Since summer 2017 the BIM has been contributing Austrian expertise to this Twinning project, which follows the overall objective of strengthening the independence and efficiency of the judicial branch of power in Ukraine through the introduction of the European standards of jurisprudence. Related to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement that came into full force in September 2017, the project aims at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court of the Ukraine (SCU) by forming a uniform judicial practice when administering justice, correctly applying the legislation in force and avoiding miscarriages of justice, as well as ensuring the implementation of the access to justice and the rule of law principles in Ukraine.
In this endeavour of accompanying important measures in justice sector reform in Ukraine, the BIM supports the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) in implementing the project as Member State lead partner. The project consists of three components:
- 1) Legal framework preparation
- 2) Training
- 3) Strengthening the administrative capacity of the SCU
The IRZ also has the support of the Latvian Ministry of Justice as a Member State junior partner.