Roundtable discussions on the admissibility of open-source information and electronic evidence in criminal proceedings

3 June 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 2 June 2022, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Supreme Court, the Office of the Prosecutor General, and the Prosecutor’s Training Centre of Ukraine organised an online roundtable on the admissibility of open-source information and electronic evidence in the national criminal...

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Council of Europe provided expert comments to Draft Law ‘On Support for Criminal Proceedings and Enforcement of Punishments, Which Are Precluded as a Result of Armed Aggression, Temporary Occupation of the Territory of Ukraine’

27 MAY 2022 KYIV, UKRAINE

The Council of Europe continues supporting the Ukrainian authorities in addressing rule of law and human rights challenges in the context of the ongoing war resulting from the military aggression by the Russian Federation. Upon request from the Ministry of Justice, the Council of Europe prepared...

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Council of Europe supported the webinar for prosecutors on the investigation of conflict-related sexual violence

9 May 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 9 May 2022, as a part of the training program developed and organised by the Prosecutors’ Training Centre of Ukraine, Nataliia Marchuk, the Supreme Court Judge and the Council of Europe consultant, conducted a webinar on the peculiarities of investigation of conflict-related sexual violence...

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Consultations with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: cooperation on challenges arising from the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation

5 April 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 5 April 2022, the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe conducted expert consultations with the representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The goal of these consultations was to discuss the draft law ‘On Support for Criminal Proceedings and...

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Immediate assistance to Ukraine: Prosecutor General of Ukraine meets Council of Europe Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law

22 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

On 22 March 2022, Iryna Venediktova, Prosecutor General of Ukraine, and Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, met at the Polish-Ukrainian border to discuss immediate assistance to Ukraine in the context of the human rights and rule of law consequences of...

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Council of Europe expert advisory group starts its work supporting Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office

21 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law has set up an expert advisory group to support the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. This initiative is part of its immediate assistance to Ukraine following Russia’s aggression, and follows initial consultations...

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Consultations with the Supreme Court: cooperation in the criminal justice area in Ukraine during the war

4 May 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 4 May 2022, the representatives of the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Supreme Court (SC) held a working online-meeting on cooperation actions in the criminal justice area in the times of war in Ukraine. Stanislav Kravchenko, Head of the Criminal Cassation Court within the SC, informed about...

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Consultations with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: cooperation on challenges arising from the ongoing armed aggression of the Russian Federation

7 April 2022 Kiev, Ukraine

On 5 April 2022, the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe conducted expert consultations with the representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The goal of these consultations was to discuss the draft law ‘On Support for Criminal Proceedings and...

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Investigation into Alleged Ill-Treatment in Ukraine: presentation of research findings

17 December 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 15 December 2021, the Council of Europe organised a presentation of the report “Investigation into Alleged Ill-Treatment Contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights in Ukraine”. The Report is based on research into how well legal provisions, policies and organisational...

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Council of Europe holds expert consultations with the body in charge of disciplinary proceedings on regulations for recruitment and promotion of prosecutors

22 December 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 20 December 2021, the Council of Europe organised expert consultations on regulations regarding recruitment and promotion of prosecutors adopted by the Body in Charge of Disciplinary Proceedings (BCDP). The consultations were after provision of expert comments to these regulations by the...

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Human rights compliant criminal justice system in Ukraine: Project Digest October–December 2021

23 December 2021

To find out more about the activities of the project during October - December 2021, please follow the link to access the Project Digest.

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Human rights compliant criminal justice system in Ukraine: Project Digest July – September 2021

11 OCTOBER 2021 KYIV

To find out more about the activities of the project during July - September 2021, please follow the link to access the Project Digest.

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A high-level Conference “Reform of the Public Prosecution Service of Ukraine of 2019-2021: Achieved Progress and Next Steps” was held

28 SEPTEMBER 2021 KYIV

On 28 September 2021 the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor General, organised a high-level conference on the reform of the public prosecution service in Ukraine. The conference aimed at taking stock of achievements as well as challenges of the reform that was...

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Visit of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Headquarters

10 SEPTEMBER 2021 STRASBOURG

On 10 September 2021, Iryna Venediktova, Prosecutor General of Ukraine visited the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. She was received by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights. Simona Granata-Menghini,...

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Human rights compliant criminal justice system in Ukraine: Project Digest April – June 2021

04 AUGUST 2021 KYIV

To find out more about the activities of the project during April – June 2021, please follow the link to access the Project Digest.

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Council of Europe provided expert comments to Draft Law "On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine Concerning Criminal Liability for Torture" (Draft Law 5336)

05 JULY 2021 KYIV

Council of Europe supports the Ukrainian authorities in execution of the general measures stemming from the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights against Ukraine. Acting on a request of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Law Enforcement, the Council of Europe prepared expert comments to...

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The Council of Europe supports increased transparency and launch of a dialogue of the Office of the Prosecutor General with Ukrainian civil society on combatting environmental crimes

17 June 2021 Kyiv

The Council of Europe facilitated a roundtable meeting of the Prosecutor General with the environmental non-governmental organisations. The event, which was the first of its kind, aimed at finding the ways of cooperation between the Office of the Prosecutor General with the civil society to...

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Updated HELP course on Introduction to ECHR and ECtHR is available in Ukrainian

17 June 2021 Kyiv

Updated HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court on Human Rights (ECtHR) is now available in Ukrainian. While the initial version of this course was developed in 2016, the this is an updated version which was published on the Council of...

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Methodology for training of trainers developed for the Prosecutors’ Training Centre of Ukraine

16 June 2021 Kyiv

The Council of Europe supported the development of a methodology for training of trainers for the Prosecutors’ Training Centre. The methodology covers the following issues: general provisions on trainings, design of training, structure of the training, tools for planning the training, interactive...

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Council of Europe provided expert comments to Draft Laws of Ukraine related to the completion of the interim period of the Prosecution Service reform introduced in 2019 (Draft Laws 5157 and 5158)

8 June 2021 Kyiv

Acting on a request of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Law Enforcement, the Council of Europe prepared expert comments to the Draft Law No. 5157 “On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning priority measures to reform the bodies of the Prosecutor’s Office with regard to...

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