About Open Court Project

Будучи об’єднаними спільним баченням до забезпечення подальшого розвитку держави в частині утвердження верховенства права, ми заснували неурядову громадську організацію, діяльність якої спрямована на посилення впливу громадянського суспільства та професійних спільнот на процеси державного управління. 

Відстоюючи та пропагуючи засади прозорості, підзвітності, відповідальності та професійності у діяльності органів законодавчої, виконавчої та судової гілок влади, ми планомірно впроваджуємо інноваційні ініціативи у сфері правосуддя та правової освіти. Такі ініціативи є нагальними, високо відзначені як суспільством, так і державою. Ініціативи організації отримали підтримку репутабельних партнерів, наразі охоплюють аудиторію всіх правників України та їх об’єднань [суддів, адвокатів, прокурорів], десятків вищих навчальних закладів, сотень тисяч студентів - правників, сотень волонтерів у всіх частинах країни, а також 200 000 прихильників проектів організації у соціальних мережах.

Ми щиро сподіваємося на те, що Ви будете приємно вражені результатами нашої діяльності. За останні роки, ми були організаторами/співорганізаторами понад 100 міжнародних та національних подій високого рівня, за участю президентів України, вищих посадових осіб, дипломатів, послів, уряду та міністрів відповідного напряму, народних депутатів, керівництва судової гілки влади, професійних та громадських організацій. Результати нашої діяльності постійно висвітлюються у національних та іноземних ЗМІ, у тисячах статей та телевізійних ефірах. Ми здобули високу ділову репутацію серед усіх зацікавлених суб’єктів і, безумовно, пишаємося тим, що суспільство та держава зазвичай іменують нашу організацією такою, що змінює Україну. Запрошуємо Вас відвідати наш офіційний Веб Сайт та Facebook Сторінку щоб дізнатися більше про наші цілі, керівні принципи, історію успіхів та стати частиною процесу, який змінює життя мільйонів.

Станом на 2019 рік, нами здійснено відеофіксацію понад 7000 справ, які розглядалися у сотнях судів різних рівнів у всіх областях України. Відеозаписи належно зберігаються та упорядковуються за типом судочинства і справи, предметом спору, оприлюднюються у вільному доступі в мережі Інтернет. 

Заходи міжнародного рівня

  • Проект у співпраці з Верховним Судом України організував та провів 1-й Міжнародний Форум Правосуддя [200 поважних гостей, 70 спікерів]
  • Проект організував та провів Міжнародний Круглий Стіл з приводу відсічі збройної агресії Російської Федерації [100 поважних гостей, 50 спікерів]
  • Проект на постійній основі презентує результати діяльності в ході різних міжнародних заходів [Black Sea Economic Forum, UABA тощо]
  • Проект у партнерстві з Columbia University, Northwestern University, University of California, Berkeley and Sociology Group проводить дослідження з приводу оцінки ефекту відеофіксації судових засідань у кримінальних провадженнях [в ході застосування судами запобіжних заходів [2018-2019]
  Заходи національного рівня

Заходи регіонального рівня

  • Проект є організатором/співорганізатором 62 регіональних семінарів на тему стандартів правосуддя та застосування законодавства, 21 тренінгу для суддів, адвокатів, прокурорів у партнерстві з судовою владою, Проектом ЄС «Підтримка реформ у сфері юстиції в Україні», Національною асоціацією адвокатів, Асоціацією адвокатів України, Асоціацією правників України

Співпраця з університетеми юридичного спрямування

Лекторіум та Практикум 

  • «Лекторіум» проводиться нами щосуботи впродовж усього дня [11:00 - 17:00] у офісі Проекту «Відкритий Суд». Судді Великої Палати Верховного Суду, апеляційних та місцевих судів, відомі адвокати та працівники органів прокуратури безкоштовно проводять 45-хвилинні лекції на тему застосування норм права і правосуддя, - для інших представників юридичної професії та студентів - правників. Формат Лекторіуму є новітнім та передбачає відкриту дискусію, сперечання, відстоювання позиції та захист лектором власної позиції. З іншого боку, «Практикум» проводиться у офісі Проекту «Відкритий Суд» на регулярній основі і триває кілька годин [10:00 - 12:00]. Практикум передбачає безкоштовне практичне навчання суддями, адвокатами та прокурорами кращих студентів-правників, відібраних для проходження стажування у межах Школи Права Проекту «Відкритий Суд». Усі лекції піддаються професійному відео- та фотозапису, відеозаписи завантажуються в інтернет, на сайти та соцмережі. Важливі посилання // Лекторіум // Практикум // Лекторіум 01.06.2019. Фото // Лекторіум 01.06.2019 // Лекторіум 25.05.2019. Фото // Лекторіум 25.05.2019 // Лекторіум 20.04.2019. Фото // Лекторіум 20.04.2019 // Лекторіум: відеозаписи

Програма стажування «Школа Права» 

  • Сотні талановитих студентів - правників, які навчаються в університетах України, на постійній основі запрошуються до проходження Програми стажування «Школа Права», яка втілюється на організаційно - технічній базі юридичної фірми Lions Litigate та Проекту «Відкритий Суд». Впродовж 3 місячного стажування, студенти вивчають процесуальне право, правила професійної етики суддів, прокурорів, адвокатів, відвідують щонайменше 100 судових засідань у цивільних, господарських, адміністративних та кримінальних справах, у справах про адміністративні правопорушення, навчаються здійсненню правового аналізу відеозаписів судових засідань, вивчають практику застосування судами норм матеріального та процесуального права, відвідують лекції [Лекторіум] та семінари [Практикум]. У підсумку, студенти отримують Кваліфікаційний Сертифікат з постатейною оцінкою отриманих знань. Приймаючи до уваги визнання серед юридичної спільноти, Кваліфікаційний Сертифікат забезпечує широкі можливості для подальшого працевлаштування та продовження професійного зростання. Програма стажування є безкоштовною.   

«Віртуальний Суд»: інноваційна модель юридичної освіти

Комітет Етики Правосуддя [КЕП] 

  • Маючи належний досвід та знання, високий рівень довіри до наших ініціатив, ми заснували особливий Проект під назвою «Комітет Етики Правосуддя», що спрямований на впровадження високих стандартів правосуддя та промоцію дотримання суддями, адвокатами, прокурорами правил професійної етики. КЕП концентрує свою діяльність на оцінці дотримання в ході судового розгляду норм процесуального законодавства та правил професійної етики та організаційно складається з 4 підкомітетів: судової, адвокатської, прокурорської етики, та етики працівників апарату суду, запрошеними членами яких є винятково репутабельні правники. КЕП вивчає відеозаписи судових засідань та відеозаписи окремих процесуальних дій суддів, адвокатів, прокурорів, виявляє процесуальні зловживання, проводить незалежне професійне оцінювання кожного випадку, готує незалежні висновоки та інформує суспільство і дисциплінарні органи про отримані результати. За наявності підстав, КЕП готує та подає мотивовані скарги відносно суддів, працівників апарату суду, адвокатів та прокурорів з долученням відео файлів на підтвердження обставин, а також мотивованих висновків. Надалі КЕП ініціює дисциплінарне провадження відносно правників та контролює його відповідність вимогам закону. Дізнатися більше про КЕП можливо шляхом переходу за посиланням на офіційний Веб Сайт та Facebook Сторінку. Увага: КЕП перебуває у режимі очікування [накопичення відеоматеріалу та уніфікація типових та повторюваних порушень з боку суддів, адвокатів, прокурорів]  

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Link 1. About the Open Court Project (OCP)

http://open-court.org/upload/iblock/74c/74c6e3a55029f6d5fd026e204da3f3cc.pdf

Link 2. Virtual Reality in Courts

http://en.open-court.org/importants/13674/ 

Link 3. Virtual Court: Innovations in Legal Education​ ​

http://open-court.org/upload/iblock/d49/d492eb9b3fedaadd7e55f0eb09a6688c.pdf

Link 4. Virtual Court: How It Works

http://en.open-court.org/video/recommended/14170/



  • International Award
  • Century International Quality ERA CQE under the guidance of Business Initiative Directions

Gold Category. Voting results included polling of businessmen, journalists, legal professionals, and scientists from all over the world. 

Before, this Award was given to giant companies of world Top 500 rating: ArcelorMittal (world’s largest metallurgical group controlling 10% of world steel market), Sheraton Harare Hotel & Towers, WalMart (5th line with capitalization of $246.4 bln.), Kaspersky, Hong Yuen Electronics Ltd. (Hong Kong), company owned by China Aerospace International Holdings Limited (CASIL), Guangdong Foodstuffs Import & Export (Group) Corp, – producer and distributor of Coca-Cola products in China, Azerbaijan State Oil Company Socar, British-American Tobacco and Navoi, mining and metallurgical plant (gold deposits).  Also, before the award was given to Princess Shahnaz Husain from India (CEO of Shahnaz Herbals, trademark priced at over $100 mln), Ali H. Odeh, CEO of Eastern Branch of Turner Construction International LLC which ran construction of the biggest building in the world (810 meters with Giorgio Armani hotel), Sergii Dubinin, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of RAO of Russia (60% of Russian electricity), P. C. Rao, CEO of Indian Oil Corporation (19th position in the world), and generally to leaders from 166 countries since 1964. 

  • Recognition in Ukraine
  • Pro Bono Awards 2015

Open Court Project has been named among TOP 5 national projects changing Ukraine and won Pro Bono Awards 2015 as "Viewer's Choice Award". 

Among other participants: Microsoft, Samsung. Shell, Arzinger Company, CMS Cameron McKenna LLC (CMS), PepsiCo in Ukraine, Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine, P&G, Platinum Bank, Unilever, Watsons, Kyivstar, Vodafone Ukraine, PJSC Concern Galnaftogaz, 1+1, JTI, BAT Ukraine, PLASKE, British American Tobacco Ukraine, PJSC Prykarpattyaoblenergo, CRH Ukraine, Asters, Vasil Kisil and Partners, DTEK, SE NNEGC Energoatom, ESTA Holding Company, Metinvest, Astra Zeneca, Marchenko Danevych, Monsanto Company, Nova Poshta Company, New Products Group of Companies, Syngenta, System Capital Management (SCM), UkrSibbank, Foxtrot Home Appliances ТМ. 

The competition committee included the experts of the center of CSR Development, “Legal Newspaper”, and international experts as follows: Elaine Cohen, Beyond Business company (Israel); Marina Stefanova, CSR expert, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network (Bulgaria); Ales Kranjc Kuslan, Ekvilib Institute (Slovenia); Christiana Palyatsia, CSR Company (Cyprus), Thomas Serkovich, Director of International Affairs Foretica (Spain); Marianne Bohle, Executive Director of CSR Sweden (Sweden); Agnes Alksne, Executive Director of CSR Latvia (Latvia); Serdar Dinler, President of CSR Turkey (Turkey).

  • Personal Awards

Founder and CEO was named the best young lawyer and public figure of Ukraine in 2015 - 2016 (Ministry of Justice); awarded by legal professionals among TOP 5 leaders of the legal profession in  Ukraine, along with Deputy Attorney General of Ukraine, Deputy Head of Parliament, Deputy Head of Minister of Internal Affairs. The Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine issued an official order No 1112 dated 14.12.2015 «On the expression of gratitude to the Head of Open Court Project for the support of the establishment of standards of justice in Ukraine». Director of V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has delegated Stanislav Batryn as a member of a working group of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine created with the objective of modernization of legal regulation of the business environment in Ukraine.

 

Ukraine is the world`s only country which just after the Revolution of 2014 [also known as the Euromaidan Revolution or Revolution of Dignity] adopted a unique legislation allowing videotaping of court sessions without obtaining the specific permission/order of the judge. Starting from 2015 on the Open Court Project has been launched within NGO Open Ukraine, whose hallmark is videotaping of court proceedings in civil, commercial, administrative cases, court proceedings in criminal and administrative offences.

By now, we have routinely videotaped over 7000 of cases in hundreds of courts at different levels, located in all regions of Ukraine. All videos of court proceedings are properly stored, arranged by the type of proceeding, case and the subject matter, published for public and can be found in the public domain on the Internet for free. The OCP has been consistently recognised by the society and top - officials as effective and innovative, as one of most important projects aimed at reforming the judiciary and establishment of the rule of law in Ukraine [please find more detailed information on the Open Court Project on the official Web Site and Facebook Page].

The long - term goal of the OCP is the establishment of a credible judiciary, strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine.

In achieving this ultimate goal, the OCP focuses on the following objectives:

I. Objective 1: to ensure transparency of the judiciary, openness of court proceedings

  • videotaping of court proceedings in criminal and administrative offences, civil, commercial, administrative cases
  • videotaping of court proceedings in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • videotaping of court proceedings in courts located in all regions [oblast] of Ukraine
  • videotaping of court proceedings in high - profile cases [at national and regional level]
  • videotaping of court proceedings in cases against minorities or particular groups, human rights activists, journalists, policemen etc.
  • uploading and posting of video records of court proceedings to the internet and social networks, providing millions of people [and especially hundred thousands of lawyers] with a possibility to watch video for no charge

II. Objective 2: to build the prestige of justice and legal profession in Ukraine, to strengthen and to protect professional honour and dignity among legal professionals; increase the cost of reputation risks for legal professionals [judges, advocates, prosecutors], prevent them from possibly committing acts that may affect a good track record, professional honour or probity, credibility of the judiciary

  • setting up POD [public online database - an archive of video records] of court proceedings in civil cases
  • setting up POD of video records of court proceedings in commercial cases
  • setting up POD of video records of court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]
  • setting up POD of video records of court proceedings in criminal offences
  • setting up POD of video records of court proceedings in administrative offences
  • setting up POD of video records of judges`professional activities in courts
  • setting up POD of video records of advocates` professional activities in courts
  • setting up POD of video records of prosecutor` professional activities in courts
  • setting up POD of video records of ‘good’ examples of professional activity of judges, court staff, advocates, prosecutors [‘the white list’]
  • setting up POD of video records of ‘bad’ examples of professional activity’ of judges, court staff, advocates, prosecutors [‘the black list’]
  • POD publishing on the Open Courts Web Site and OCP Youtube Page and it`s arranging by the type of proceeding and case, name of the court, location, name of the judge, advocate, prosecutor, parties to a case, date of hearing, subject matter, the outcome of the hearing]
  • POD management [generation, storing, sending, receiving data, filling in data lines, organising, processing, uploading of video to the internet, Open Courts Web Site and OCP Youtube Page, social networks.
  • setting up and administration of OCP Facebook Page [official data and news on the project implementation, up to 500 posts/year]
  • setting up and administration of OCR [Reporter] Facebook Page [data on court proceedings of all types, video, comments, up to 1000 posts/year]
  • setting up and managing 8 specific and separate Facebook Pages for the promotion of a) POD in civil cases, b) POD in commercial cases, c) POD in administrative cases [cases against government], d) POD in criminal offences, e) POD in administrative offences, f) POD of judges`professional activities in courts, g) POD of advocates` professional activities in courts, h) POD of prosecutor` professional activities in courts [posting video records of court proceedings of specific type, up to 700 posts/each Facebook Page/year, in general up to 5600 post/year]
  • setting up POD of video records of judges`professional activities in courts
  • setting up POD of video records of advocates` professional activities in courts
  • setting up POD of video records of prosecutor` professional activities in courts
  • sharing of video content with the judiciary, hundreds of professional and non professional unions and agencies, organisations, NGOs, opinion leaders in order to involve millions of people and especially legal professionals in the process of reforming of the judiciary [by independent contemplation or professional assessment], promotion of the idea of the importance of building and further maintaining of an excellent judge`s, advocate`s, prosecutor`s professional reputation, respect for due process guarantees, prevention of malpractice, implementation of confidence-building mechanisms among legal professionals, establishing a ground for launching disciplinary proceedings or dismissal procedures against persons whose action had as a consequence violation of legislation or rules [codes] of professional conduct

III. Objective 3: to detect, collect and unify data on typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Ukrainian courts [by judges, advocates, prosecutors]

  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in criminal offences with a view to identifying typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights [case - law] by judges, advocates, prosecutors [non-conformity with legislation, regulating criminal court proceedings]
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in administrative offences with a view to identifying typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights [case - law] by judges, advocates, prosecutors [non-conformity with legislation, regulating court proceedings in administrative offences]
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in civil cases with a view to identifying typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights [case - law] by judges, advocates, prosecutors [non-conformity with legislation, regulating court proceedings in civil cases]
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in commercial cases with a view to identifying typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights [case - law] by judges, advocates, prosecutors [non-conformity with legislation, regulating court proceedings in commercial cases]
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in cases against the government [administrative cases] with a view to identifying typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights [case - law] by judges, advocates, prosecutors [non-conformity with legislation, regulating court proceedings in administrative cases]
  • creation of an extensive and unified list of typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights by judges when administrating justice in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against the government]
  • creation of an extensive and unified list of typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights by advocates when representing clients in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against the government]
  • creation of an extensive and unified list of examples of typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights by prosecutors, representing the State/parties to a case in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against the government]
  • constant updating of data on typical and frequent violations of national legislation and relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights by continuing assessment of video records of court proceedings and by analysing national laws and case - law of the European Court of Human Rights
  • informing the public, professional unions and disciplinary bodies on the process of independent professional assessment and it`s outcomes, establishing a ground for launching disciplinary proceedings or dismissal procedures against persons whose action had as a consequence violation of legislation

IV. Objective 4: to detect, collect and unify data on malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional ethics in Ukrainian courts [by judges, advocates, prosecutors]

  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in criminal offences with a view to identifying meaningful patterns, malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] governing the professional conduct of judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in administrative offences with a view to identifying meaningful patterns, malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] governing the professional conduct of judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in civil cases with a view to identifying meaningful patterns, malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] governing the professional conduct of judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in commercial cases with a view to identifying meaningful patterns, malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] governing the professional conduct of judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • examination and assessment of thousands of video records of court proceedings in cases against the government [administrative cases] with a view to identifying meaningful patterns, malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] governing the professional conduct of judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • creation of an extensive and unified list of malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] by judges when administrating justice in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]
  • creation of an extensive and unified list of malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] by advocates when representing clients in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]
  • creation of an extensive and unified list of malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] by prosecutors, representing the State/parties to a case in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]
  • ensuring of a constant updating of data on malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] by continuing assessment of video records of court proceedings
  • informing the public, professional unions and disciplinary bodies on the process of assessment and it`s outcomes, establishing a ground for launching disciplinary proceedings or dismissal procedures against persons whose action had as a consequence violation of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics]

V. Objective 5: to set up high standards of justice [standards of the administration of justice and standards on professional conduct] in Ukrainian courts by bringing national rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] for judges, court staff, advocates, prosecutors in line with the best international practices [implemented in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, countries of the European Union and within United Nation]

  • launching the process of bringing national rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] for judges in line with the best international practices implemented in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, countries of the European Union and within United Nations
  • launching the process of bringing national rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] for court staff in line with the best international practices implemented in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, countries of the European Union and within United Nations
  • launching the process of bringing national rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] for advocates in line with the best international practices implemented in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, countries of the European Union and within United Nations
  • launching the process of bringing national rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] for prosecutors in line with the best international practices implemented in the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, countries of the European Union and within United Nations
  • elaboration of the draft of the amendments to existing codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] for judges, advocates, prosecutors, as the result of the legal analysis of national codes of professional conduct and unified data collected on typical and frequent violations of legal ethics in Ukrainian courts
  • ensuring wide and professional discussion of proposed amendments among all stakeholders
  • finalisation of the draft of the amendments to existing codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] for judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • pushing up coordinated and harmonised actions by the judiciary, national bar association, prosecution office in order to strengthen the standards of justice by adopting amendments to the codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] for judges, advocates, prosecutors
  • elaboration the commentary to the draft of the amendments adopted by the judiciary, national bar association, prosecution office
  • ensure continuing improvement of standards of justice [standards of the administration of justice and professional standards] by ongoing video monitoring of court proceedings, analysis of it`s outcomes [unified list of malpractices, typical and frequent violations of rules [codes] of professional conduct [legal ethics] for judges, court staff, advocates, prosecutors] and its comparison to the previous period [year by year] in order to develop further proposals and decisions

VI. Objective 6: to provide video monitoring of adherence to legislation governing procedure in courts and standards of justice [standards of administration of justice and professional conduct] by judges, advocates and prosecutors

  • ensuring continuing video monitoring of adherence to legislation governing procedure in courts by judges when administrating justice 1] in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]; 2] nationally; 3] in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • ensuring continuing video monitoring of adherence to codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] by judges when administrating justice 1] in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]; 2] nationally; 3] in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • ensuring continuing video monitoring of adherence to legislation governing procedure in courts by advocates when representing clients 1] in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]; 2] nationally; 3] in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • ensuring continuing video monitoring of adherence to codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] by advocates when representing clients 1] in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]; 2] nationally; 3] in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • ensuring continuing video monitoring of adherence to legislation governing procedure in courts by prosecutors, representing the State/parties to a case 1] in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]; 2] nationally; 3] in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • ensuring continuing video monitoring of adherence to codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] by prosecutors, representing the State/parties to a case 1] in: a) criminal court proceedings; b) court proceedings in administrative offences; c) court proceedings in civil cases; d) court proceedings in commercial cases; e) court proceedings in administrative cases [cases against government]; 2] nationally; 3] in courts at different levels [district courts, courts of appeal, Supreme Court]
  • ensuring continuing collection and arrangement of video data on adherence and non-adherence to legislation governing procedure in courts for further unification and initiating disciplinary proceedings against persons responsible
  • ensuring continuing collection and arrangement of video data on adherence and non-adherence to codes of professional conduct [legal ethics] in courts for further unification and initiating disciplinary proceedings against persons responsible

VII. Objective 7: to promote adherence to high standards of justice [standards of the administration of justice and standards of professional conduct] and zero-tolerance approach to misconduct, to strengthen leadership capacity among legal professionals

  • detecting, uploading and publishing short videos of ‘good examples’ of professional activity/behaviour [‘the white list’: adherence of judges, court staff, advocates and prosecutors to legislation governing procedure in courts and standards of justice [standards of administration of justice and standards of professional conduct]
  • detecting, uploading and publishing short videos of ‘bad examples’ of professional activity/behaviour [‘the black list’: non - adherence of judges, court staff, advocates and prosecutors to legislation governing procedure in courts and standards of justice [standards of administration of justice and standards of professional conduct]
  • sharing videos of ‘good’ and ‘bad examples’ with the judiciary, courts, bar associations, prosecution office, professional unions, public and NGOs
  • strengthening leadership capacity among judges, advocates and prosecutors by highlighting and providing support to professional initiatives of individuals and their small groups aimed at establishing the rule of law, credible and independent judiciary
  • launching and development of the Legal Blog Project in order to provide judges, advocates and prosecutors with the possibility to publish their point of view on legal issues in an informal, easily understandable manner
  • hosting international, national and regional round tables, conferences, traineeships and seminars on standards of justice [standards of the administration of justice and standards of professional conduct] and imposing sanctions for misconduct with the involvement of judges, advocates, prosecutors, another legal professionals, human rights activists, law students, journalists, NGOs
  • developing partnership and signing agreements on collaboration with the judiciary [The High Council of Judges of Ukraine, Supreme Court, Higher Courts and hundreds of courts all over the country, The National School of Judges of Ukraine], entrenching mutual willing and the plan of action to promote high standards of justice in Ukraine
  • developing partnership and signing agreements on collaboration with the national and local bar associations, professional unions and organisations, law firms and law universities, entrenching mutual willing and the plan of action to promote high standards of justice in Ukraine
  • developing partnership and signing agreements on collaboration with the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine, National prosecution academy of Ukraine, entrenching mutual willing and the plan of action to promote high standards of justice in Ukraine
  • developing partnership and signing agreements on collaboration with the disciplinary bodies for judges, advocates and prosecutors [High Council of Justice, High Qualification Commission of Judges, Higher Qualification and Disciplinary Bar Commission of Ukraine, Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Public Prosecutors]

VIII. Objective 8: to initiate disciplinary proceedings for misconduct against judges, court staff, advocates and prosecutors; to ensure transparent procedures on imposing of disciplinary sanctions [warning, dismissal etc] ; to control and promote equal and non-selective application of sanctions against legal professionals

  • preparing and filing motivated complaints against judges [supplemented with video files]
  • preparing and filing motivated complaints against court staff [supplemented with video files]
  • preparing and filing motivated complaints against advocates [supplemented with video files]
  • preparing and filing motivated complaints against prosecutors [supplemented with video files]
  • securing public control over disciplinary proceedings against judges, court staff, advocates, prosecutors, - in a way of: a) videotaping of disciplinary hearings; b) publishing video records of disciplinary hearings to the internet, Project`s Web Page and Youtube Channel, pages in social network; c) launching official inquiries on specific disciplinary proceedings; d) informing society on disciplinary proceedings
  • highlighting decisions of disciplinary bodies on imposing sanctions against judges
  • highlighting decisions of disciplinary bodies on imposing sanctions against court staff
  • highlighting decisions of disciplinary bodies on imposing sanctions against advocates
  • highlighting decisions of disciplinary bodies on imposing sanctions against prosecutors
  • launching and managing the public registry of judges' disciplinary records
  • launching and managing the public registry of advocates' disciplinary records
  • launching and managing the public registry of prosecutor' disciplinary records
  • setting up POD [public online database - an archive of video records] of disciplinary proceedings
  • highlighting selective application of sanctions against judges
  • highlighting selective application of sanctions against court staff
  • highlighting selective application of sanctions against advocates
  • highlighting selective application of sanctions against prosecutors
  • highlighting court cases, initiated by legal professionals versus disciplinary bodies, - in a way of: a) videotaping of court sessions; b) publishing video records of court sessions to the internet, Project`s Web Page and Youtube Channel, pages in social network; c) informing society on such cases via NGO’s sources

IX. Objective 9: to provide continuing legal education and meaningful civic education based on video records of court proceedings in specific cases in order to improve the level of legal awareness, legal culture and the knowledge of the law, as well as to strengthen the rule of law in Ukraine

  • to educate judges, advocates, prosecutors, jurists, another legal professionals and top officials
  • to educate young lawyers and law students [selected for 3 months internship within OCP Law School]
  • to educate the public [by dissemination of video content and basic legal explanations among millions of people]
  • to enhance legal literacy among adults [collaboration with universities]
  • to enhance legal literacy among pupils [collaboration with schools]