Rule of law
The Co-ordinator works to support comprehensive reforms that span across the legislative process in the following areas:
- enabling the independence and integrity of the judiciary and prosecution agencies;
- supporting inclusive participation of stakeholders in the reforms;
- developing judicial education system and system of judicial evaluation and testing; and
- selecting the candidates for the Supreme Court justices.
Another area of effort is strengthening the ability of the Constitutional Court to uphold the rule of law through a newly introduced mechanism of constitutional complaint, enabling citizens to address the Court in the event they believe that constitutional provisions are violated by acts of government. The Co-ordinator also helps the Ministry of Justice introduce a private judgment enforcement system, aimed to enhance the effectiveness of the enforcement system and to promote citizens’ trust in the court system and other institutions.
The Project Co-ordinator’s work to help the country reform its legal education at the policy level includes:
- elaboration of concepts for legal education reform and
- development of standards for the legal education and unified state exams in law schools.
It also supports legal clinics in Ukraine by developing manuals, information materials, providing capacity-building support and integrating legal clinics in the education process and social work.