Private Enforcement Officers Are Improving Enforcement of Judgments Efficiency

Private enforcement officers collected UAH 1.3 billion worth debts in the first half of 2019, while a percentage of enforced court judgements grew from six in 2017, when the private enforcement institute was introduced, up to 18 in 2018. These data were communicated by Deputy Head of the Council of Private Enforcement Officers of Ukraine Oleksandr Syvokozov at a regular Rule of Law Donors and Implementers Meeting organized with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

He informed donor community representatives about challenges associated with private enforcement of court judgements in Ukraine, such as a need to equalize mandates of state and private enforcement officers, introduce electronic enforcement proceedings, create a unified database of all debtors, establish effective interaction with the National Police, and ensure transparency of procedures for access to the private enforcement officer profession and professional ongoing training programs.

While coming into being, this young profession faces a need to promote itself in the society and have the Association of Private Enforcement Officers of Ukraine develop an efficient self-governance system.

The USAID New Justice Program, together with other international donors, provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Justice and Association of Private Enforcement Officers of Ukraine in creating proper conditions for efficient enforcement of court judgments.

Oleksndr Syvokozov’s presentation “Institute of Private Enforcement in Ukraine: Achievements and Challenges”