Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Commissioner for European Court of Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna and Head of the Office of the Council of Europe for Ukraine Mr. Morten Enberg signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the Council of Europe project "Supporting Ukraine in the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights".
The Memorandum is aimed to coordinate directions for cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Council of Europe in improving the implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The parties will focus on the improvement of its national system of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights that involve violations of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, where the root cause is a dysfunction within the judiciary.
"The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is the evidence of the support by the Council of Europe of one of the essential priorities of the Ministry of Justice - the improving the national mechanisms for execution of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights. The work of the new Council of Europe project will also be aimed at improving the system of execution of judgements by national courts. Cooperation with our international partners is always an effective bilateral dialogue, and, consequently, the launch of a new project of the Council of Europe testifies a joint considerable preliminary work on the implementation of this initiative has been made", said Yulia Zaichenko, Director General of Strategic Planning and European Integration Directorate.
"The Council of Europe considers this project as a coherent continuation of the previous cooperation in reforming the judicial system of Ukraine in 2014-2017. The Council of Europe welcomes the ongoing judicial reform, and believes that this reform is bringing the Ukrainian justice system closer to the standards and recommendations of the Council of Europe. The role of the Ministry of Justice in these processes cannot be overestimated", said Morten Enberg, Head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Ukraine.