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Ukraine's draft law on advocacy is 'progress' compared to current legal basis in this area, - OSCE

The Organization's Secretary General Thomas Greminger urged the government to stay committed to the implementation of reforms in this country
16:46, 5 March 2019

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OSCE endorses the draft law on advocacy in Ukraine (No.9055), estimating it as a 'progress' compared to the current legal frameworks in this specific area. OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger said that at a conference in Vienna; the event was focused on the key reforms in Ukraine, including the decentralization and judicial system. 

'... The offered bill is a step forward if compared with the current law on advocacy, which has been effective since 2012. And I urge the Ukrainian leadership to stay committed to the reform', Greminger said.

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Providing his evaluation of the reform of judiciary system in Ukraine, Greminger marked the fundamental changes on the legal level, as well as considerable replenishment of judges' line-up, thanks to the professionals coming from other jobs in the law and advocacy area. 

President Petro Poroshenko registered the draft law in the Ukrainian Parliament in September 2018. In December 2018, the respective committee recommended that the MPs support is as the basis for future law.

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