Non-government Organizations’ Experts and Supreme Court Justices Discussed the Results of the Supreme Court Case Law Monitoring

Non-government organizations’ experts from “Institute of the Applied Humanitarian Research” (Kharkiv) and “L’viv Law School” (L’viv) and the justices of the Supreme Court Grand Chamber and Cassation Courts discussed the results of the monitoring of the Supreme Court practice conducted with the assistance of the USAID New Justice Program.

Non-governmental organizations analyzed a number of the Supreme Court made since the beginning of its operations for compliance with principles of the European Convention on Human Rights and case law of the European Court of Human Rights as well as from the perspective of case law consistency, quality of decision reasoning, and application of the proportionality principle.

“The application of European Convention of Human Rights principles is one of the best ways to improve the overall quality of adjudicating cases and strengthen legal reasoning and analysis in written decisions, which is crucial for the public to view the courts as just”, noted Thomas White, the Director of the Office of Democracy and Governance at USAID Regional Mission for Ukraine and Belarus during a roundtable at the Supreme Court.

Conclusions and recommendations of the experts will contribute to the further improvement of the Supreme Court Grand Chamber and Cassation Courts Case Law to ensure its sustainability, and hence the greater unity of the national judicial practice and its consistency with the international standards of a fair trial.