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1 Ukraine signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

21 March 2016 Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations. Ukraine became a fifth signatory state of 2005 Choice of Court Convention. 2005 Choice of Court Convention entered into…

1 National debates over legal regulation of mediation in Ukraine

In cooperation with non-governmental organization “National association of mediators of Ukraine” with the assistance of OSCE and USAID’s Fair Justice Project the Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine responsible for legal policy and justice organized March 21, 2016 a roundtable “Legal foundations of alternative methods of dispute resolution”. The event was assisted by parliament’s members,…

2 Prospects of Reforming of Enforcement Service in Ukraine

According to statistics 95% of the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights and 70% of the judgements of national courts are not enforced in Ukraine that means the State Enforcement Service of Ukraine does not cope with its tasks. Impossibility to enforce a court judgement undermines foundations of justice and emasculates the very…

ОПЗ Reforming privatization procedure rules under “transparency” and “openness” principles

The Law of Ukraine “On amendments to laws of Ukraine concerning improvement of privatization” (the “Law”) that introduces some amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On privatization of state property” of 1992 entered into force March 6, 2016. This Law modernizes privatization procedures, introducing transparent rules of privatization, and invites fair national and foreign investors…

1 ECHR: employers may check out employee’s messages during the working time

January 12, 2016 European Court of Human Rights (the Court) delivered a judgement in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania concerning dismissal of an employee as he was using Yahoo Messenger for personal purposes during working hours. Mr. Bărbulescu, a dismissed employee, alleged that his employer, who had dismissed him after having discovered messages addressed…

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