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.


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

3 June 2022 Kyiv, Ukraine

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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’


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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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