Ukrainian Parliament adopts a new Law “On the Prosecutor’s Office”

15 Oct 2014 | by Caroline Sweeney

On 14 October,  the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a new Law “On the Prosecutor’s Office” as part of continuing steps to modernise its criminal justice system, to fulfil its commitments under European and International Human Rights Law and to allow implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union. The Law, which includes the elimination of the former general supervision function of the public prosecution established under the Soviet system, was prepared with the assistance of Jeremy McBride, who acted as an expert for the Council of Europe for  this reform. Previously he advised the Council of Europe on the preparation of a new Code of Criminal Procedure in Ukraine to replace the one adopted during the Soviet era.