On 19 April 2018, the work of the Council of Europe project “Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights” (the Project) was launched in Kyiv. The implementation of the Project started in February 2018 and will continue until September 2019. The Project is funded by the Human Rights Trust Fund and implemented by the Justice and Legal Co-operation Department of the Council of Europe.
The overall objective of the Project is to support Ukraine in the improvement of its national system of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights that involve violations of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, where the root cause is an issue within the judiciary.
Specific project objectives are the following:
- to support Ukraine in further implementation of the Council of Europe standards on organisation and functioning of the judiciary so as to provide for a better judicial independence, in line with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights “Oleksandr Volkov v. Ukraine” and the “Salov v. Ukraine” group of judgments;
- to support the Ukrainian authorities in installing an effective system of remedies from alleged violations of the European Convention on Human Rights, in particular from nonenforcement of domestic judgments and from lengthy judicial proceedings (judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in cases “Burmych and others v. Ukraine”, “Yuriy Nikolayevich Ivanov v. Ukraine”, “Merit v. Ukraine” and “Svitlana Naumenko v. Ukraine”);
- to support the Supreme Court in ensuring full, through and effective reopening of the judicial proceedings following judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (cases “Bochan v. Ukraine (no. 2)”, “Yaremenko v. Ukraine (no. 2)” and “Shabelnik v. Ukraine (no. 2)”), and in ensuring effective application of the Protocol no. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights.
The event was attended by representatives of the Justice and Legal Co-operation Department of the Council of Europe, representatives of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of power of Ukraine, and of civil society and international organisations.
WEB LINKS TO THE EVENT
https://supreme.court.gov.ua/supreme/pres-centr/news/469900/ - Supreme Courthttps://vkksu.gov.ua/ua/news/rada-ewropi-priezientuwala-nowij-proiekt-pidtrimka-wikonannia-ukrainoiu-rishien-ewropiejskogo-sudu-z-praw-liudini/ - High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine