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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33225)  

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Title Round table to discuss implementation of the Law of Ukraine on the Free Legal Aid 
Status Completed 
Date 21/07/2011 
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Countries CoE Members: Ukraine
  Joint Programme Activity - UKR-TEJSU
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP UKR-TEJSU - Transparency, independence and efficiency of the judicial system and increased access to justice for all citizens in Ukraine    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DGHL/JP/1798   Ukraine: Transparency and efficiency of the Judicial System of Ukraine
Expected Result 1.1 - Agenda for continuous development of legal reform adjusted; Institutional capacity building for the strengthening of the judiciary (including the GP Office) is promoted.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.1 – Ensuring Protection of Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.1.3  Enhancing the effectiveness of the ECHR system at national and European level

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Round Table 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
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Output/Results A fundamental concern for the CoE experts remained the necessity for the lawyers to keep their independence and represent the best interests of the clients despite being contracted to and remunerated by the state, even in those cases where the state was one of the judicial parties. At the round tables, it was highlighted that the CoE recommendations from 2008 were not taken into account in the text of the new Law on the Free Legal Aid. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice confirmed that, even if some deficiencies existed in the law, its enactment was a pragmatic response to a concrete desire from the government to establish a system of free legal aid in Ukraine. A possible solution to this particular situation was suggested at these meetings, which was to focus on the secondary legislation ‘required for the implementation’ of the Law. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Participants Mr Ramon Mullerat
Mr David Gladwell 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 25 
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