PROGRESS OF JUSTICE

Progress of justice

Justice is one of the most important sectors for a democratic state. This is the system that must guarantee everyone―both businesses and citizens ― that their right to justice is respected and will not be ignored.

But justice is not limited to the legal system. The rule of law, as well as the protection and respect of human rights, cannot be reached without the active involvement of society and its legal awareness.

The development of the justice system is tightly interconnected with legislation development, which should meet the needs of the society and apply the best international legal standards in national legislation. This is the development of professional communities and each of their members. These are efforts aimed at strengthening public confidence in the courts and law enforcement agencies, as well as improving the legal culture of society.

The most important thing is trust in the judiciary, which is the center of the legal system, the place where all disputes and conflicts come to an end. This forum aims to discuss what the Ukrainian judicial system should look like and what needs to be done for its effective development.

Forum objectives:

Reforming the judiciary is a challenging task that is unlikely to be accomplished alone. But Ukraine has friends who are ready to help. The representatives of the diplomatic corps from G7 countries and international experts are among participants who will contribute to the discussion of the future of the Ukrainian judicial system.

During the forum, the representatives of Ukrainian authorities ― the Office of the President, the government, Members of the Parliament ― will get together with the representatives of the international community, and relevant experts to discuss the role and mission of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts, as well as the draft of the new Criminal Code and prospects for transforming the Civil Code of Ukraine.

Schedule

MARCH 1
MARCH 2
MARCH 3

10.00
Volodymyr Zelensky

President of Ukraine

10.10 – 11.00
Matti Maasikas

Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine

10.20 – 11.00

Legal Reform Commission

Serhiy Ionushas

Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Reform Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Enforcement Committee

Olha Stefanishyna

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine

Andriy Kostin

Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Enforcement Committee

Mykhaylo Buromensky

JD, Deputy Chairman of the Legal Reform Commission, Head of Ukrainian delegation to GRECO

І SESSION
11.20 – 12.15

udicial System Development

Andriy Kostin

Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Enforcement Committee

Serhiy Ionushas

Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Reform Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Law Enforcement Committee

Andriy Smirnov

Deputy Head of the Presidential Office

Valentyna Danishevska

Head of the Supreme Court

Dovydas Vitkauskas

Team Leader of the EU-funded Project Pravo-Justice

Andriy Ovsiyenko

Сhairman of the High Council of Justice

Bohdan Monich

Head of the Council of Judges

Svitlana Shelest

Member of the High Council of Justice

ІІ SESSION
13.15 – 14.15

Constitutional Justice Development

Oleksandr Vodiannikov

National Legal Adviser of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine

Olha Sovhyrya

MP, Deputy Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Law Enforcement Committee

Fedir Venislavsky

MP, member of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence

Oleksandr Kopylenko

Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

10.15
Ruslan Stefanchuk

First Deputy Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada

І SESSION
10.25 – 11.55

Recoding of the Civil Code of Ukraine

Nataliya Kuznetsova

JD, professor, Member of Presidential Council on Judicial Reform

Anatoliy Dovhert

JD, professor, Institute of International Relations of the National Taras Shevchenko University, corresponding member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, coordinator of the working group

Roman Maydanyk

JD, professor, member of the working group on recoding of the Civil Code of Ukraine

Olena Kokhanovska

JD, professor, member of the working group on recoding of the Civil Code of Ukraine

Oleksiy Kot

JD, professor, Deputy Team Leader of the working group on recoding of the Civil Code of Ukraine

Mykhaylo Buromensry

JD, Deputy Chairman of the Legal Reform Commission, Head of Ukrainian delegation to GRECO

ІІ SESSION
12:20 – 13:40

New Criminal Code's Draft

Mykhaylo Buromensky

JD, Deputy Chairman of the Legal Reform Commission, Head of Ukrainian delegation to GRECO

Mykola Khavroniuk

Member of Presidential Council on Legal Reform, Deputy Head of the working group on criminal law development

Oleksiy Horokh

Member of Presidential Council on Legal Reform, member of the working group on criminal law development

Oleksandr Drozdov

JD, associate professor, Member of the Legal Reform Council, Deputy Head of the working group on criminal law development, Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine

Andriy Orlean

JD, associate professor, expert of the "Human Rights and Justice" Program

ONLINE
13:15
Volodymyr Zelensky

President of Ukraine

Charles Michel

President of the European Council

10.00 – 10.10
Serhiy Ionushas

Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Reform Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Enforcement Committee

10.10 – 10.20
Volodymyr Vatras

MP, Chairman of the subcommittee on the organization and activities of the advocacy, legal aid authorities of the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Policy

11.00 – 11.10
Gianni Buquicchio

President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

І SESSION
11.10 – 12.40

Basic principles of Legal Defense Development

Moderator: Oleksandr Drozdov

JD, associate professor, Member of the Legal Reform Council, Deputy Head of the working group on criminal law development, Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine

Lidiya Izovitova

Head of the Ukrainian National Bar Association, Head of the Bar Council of Ukraine, Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine

Valeria Kolomiets

Deputy Justice Minister on European Integration

Mykhaylo Illyashev

Managing partner, "Ilyashev & Partners", Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine

Yevhen Solodko

Managing partner of the Solodko&Partners, attorney

11.30

Signing Agreement between Ukravtodor and Ukrzalyznytsya on completion of Darnitsa bridge construction

Oleksandr Kubrakov

Head of Ukravtodor, the State Road Agency of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zhmak

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrzaliznytsya, the State Railways Company

Pavlo Pshinko

CEO at «Dniprodiprotrans Institute»

Press-conference of the Memorandum signing participators
ІІ SESSION
13.00 – 14.00

Case Studies: Legal Success Stories of Ukraine at global scene

Moderator: Roman Marchenko

Senior partner at "Ilyashev & Partners", Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine

Ivan Lishchyna

Deputy Justice Minister, Government Agent before the European Court of Human Rights

Lana Zerkal

Advisor to the Chairman of Naftogaz executive board

Dag Mjaaland

Partner at Wikborg Rein's

Aadne M. Haga

Is a Partner at Wikborg Rein's

Iryna Mudra

Chief Compliance Officer, Oschadbank

Marian Martyniuk

Senior Partner in MORIS GROUP, Head of the Appeal Committee of the Ukrainian Football Association