What kind of —ourt, Prosecutorís Office and Police does Ukraine Need? (Infographic)

10:33 23.04.14
The Institute of World Policy has released a new infographic about key points in the reformation of judicial system, law enforcement authorities and prosecutorís office.

How much does the justice cost in Ukraine?

The watch of a judge of the Supreme Economic Court costs 357 820 UAH.

Distrust of the Ukrainians of the justice system.

Positive: Ukraine is one of few countries in the world that has a generally accessible and free State Register of Court Judgments.

2 % of the Ukrainians trust the courts.

Who appoints judges?

In the EU countries the judges are appointed by their colleagues, while in Ukraine Ė by the Supreme Council (The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine) and by the authorities that depend on President.

In terms of independence of the justice, Ukraine is on the 139th place from 148.

What should be changed in the judicial system?

The judges should become more independent and the responsibility for violations committed by them Ė inescapable.

Reform of the procedure law.

To strengthen the role of the Supreme Court in the review of judgements.

New system of the Prosecutorís Office: mission is possible.

In Ukraine the number of prosecutors per 100, 000 persons are the largest among the Council of Europe member states.

Why do the law enforcement authorities should be reformed?

In Ukraine the number of policemen per 100, 000 persons are twice as high as the world average. We have as many policemen as in Norway, Sweden, Japan and Denmark, combined.

97% of citizensí complaints of ill-treatment by police were not confirmed by the Prosecutorís Office.

How to reform the police?

Lustration, better wages and decentralization

The project ďNew European PolicyĒ is conducted with the support of the ďUkraine National Initiatives to Enhance ReformsĒ (UNITER) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Pact. The partners of the IWP are Centre for Political and Legal Reforms, Transparency International in Ukraine and Anticorruption Action Centre.

Foreign Policy Audit: Ukraine-Hungary
20 April, 2016
The discussion paper was written by Ivan Medynskyi, research fellow at the Institute of World Policy, and Bence Kapcsos, invited Hungarian expert.
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