The main partners and beneficiaries Ukrainian Parliament, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MoJ); Supreme Court (SC), Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (GPO), National School of Justice (NSJ), National Academy of Prosecutors of Ukraine (NAPU). Other partners: Council of Public Prosecutors (CPP), Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors of Ukraine (QDCP), Office of the President of Ukraine; Ministry of Interior/National Police, State Bureau of Investigations (SBI), Coordination Center for the Legal Aid Provision (CCLAP), National Bar Association (NBA), and human rights NGOs.

The main aim is to ensure effective functioning of the criminal justice system in Ukraine aligned with European human rights standards with a large focus on practical implementation of reforms in the criminal justice area, specifically with regard to the following components:

Criminal justice legislation and practice comply with the CoE standards and best practices (outcome/objective 1);

Consolidation of independence, effectiveness and transparency of the public prosecution service (outcome/objective 2).

The following results are expected:

To ensure legislation and/or internal regulations in place address CoE recommendations enabling the effective implementation of regulatory framework;

To consolidate professional and operational capacities of criminal justice actors to enable the implementation of legislation in line with CoE standards and best practices;

To promote institutional independence of the prosecution service and individual procedural autonomy of prosecutors;

To facilitate institutional and operational efficiency and professionalism of the prosecution service, with focus on its new self-governance and qualification/disciplinary bodies;

To enhance awareness of prosecutorial community and public on the PPS reforms developments.

Project information

  • Duration: 30 months (Phase I: July 2019 – December 2020; Phase II: January - December 2021)
  • Place/ country: Ukraine
  • Budget: Phase I: 1 000 000 €; Total estimated: 2 000 000 €
  • Funding: Action Plan level funding

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