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Comprehensive legal mapping of four types of legal cases

We would like to share an important news with you. We present to your attention an analytical report on the results of the research conducted by a team of the Legal Development Network’s experts in eastern Ukraine.

From August 2019 to February 2020, the civic union “Legal Development Network” studied the actual path to justice of people who establish the legal facts of birth or death in non-government controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, seek to get compensation for their houses destroyed as a result of the armed conflict, or those who are the survivors of domestic violence or confirming duration of their employment. The purpose of the study is to find out how the actual path to justice differs from the one determined by the legislation and suggest possible solutions to the problems identified.

The study was conducted by the Legal Development Network within the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP) with the financial support of the governments of Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland and with the expert support from judges, representatives of the free legal aid system, the National Police, probation service, state executive service, civil states registry offices, representatives of public sector and lawyers from Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv oblasts and Kyiv.

Research group and co-authors:
Project manager – Andriy Misyats; research coordinators – Serhiy Koshel, Ulyana Kovalchuk; sociologists – Oleksandr Shcherbatyuk, Maryna Shpiker, Maryna Khudyk; lawyers – Oleg Yatsenko, Roman Pustovoitov, Denis Shahbazyan, Denis Fomenko; report ordering – Yevhen Poltenko.

Research direction, its overall supervision, editorial suggestions and substantive contributions were made by Ivan Honcharuk, Rule of Law and Access to Justice Specialist, United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme.

PATH TO JUSTICE IN EASTERN UKRAINE: LAW AND REALITY” the summary of the study “Comprehensive legal mapping of four types of legal cases”

The opinions, comments, conclusions or recommendations set out in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the UN and the governments of Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

The United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme is being implemented by four United Nations agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Twelve international partners support the Programme: the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland & the UK.

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