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Mariya Chaplya

Mariya Chaplya
Mariya is a third-year law student at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. She is a member of ELSA and a frequenter at various lectures on international law and public policy

Judiciary Reform in Ukraine: Promises and Challenges

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The seventh President of the US Andrew Jackson once said that all the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.

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Let the local electoral process in Ukraine begin

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Following the Resolution of Verkhovna Rada “Regarding next elections of deputies of local councils and village, town and city chairmen in 2015“, the local elections campaign in Ukraine started on the 5th of September. This year elections will be held according to a new procedure. The question arises, will these new regulations impact the electoral process?

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Decentralisation in Ukraine: First steps taken

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Having ratified the Association Agreement with the European Union, European Atomic Energy Community and other ally states Ukraine stepped into a new era – era of new challenges leading to radical changes. The incentives to tackle the challenges are numerous: not only Ukraine will benefit itself by reforming outdated governance system, it will also get closer to the EU membership ...

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