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Judiciary Reforms Take a Major Step Forward in Ukraine

Atlantic Council

While Ukraine’s eastern front falls quiet, a different campaign rages in the conference rooms of Kyiv. The administration of President Petro Poroshenko is overhauling the Ukrainian state, amending everything from the constitution to the tax code. The most important reform may be the creation of an independent judiciary. As Anders Åslund pointed out this summer, there is a “nearly unanimous popular viewpoint” in Ukraine that the country’s 10,279 judges and 20,367 prosecutors are “all corrupt.” The Democratic Initiatives Fund, a nonprofit Ukrainian think tank, found in a public poll last December that more than 80 percent of respondents did not …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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