EU Assisting New Supreme Court to Adopt Best European Standards
October 13, 2017.
On 13 October 2017 the opening ceremony of the new EU-funded Twinning Project was held. Within the framework of the project German and Latvian partners will share their experience with the Ukrainian Supreme Court.
"This is a very significant moment for the judicial system of Ukraine since the new Supreme Court will set standards for the lower instance courts. Indeed, this is the right moment for the European experts to come to Ukraine and share their experience with the newly created Supreme Court. Therefore, we encourage the Ukrainian authorities to use this Twinning project as an important tool to help the new Supreme Court to perform well and to become a respected judicial body", said Mr Thomas Frellesen, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.
Twinning Project is aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court through forming a unified case law for administration of justice, proper application of existing legislation and avoiding miscarriage of justice, as well as ensuring the principles of access to justice and the rule of law in Ukraine. The project will be implemented over 24 months by the German and Latvian institutions - the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia. The Supreme Court of Ukraine is the main beneficiary of this project.
The President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Mr. Yaroslav Romaniuk; Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine Mr. Thomas Frellesen; Minister of Justice of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Dzintars Rasnaсs; Project Leader, Vice-president of the Higher Regional Court Cologne of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr. Christian Schmitz-Justen; Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Dr. Ernst Reichel; Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Mr. Juris Poikans; Resident Twinning Adviser of the Project, judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia Dr. Jautrite Briede visited the event.