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  • 16 Jun 2011 7:19 PM | Deleted user
    A federal judge has ordered an Oregon company to pay $60 million to a Ukrainian government entity in a civil-racketeering lawsuit that has revealed a web of companies allegedly tied to fraudulent schemes in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan. Read More
  • 02 Jun 2011 6:02 PM | Deleted user

    The Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Report on Legal Monitoring in Ukraine
    This report describes and assesses the facts and the legal situation around the investigation and detention of former Minister of Interior Yurij Lutsenko and former Deputy Minister of Justice Yevhen Korniychuk.Read Report

  • 02 Jun 2011 5:46 PM | Deleted user

    In October it was reprted that the Yanukovych government of Ukraine instituted litigation in the United States and in England claiming that during the tenure of Julia Tymoshenko as Prime Minister, Ukraine was defrauded of nearly 1/2 billion dollars in the purchase of vaccines. The Defendant Olden Group failed to file a timely response and a default judgement was entered. In February,2011,  the Defendant moved to vacate the default judgement but the Court refused to do so in May of 2011.  Read the Court"s opinion

    In a news interview, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and leader of the Batkivschyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko has said that Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov must bear responsibility for the purchase of vaccine by the Health Ministry in 2009, . .Read more

  • 02 Jun 2011 5:08 PM | Deleted user

    The May 12th sentencing of John Demjanjuk couldn’t have come at a better time. Just as Russia and Ukraine are experiencing a rehabilitation of Stalin and Stalinism, the Munich District Court’s verdict unintentionally revealed just how morally demanding and politically disruptive the prosecution of real and alleged evildoers can be. Prof A. Motyl Read More 

  • 01 Jun 2011 9:50 PM | Deleted user
    Ukrainian Justice Minister Oleksandr Lavrynovych has said that the introduction of the institution of jury trials in Ukraine would be problematic at present. "It's not the right time for this for our society, as this is a court of not so much the law, as emotions," the justice minister said in an interview with the Publichnye Liudi (Public Persons) magazine issued on June 1, the department's press service reported. Read More in the Kyiv Post
  • 01 Jun 2011 9:43 PM | Deleted user
    With the adoption of its Constitution in 1996, Ukraine has attempted to make a transition in terms of the guarantees of individual rights, and its entire legal process, to a democratic system based on the rule of law. As the systems of other democracies demonstrate, however, there is no one particular way to protect and enforce rights required for a democracy. Further, Ukraine’s Constitution does not clearly delineate the method of guaranteeing certain rights and procedures, as many are dependent upon future statutes to outline the details. In so doing, the Constitution has left several key issues open for debate, as these statutes are drafted. One such issue is the role of the jury in Ukraine. The Constitution has guaranteed a right to trial by jury, but the procedures for a jury have not been defined by the Constitution or the Law on the Judiciary of 2001. The recent Law on the Judiciary of 2010 is silent on the topic. This has led to an erosion of the Constitution’s guarantee.  Read More in the Kyiv Post: .
  • 01 Jun 2011 9:37 PM | Deleted user

    Sustainable energy use has a significant place in Ukraine's energy policy. The Energy Strategy to 2030 and the Economic Reform Programme for 2010 to 2014 both identify switching to alternative energy sources and achieving greater energy efficiency as key priorities.  The first incentives for implementing energy efficiency measures were introduced in 2008 by amendments to the Law on Energy Efficiency and the Law on the Unified Customs Tariff, which granted a number of tax privileges to companies involved in the development and use of energy-efficient technology and alternative energy sources. The recently adopted Tax Code provides significant incentives for companies and transactions in these areas.Read. More Asters Law Firm, Kyiv

  • 01 Jun 2011 9:31 PM | Deleted user

    On 17 June 2011 a number of amendments to the Law on Banks and Banking Activities will enter into force. The amendments, which were passed by the Parliament on 15 February 2011, change the rules of disclosure surrounding bank secrecy, including the disclosure of clients' personal data to third parties. The new rules establish the right of Ukrainian banks to provide such confidential information to parties that provide services to banks in relation to banking activities without the clients' prior consent.Read More Asters Law Firm, Kyiv 

  • 23 May 2011 11:05 PM | Deleted user
    Ukraine is to join the unified system of the registration of wills and inheritance contracts, the press service of the Justice Ministry of Ukraine has reported. This system is used by the countries that are signatories of the Convention on the Establishment of a Scheme of Registration of Wills. Kyiv Post Read more: 
  • 05 May 2011 1:36 PM | Deleted user
    Student  loans for law school graduates often resemble mortgages in their size. Contrary to the image of young law graduates donning pin stripes and easing into a life of high-powered success, some young lawyers take jobs that would make a teacher balk. Public defenders are among these. According to the National Law Journal, average salary for entry-level public defenders was $45,700 in 2009. Salaries differ by region and according to experience.
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