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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33294)  

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Title Two seminars for judges on application of the legislation against corruption in view of the European and Ukrainian experiences to be held in Chernivtsy and Dnipropetrovsk. 
The seminars' goal was to foster experiences and good practice among Ukrainian judges and European and Ukrainian experts, to discuss the causes, patterns and impact of corruption with the aim of better defining and expanding the role of the judiciary in the anti-corruption effort.

Status Completed 
Date 17/08/2011 - 30/08/2011 
Location Chernivci, Dnipropetrovsk, 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 1.2 - Judges and Prosecutors are able to use European standards and best practices in their everyday work.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Independence and efficiency of Justice

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Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
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Last Modified 22/12/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33294) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To raise awareness of the Ukraininan judges about the UN, EU and CoE anti-corruption actions and instruments, namely relevant conventions and framework decisions dealing with substantive and procedural civil and criminal law standards;
to share general information on the international standards in the field of incrimination (CoE and UN conventions);
to clarify the distinction between the criminal liability for corruption and disciplinary liability for breach of the ethical rules established to prevent corruption in the public administration.

Output/Results Ukrainian judges obtained a general overview about the international standards and instruments of prevention and fight against corruption, problems and perspective of anti-corruption law application in Europe as well as in Ukraine, the best European court practices in case hearings on corruption issues strengthening the necessity to treat corruption by the judges in Ukraine as criminal conduct where the respective elements of the criminal offence are in place.

Conclusions/Follow Up There is an urgent necessity to continue such kind of trainings 
Participants judges of the general jurisdiction courts 
Consultants/Experts Mrs. Laura Stefan, Anticorruption Coordinator of the Romanian Academic Society;
Mr. Georgi Rupchev, State Expert, Directorate of International Legal Cooperation and European Affairs, Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria, Head of the Bulgarian delegation to GRECO;
Mrs Natalia Akhtyrska, professor of Criminal Law at Taras Shevchenko National University;
Mr Grygoriy Aleynikov, judge of the Judicial Chamber on Criminal Matters of the Court of Appeal of Zaporizhzhia Region;
Mr. Oleksandr Krut, legal adviser of the Attorneys at law “Gryschenko and partners” 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 35 
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