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(Joint Programmes)
UKR-TEJSU   Transparency, independence and efficiency of the judicial system and increased access to justice for all citizens in Ukraine

Narrative (Work Plan)
03/06/2008 - 31/12/2011
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Human Rights and Legal Affairs
6 000 000
Documents/Links:
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (145 Activities) Narrative
    Efficiency and independence of the judicial system is strengthened.
    Access of citizens to and confidence in justice is improved. The lawyer profession is reinforced.
    System of enforcement of judgments is operational.

    Adopted and revised legislation.

    Continuous reform of state institutions.

    Continuous training programmes for judges and prosecutors developed.

    The quality of court decisions corresponds to best European practices; Decreased number of applications to the Court.

    Strategy for effective legal aid system defined and implemented, citizens awareness in justice related matters and especially with regard to their rights and possibilities in the field of free legal aid increased.

    Single Bar Association of Ukraine is created.

    Improved legal quality of judgments and reinforced execution of court decisions in civil law cases.

    Number of beneficiaries trained. 

    CoE mission and experts reports;

    Reports and records of CoE structures (PACE, CM, Court, CEPEJ etc.);

    Steering Committee meeting reports.

    Judicial statistics

    Other IGOs and NGO reports

    Official Gazettes.

    CoE publications.


    Statistical data of the MoJ and Supreme Court of Ukraine. 

    Political stability.
    General readiness of authorities to co-operate.
    Political will by Parliament to review the existing legislation.

    Political will to ensure the independence, efficiency and transparency of the judicial system.

    Appropriate budget dedicated to the judiciary.
    Availability of experts. 
    Project Purpose 1      2008/DGHL/JP/1798   Ukraine: Transparency and efficiency of the Judicial System of Ukraine 0 
    Agenda for continuous development of legal reform adjusted; Institutional capacity building in the judiciary (including GPO) is promoted.
    Judges and Prosecutors are able to use European standards and best practices in their everyday work.
    Legal Advice and Monitoring systems are operational.

    New legislation
    adopted and existing one revised in accordance with European standards;

    Continuous reform of state institutions.

    Continuous training programmes for judges and prosecutors developed.

    The quality of court decisions corresponds to best European practices.

    Decreased number of applications to the ECtHR.

    Number of judges and prosecutors trained



     
    CoE mission and experts reports;

    Reports of CoE structures;

    Steering Committee meeting reports.


     
    Political stability.

    Fair co-operation from the authorities.

    Political will by Parliament to review the existing legislation.

    Political will to ensure the independence and efficiency of the judiciary.

    Availability of experts.
     
    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.
    Legal Advice and Monitoring systems are operational.

    Adoption of new legislation.

    Continuous reform of state institutions.

    Efficient implementation of the revised and newly adopted legislation.

    Decreased number of applications to the ECtHR.

    CoE mission and experts reports;

    Reports of CoE structures;

    Steering Committee meeting reports.

    Official gazette.


     
    Political stability.

    Fair co-operation from the authorities.

    Political will by Parliament to review the existing legislation.

    Political will to ensure the independence and efficiency of the judiciary.
    Expected Result 1.2 Judges and Prosecutors are able to use European standards and best practices in their everyday work.

    Continuous training programmes for judges and prosecutors developed.

    The quality of court decisions corresponds to best European practices.

    Decreased number of applications to the ECtHR.

    CoE mission and experts reports;

    Reports of CoE structures;

    Steering Committee meeting reports.


     
    Political stability.

    Fair co-operation from all the branches of Ukrainian state authorities.

    Availability of experts.
    Project Purpose 2      2008/DGHL/JP/1799   Access of citizens to and confidence in justice is improved 0 
    Free and affordable access to legal information for all citizens and interested organisations ensured; Public confidence in independence of justice system and validity of judgments promoted;

    Efficient and realistic system of free legal aid is ensured.

    Lawyers profession is reinforced.
    New legislation and norms adopted and implemented.

    The number of cases filed and processed increased.

    Strategy for effective legal aid system defined and implemented, citizens awareness in justice related matters and especially with regard to their rights and possibilities in the field of free legal aid increased.

    Single Bar Association of Ukraine is created.

    Code of ethics for lawyers implemented.

    Number of lawyers trained.
     
    Judicial statistics

    Information given by relevant authorities (annual report.

    Reports by CoE bodies (Secretariat, experts, ECtHR, etc), other IGOs and NGOs reports.

    Steering Committee meeting reports.

    CoE mission and experts reports.

    Ombudsman’s reports
     
    Political stability.

    Political will to support the legislative amendments needed, including administrative and financial support.

    Political will to ensure the transparent and accessible judicial system in Ukraine.

    Availability of experts.
     
    Expected Result 2.1 Free and affordable access to legal information for all citizens and interested organisations ensured;
    Public confidence in independence of justice system and validity of judgments promoted;

    Citizens awareness in justice related matters and especially with regard to their rights and possibilities in the field of free legal aid increased.

    The number of cases filed and processed increased.

    Relevant norms adopted.

    Legal databases are open to a larger number of users.

    CoE mission reports;

    Monitoring reports of CoE structures;

    Steering Committee meeting reports;

    Reports of MoJ and State Court Administration of Ukraine.
     
    Political stability.

    Political will to support the legislative amendments needed.

    Political will to ensure the transparent and accessible judicial system in Ukraine.
    Expected Result 2.2 Efficient and realistic system of free legal aid is ensured.

    Strategy for effective legal aid system defined and implemented.

    New legislation adopted.

    Institutions implementing the free legal ais system are operational.

    Number of beneficiaries trained.


    CoE mission reports;

    Monitoring reports of CoE structures;

    Steering Committee meeting reports;

    Statistical data of the MoJ of Ukraine.
     
    Willingness to co-operate from the Ukrainian authorities (Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance and Parliament of Ukraine).

    Political will to support the legislative amendments needed, including administrative and financial support.

    Availability of experts.

    Expected Result 2.3 Lawyers profession is reinforced.

    Single Bar Association of Ukraine is created.
    New legislation adopted.

    Code of ethics for lawyers implemented.

    Number of lawyers trained.

    CoE mission reports;

    Monitoring reports of CoE structures;

    Steering Committee meeting reports.
     
    Readiness and willingness of Ukrainian authorities and existing associations of lawyers to co-operate.
    Project Purpose 3      2008/DGHL/JP/1800   System of enforcement of judgments is operational 0 
    Execution of judgments delivered by national courts ensured. Strategy for future of the Execution Service is defined.

    Guarantees for the independence of state executors from external interference in place.

    Bailiffs are able to use best European practices in their everyday work.
    Increased number of execution of court judgments in civil cases.

    Strategy and time-table for the future reform of execution system adopted.

    Relevant legislation adopted.

    Number of bailiffs trained.
     
    Judicial statistics.

    Reports from CoE bodies (Secretariat, PACE, experts).

    Other IGOs and NGOs reports.

    Reports by the CoE Secretariat and CoE´s experts.
     
    Political will by MoJ and Parliament to review the existing legislation and practice.

    Availability of experts.
     
    Expected Result 3.1 Execution of judgments delivered by national courts ensured. Strategy for future of the Execution Service is defined.
    Increased number of execution of court judgments in civil cases.

    Strategy and time-table for the future reform of execution system adopted.

    Judicial statistics.

    Reports from CoE bodies (Secretariat, PACE, experts).

    Other IGOs and NGO reports.

    Reports by the CoE Secretariat and CoE´s experts. Steering Committee meeting reports
     
    Fair co-operation from the MoJ.

    Political will by Parliament to review the existing legislation.

    Political will to ensure the efficient execution of judgments.
    Expected Result 3.2 Guarantees for the independence of state executors from external interference in place.

    Bailiffs are able to use European standards and best practices in their everyday work.

    Amended legislation in line with CoE standards is presented to Parliament for adoption.
    Specific training programmes developed.
    Number of beneficiaries trained.

    Reports from CoE bodies (Secretariat, PACE, experts).

    CoE mission and experts reports. Steering Committee meeting reports.
    Official Gazzete
     
    Readiness to co-operate from the MoJ.

    Political will of the Parliament to review the existing legislation.
    Project Purpose 4      2008/DGHL/JP/1801   Ukr-Justice Project management 0 
    Implementation of the JP Efficient implementation of the JP workplan  CoE reports; SC meeting reports  Readiness to co-operate from the implementing partners. 



     
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