The BIM contributed Austrian expertise to this Twinning project, which followed 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 aimed 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 supported the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) in implementing the project as Member State lead partner together with the Latvian Ministry of Justice as junior partner. The project consisted of three components:
- Legal framework preparation;
- Strengthening the administrative capacity of the SCU.
The website of the IRZ provides further information on the completion of the project in June 2019 (only in German).