the Judicial System and the Status of Judges of Ukraine, taken note by the Venice Commission at its 102th Plenary Session / 10 April 2015

17. Joint opinion on the Law on the Judiciary and the Status of Judges and amendments to the Law on the High Council of Justice of Ukraine, Joint opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law / 23 March  2015

18. Opinion on the Draft Law of Ukraine on Public Television and Radio Broadcasting and proposed Amendments No. 1357 as proposed for the 2nd reading, Opinion of the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law [ENG] / 23 February 2015

19. Interim Opinion on the Law on Government Cleansing (Lustration Law) of Ukraine, adopted by the Venice Commission at its 101st Plenary Session, English
 Ukrainian / 16 December 2014

20. Comments on the Law of Ukraine on the Public Prosecution Service by the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law of 14 October 2014 / 5 December 2014

21. Opinion on the Draft law amending the Constitution of Ukraine, submitted by the President of Ukraine on 2 July 2014, endorsed by the Venice Commission at its 100th Plenary Session / 27 October 2014

22. Opinion on the Draft Law of IDPs, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law / 10 October 2014

23. Opinion on “Whether the decision taken by the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine to organise a referendum on becoming a constituent territory of the Russian Federation or restoring Crimea’s 19 92 constitution is compatible with constitutional principles””, adopted by the Venice Commission at its 98th Plenary Session / 21 March 2014

24. Appraisal of the Draft Law of Ukraine on Co-operation of Territorial Communities, Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform / 7 April 2014

 

II. Reports and Documents, by date
 

1. Summary of the Visit to Ukraine of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Eastern Ukraine: freedom of movement is vital to preventing isolation and favouring reintegration / 4 July 2015

2. PACE Resolution 2067 (2015) Missing persons during the conflict in Ukraine / 25 June 2015

3. PACE Report by Mr Jim Sheridan, Rapporteur for the Committeee on Migration, Refugees, and Displaced Persons, “Missing persons during the conflict in Ukraine” / 8 June 2015

4. Legal assessment report on compliance of selected Ukrainian laws with the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the Istanbul Convention,  prepared under the project “Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine” [ ENG] / May 2015

5. Good international practices and standards on violence against women and domestic violence, prepared under the project “Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine” [ENG] / May 2015

6. Results of an opinion poll on violence against children, prepared under the project “Strengthening and Protecting Children’s Rights in Ukraine” [ENG  and UKR] / 29 May 2015

7. Report to the Ukrainian Government on the visit to Ukraine carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from  9 to 16 September 2014 / 29 April 2015

8. Information note on the fact-finding visit to Kyiv of the co-rapporteurs of the PACE Monitoring Committee Ms Mailis Reps (Estonia, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) and Mr Jean-Claude Mignon (France, Group of the European People’s Party) on 25-27 March 2015 / 23 April 2015

9. International Advisory Panel report on Maidan Investigations / 31 March 2015

10. Roadmap for implementation of the decentralisation reform in Ukraine, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, in English Ukrainian / 20 March 2015

11. Suggestions for Effective Media Ownership Transparency Provisions in Ukraine, Joint Programme between EU and CoE on Strengthening Information Society in Ukraine / 18 May 2015

12. PACE Information note on the fact-finding visit of Rapporteur Kristýna Zelienková to Ukraine on 15-18 February 2015 / 16 March 2015

13. PACE Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs report on the “Status of Ms Nadiia Savchenko with regard to Council of Europe immunity” / 28 January 2015

14. PACE Resolution 2028 (2015) on the humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons / 27 January 2015

15. Report to the Ukrainian Government on the visit to Ukraine carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from  18 to 24 February 2014 / 13 January 2015

16. Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015 - 2017 / 9 January 2015

17. Conclusions 2014 of the European Committee of Social Rights with respect to Ukraine on the implementation of the European Social Charter (labour rights) / January 2015

18. Integration of Ukraine into European Information Society: challenges and tasks, Joint Programme between EU and CoE on Strengthening Information Society in Ukraine ( UKR) / 2014

19. PACE Report by Mr Jim Sheridan, Rapporteur for the Committee on Migration, Refugees, and Displaced Persons. “The humanitarian situation of Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons” / 16 December 2014

20.Strategic Priorities for Promoting Civil Participation in Decision-Making in Ukraine, Civil Society Component of the Immediate Measures Package for Ukraine (Eng) (Ukrainian)  / 8 December 2014

21. Summary of the Visit to Ukraine of the Commissioner for Human Rights, 30 November – 5 December 2014 / 8 December 2014

22. Recommendation CP(2014)18 on the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Ukraine adopted at the 15th meeting of the Committee of the Parties / 5 December 2014

23. “Dialogue between local government, civil society and media in the regions of Ukraine”, Civil Society Component of the Immediate Measures Package, November-December 2014:

  • Vinnytsia Meeting Summary 19 November 2014 (ENG)
  • Vinnytsia Meeting Summary 10 December 2014 (ENG)
  • Chernihiv Summary 21 November 2014 (ENG)
  • Chernihiv Summary 12 December 2014 (ENG) / 19 November – 12 December 2014

24. Case law of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to access to information, prepared under the Project “Integration of the European standards in the Ukrainian media environment”   [UKR only] / 5 November 2014

25. Report by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, following his mission in Kyiv, Moscow and Crimea, from 7 to 12 September 2014 / 27 October 2014

26. Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Ukraine / 19 September 2014

27. Commissioner for Human Rights, Letter to Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, concerning the situation of internally displaced persons, CommDH(2014)15 / 27 June 2014 (published 17 July 2014)

28. Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking in Drugs, Substitution maintenance treatment in Ukraine: Humanitarian and medical mission, 16-21 May 2014 / 21 May 2014

29. Statement by the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages on the situation in Ukraine / 16 May 2014

30. Collection of conference materials on combating violence against children (with English annotations), prepared under the project “Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Ukraine”  [UKR] / 30 April 2014

31. Cooperation with Ukraine - Immediate measures package / 2 April 2014

32. Report of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities; Ad hoc visit to Ukraine 21-26 March 2014 / 2 April 2014

33. Handbook on European data protection law,  Fundamental Rights Agency, European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe [ENG] [UKR] / April 2014

34. Report by the Bureau of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages reviewing the current situation of national minority languages in Ukraine / 25 March 2014

35. Final Assessment of the National Human Rights Action Plan for Ukraine, Council of Europe and Raoul Wallenberg Institute, May 2016

36. Appendixed Matrix with Comments, Ukraine National Human Rights Action Plan

 

III. Committee of Ministers Decisions Regarding Situation in Ukraine, by date
 

1. CM/Del/Dec(2015)1225/1.8 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 16 April 2015

2. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1210/1.6  Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 28 October 2014

3. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1209/1.6 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 10 October 2014

4. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1207/1.5 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 19 September 2014

5. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1206/1.6  Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 12 September 2014

6. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1197/1.6 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 17 April 2014

7. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1196/1.8 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 04 April 2014 

8. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1195/1.7 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 21 March 2014 

9. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1194/1.7 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 17 March 2014 

10. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1192bis/1.2 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 27 February 2014 

11. CM/Del/Dec(2014)1192/1.3 Decision regarding the Situation in Ukraine / 24 February 2014 

 

IV. Committee of Ministers Documents with regard to Execution of Select European Court of Human rights Judgments against Ukraine, by date
 

1. Decision concerning the case of Oleksandr Volkov against Ukraine (1222nd DH meeting) / 13 March 2015

2. Interim Resolution concerning the case of Oleksandr Volkov against Ukraine (1214th DH meeting) / 5 December 2014

3. Decision concerning the case of Yuriy Nikolayevich Ivanov and Zhovner group against Ukraine (1214th DH meeting) / 5 December 2014

4. Decision concerning the case of Oleksandr Volkov against Ukraine (1208th DH meeting) / 26 September 2014

5. Decision concerning the case of Oleksandr Volkov against Ukraine (1201st DH meeting) / 6 June 2014

6. Decision concerning the case of Kaverzin and Afanasiyev group against Ukraine (1201st DH meeting) / 6 June 2014

7. Decision concerning the case of Vyerentsov against Ukraine (1201st DH meeting) / 6 June 2014

8. Decision concerning the case of Vyerentsov against Ukraine (1193rd DH meeting) / 7 March 2014

9. Decision concerning the case of Oleksandr Volkov against Ukraine (1193rd DH meeting) / 7 March 2014

10. Decision concerning the case of Vasiliy Ivashchenko and Naydyon group against Ukraine (1193rd DH meeting) / 7 March 2014

11. Decision concerning the case of Tymoshenko against Ukraine (1193rd DH meeting) / 7 March 2014