Council of Europe Project «Support to Reform the Criminal Justice System in Ukraine»

       March 12, 2013 the official opening of the Council of Europe project «Support to the reform of the criminal justice system in Ukraine» was held. The meeting was attended by international experts of the Council of Europe: Lauren Bachmayer Winter (Spain), James Hamilton (Ireland), Michael Lingbo (Denmark), Jeremy McBride (UK) and Eric Svanidze (Georgia).

     They provided legal expertise in the development of the new Law of Ukraine «On Prosecutor's Office», Law of Ukraine «On the State Bureau of Investigation», and contributed to the further implementation and enforcement of the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine – for the harmonizing of the legal acts and regulations with the provisions of the Code, by making recommendations and monitoring of application of the new legislation in line with European standards.

      The discussion on further reforming the criminal justice system in Ukraine was attended by representatives of major Ukrainian media and editors of the journal «Law of Ukraine».