International Development Law Organization

Supporting Criminal Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine Phase IV

14 Feb 2020

Despite reform efforts undertaken by the Government of Ukraine after the Maidan Revolution in 2014, Ukrainian citizens continue to regard criminal justice stakeholders with deep distrust. In 2019, the presidential and snap parliamentary elections resulted in a shift of the political environment, creating an opportunity to meaningfully advance anti-corruption reforms. Although the transformation of the Prosecutor General’s Office into the re-named Office of the Prosecutor General marked an important step, there is still a need to improve efficiency, increase integrity and strengthen public trust in Ukraine’s prosecution service.

Funded by the United States Department of State, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to strengthen the professional capacity and integrity of Ukraine’s institutions to combat corruption and deliver justice. Building on previous efforts, the project will improve the institutional capacities of the prosecution service by assisting prosecutors to carry out attestations and external recruitments through the development of a modern training center. IDLO will also directly contribute to the reform process of the Prosecutor General’s Office by assisting in the drafting of respective by-laws and regulations, relying on relevant national legislation and international best practices. Finally, the project will work to implement a well-balanced public communication strategy to improve public trust in the prosecution service.

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