justice

Human rights defender Maksym Butkevych celebrates his third birthday in Russian captivity
Articles - 25 July 2024

Human rights defender Maksym Butkevych celebrates his third birthday in Russian captivity

On July 16, 2024, Ukrainian human rights defender and member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Maksym Butkevych turned 47. He was celebrating his third birthday in a Russian prison because of a trumped-up criminal case in which a court in occupied Luhansk sentenced him to 13 years in prison. The human rights defender was […]

Cutting US support for ICC because of Israel would hurt Ukrainian war victims
Columns - 06 June 2024

Cutting US support for ICC because of Israel would hurt Ukrainian war victims

U.S. legislators should remember the progress they’ve made toward justice for Ukrainian victims. They should let the ICC prosecutor and judges do what they have been elected by 124 countries to do and support them where possible, Nadia Volkova noted

How should Ukraine respond to court decisions issued during the occupation?
Articles - 01 February 2024

How should Ukraine respond to court decisions issued during the occupation?

Judges, prosecutors, and human rights activists shared their vision during the discussion “What should be the state’s approach to court decisions made during the occupation after the liberation of the territories of Ukraine?” organized by the ZMINA Human Rights Center.

How the Ukrainian justice system deals with international crimes
Articles - 28 December 2023

How the Ukrainian justice system deals with international crimes

ZMINA analyzed how Ukraine is currently dealing with Russian crimes and what else needs to be done to ensure real justice

“The first trial against the russian soldier” as an indicator of the state justice system of Ukraine
Articles - 25 May 2022

“The first trial against the russian soldier” as an indicator of the state justice system of Ukraine

The Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) is constantly updating the statistics of documented violations, as well as bringing charges to the Russian military and government authorities in absentia. However, it is the cases of detained prisoners of war (POW) that have the best prospects in the context of bringing the perpetrators to justice at the domesting level.

Lawyers of Nebesna Sotnya told what slows persecution of perpetrators of crimes during Euromaidan
News - 17 February 2017

Lawyers of Nebesna Sotnya told what slows persecution of perpetrators of crimes during Euromaidan

Without political will, legislative changes, cleansing of law enforcement agencies it is impossible to investigate cases of Euromaidan

Water filtration plant blackout due to shelling in Avdiivka
News - 12 January 2017

Water filtration plant blackout due to shelling in Avdiivka

Water will be delivered hourly

Lawyers of killed Euromaidan activists submit new information on Euromaidan crimes to ICC
Articles - 06 October 2016

Lawyers of killed Euromaidan activists submit new information on Euromaidan crimes to ICC

The lawyers of the killed Euromaidan activists have submitted new information on the crimes committed during Euromaidan protests

Poroshenko dismisses two more judges
News - 30 September 2016

Poroshenko dismisses two more judges

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has dismissed judge of the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv Natalya Volokitina and judge of the Bilhorod-Dnistrovsky district court of Odesa Taisiya Matyash for breaking the oath

Trials of political prisoners in Crimea should be covered by foreign journalists – Crimean journalist
News - 26 September 2016

Trials of political prisoners in Crimea should be covered by foreign journalists – Crimean journalist

If the local media are afraid to do this...

Chairman of Court of Appeals of Cherkasy region Volodymyr Babenko submits resignation
News - 22 September 2016

Chairman of Court of Appeals of Cherkasy region Volodymyr Babenko submits resignation

Lawyer Roman Maselko calls on MPs not to vote for his resignation

Ukraine’s Council of Judges opposes renewal of judiciary
News - 21 September 2016

Ukraine’s Council of Judges opposes renewal of judiciary

Termination of powers of a judge after the expiration of a five-year term is not grounds for termination of employment

Activists call on Parliament to appoint competition for 10% of judges
Articles - 05 September 2016

Activists call on Parliament to appoint competition for 10% of judges

The activists have called on the Ukrainian Parliament to reject resolutions on the election of 762 judges for an indefinite term

Bribery Case against Poltava Mayor Closed
News - 15 August 2016

Bribery Case against Poltava Mayor Closed

The Poltava Judge Larisa Golnyk not only refused bribes from the Mayor Mamay, but also documented his efforts to reach an agreement

Pavel Sheremet’s murder is the latest in a long line of violent attacks
Articles - 28 July 2016

Pavel Sheremet’s murder is the latest in a long line of violent attacks

The murder of the journalist Pavel Sheremet is the latest and most egregious example of violence against journalists in Ukraine

Prosecutor’s office appeals against suspended sentence to ATO participant over child rape
News - 11 July 2016

Prosecutor’s office appeals against suspended sentence to ATO participant over child rape

The prosecutor's office notes that the accused did not pleaded guilty to the crime in the course of the pre-trial investigation or the trial

Kyiv region court sentences child rapist to suspended sentence due to participation in ATO
News - 11 July 2016

Kyiv region court sentences child rapist to suspended sentence due to participation in ATO

Judge of the Ivankove District Court in Kyiv region Oleksiy Honcharuk sentenced a man, who raped a minor, to suspended sentence

Relatives of ‘unlawfully sentenced’ Ukrainian citizens to go on hunger strike near Parliament
News - 04 July 2016

Relatives of ‘unlawfully sentenced’ Ukrainian citizens to go on hunger strike near Parliament

Ukrainian Parliament does not want to introduce the mechanism for correcting judicial mistakes, say relatives of convicts