A report about situation with freedom of assembly and police activity in Post-Soviet states prepared by Expert group presented in Warsaw

Presentation of the report “Freedom of peaceful assembly in the post-soviet states: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine 2016-2017” was held at side-event in work of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw on September, 12.

This publication is the result of the common work experts from different countries – Paul and Alexandr Postika (Moldova), Alex Kozlov (Russia), Dzmitry Charnych (Belarus) and our expert Serhii Bahlai (Ukraine).

The materials present the main tendencies of the reactions of the authorities and law enforcement agencies to the protests in these countries. The protest activity in recent years has increased in each of them. If Russia and Belarus are gradually curtailing the freedom of peaceful gatherings, and protest activity of citizens is met with considerable resistance from the authorities, the situation in Moldova and Ukraine is slightly different. However, it is too early to speak about the proper conditions for freedom of peaceful assembly: the countries are far from stable democracy, and the situation remains shaky. Continue reading “A report about situation with freedom of assembly and police activity in Post-Soviet states prepared by Expert group presented in Warsaw”

Expert group took part in the IV meeting of the Parliament-Civil Society Platform, which dedicated to the improvement detectives to police

May, 15 – The Fourth meeting of the Parliament-Civil Society Platform — a joint initiative of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) and OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine (OSCE PCU) — brought together 180 senior law enforcement officials, parliamentarians, experts and civil society activists in Kyiv to elaborate concrete steps aimed at boosting the effectiveness of criminal investigations in Ukraine and improving coordination within and between law enforcement agencies.

The event was dedicated to the improvement detectives to the National Police, problems with adoption criminal misdemeanors and questions of suspension and closure of criminal proceedings.

Representatives of our group Borys Malyshev, Eugene Krapyvin, Mykhailo Kameniev, Serhii Bahlai, Maryna Tsapok, Vadym Pyvovarov took part in the meeting.
Borys have moderated expert discussion on “How to optimize the workload on investigators: inquiry investigation and simplified procedure”.
Eugene spoke on the discussion on the “Problems with suspension and termination of cases”. Continue reading “Expert group took part in the IV meeting of the Parliament-Civil Society Platform, which dedicated to the improvement detectives to police”

A new issue about Law-Enforcement reform in Ukraine was presented

Expert Group introduces periodical issue about the process of Law-Enforcement reform in Ukraine, first of all of police, prosecution authorities, State Bureau of Investigation and criminal justice legislation. It is published with the aim to better inform the society, expert community and international institutions on the state of reforming mentioned authorities and spheres of their activity. Digest will be issued every two months.

 

The first issue of digest contains a brief overview of reforms in recent years and a more detailed summary of the March – May 2017. Today we presented digest to the target audience – representatives of international institutions, including EUAM Ukraine, Центр польських правових наук, Pact and others.

This issue will be distributed among international institutions, Ukrainian NGOs, parliamentarians and others, who interested in information about reforms in Ukraine.

You can view or download digest here:
UA: https://goo.gl/4T97ib
EN: https://goo.gl/L6hOYS

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Annual report on situation with human rights violations committed by police officers in 2016 together with recommendations was presented by experts

Round table “Human rights in the activity of the Ukrainian police – 2016: taking stock and the way forward” was held on March 10 at the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. During the round table the annual report was presented and the most actual issues raised in the report were discussed.

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Human Rights in the activity of the Ukrainian police – 2016” – annual report in situation with human rights violations committed by police officers, which was firstly issued in 2008. It contains not only critics, but also a number of recommendations for improving the situation with human rights.

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A group of national deputies presented draft laws on identification of police officers and soldiers of the National Guard, which were developed together with experts of the group

January 24, 2017 (UA)

On January 20, a group of national deputies presented draft laws on amendments to Laws of Ukraine “On National Police” and “On National Guard” regarding identification of police officers and soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine during policing and public security number 5700 and 5701, which were developed with the involvement of the group experts.

Legal regulation of police insignia, that includes a number of a special badge (part 3 article 20 of the Law of Ukraine “On National Police”), faced a problem – figures on badges are too small to read them in a day light and are absolutely unreadable at night. At the same time, in practice, many police officers keep their badges in pockets during the day, what was confirmed by the last “Police under control” monitoring campaign, conducted by the Association UMDPL. Thus badges don’t fulfill its identification function.

Soldiers of the National Guard, who are involved in the public security on peaceful assemblies, don’t have any identification signs at all. Continue reading “A group of national deputies presented draft laws on identification of police officers and soldiers of the National Guard, which were developed together with experts of the group”