FOUR TASKS FOR THE GOVERNMENT. HOW CAN THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE BE REFORMED NOW

15.10.2019

Today, the new government is dealing with the issue of ensuring a step-by-step strategy for reforming the entrusted sphere of life of the statet. Each of us is dealing with state bodies subordinate to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, so changes must take place in this area. In particular, this entails state registration, notarial system, execution of the judgement, the penitentiary system and the protection of human rights.

Thus, in the sphere of state registration, it is necessary to eradicate all possible sources of abuse by ensuring maximum convenience and transparency for the citizen.

As for the sphere of notaryship, now it is necessary to build a system with balanced functioning both from the normative and practical perspectives.

Another element that deserves attention is the state's obligations in the field of human rights protection and the current condition of the penitentiary system.

The abovementioned and some other aspects of the activity of the subject ministry, which have the maximum impact on the protection of human and civil rights, taking into account the current challenges facing the state and civil society, as well as the projected challenges that may arise in the coming years, require immediate careful development and implementation of the National action plan for the protection of human and civil rights for 2020-2025, which will provide a systemic vision of the problems and help to determine effective ways to resolve them as soon as possible.

Andriy Pomazanov, the UIF expert on the reform of the law-enforcement authorities, judicial bodies and judicial branch

First published: NV