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Pavlo Petrenko The Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Pavlo Petrenko
The Minister of Justice of Ukraine

JUDICIAL AND ANTI-CORRUPTION REFORMS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED WITH THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OF SWEDEN DELEGATION

03.06.2015

“Ukrainian society is looking forward to the establishment of an independent and fair court, the implementation of European values and protection of human rights standards. That is why judicial reform is one of the top priority tasks for us. Certain steps have already been made and will they will continue. The anti-corruption reform, stated in the Coalition Agreement, is another priority reform. And now we are implementing a large scale reform in the registration system, which has been by now the most corrupted area”, - stated Natalya Sevostyanova, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine during the meeting with Ann Linde, State Secretary to Minister for Home Affairs of the Ministry of Justice of Sweden.

Natalya Sevostyanova informed the Swedish delegation that a Law has been passed “On ensuring the right to a fair trial” in the judicial reform sector, as well as the Strategy for reforming the judiciary and related legal institutions for 2015-2020 has been approved, and additionally a draft law “On amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding inviolability of deputies and judges)” is under consideration in the Parliament.

As for the reform of internal affairs, which also caught interest of the Swedish Ministry of Justice, it has been noted that Ukraine begins reforming bodies of internal affairs, within the framework of which the Strategy for development of internal affairs and the Concept of priority measures for reforming the Ministry of Internal Affairs system have been approved.

“We are interested in International institutions supporting our reforms. One of the important components of their implementation is increasing salaries for civil servants, which will allow radical transformation of the public services system to civilized standards. Apart from that, positive transformations in registration, enforcement of judgment, bankruptcy, and other sectors will improve Ukraine’s position in Doing Business rankings, attracting new investments. And this means – new working places, income increase for Ukrainian citizens – these are the things our people need”, - emphasized Gia Getsadze, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.

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