On 3 October 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament passed at the second reading the long-awaited draft Law No. 6232 "On Amendments to the Code of Commercial Procedure, Code of Civil Procedure, Code of Administrative Justice and other legislative acts" (hereinafter, the "Court Procedure Reform Bill"). As we have earlier reported, the Court Procedure Reform Bill was adopted at the first reading on 20 June 2017 during the previous session of the Parliament. It has yet to be signed into law by the President of Ukraine.
The Court Procedure Reform Bill amends more than 25 Laws of Ukraine governing the organisation and operation of the judicial system.
The Court Procedure Reform Bill is by far the most ambitious and far-reaching piece of legislation aimed at improving the judiciary since Ukraine gained its independence in 1991. It is also claimed to be the largest bill in the Parliament's law-making history. Below is a short overview of the most important changes that the Court Procedure Reform Bill introduces.
Our briefing note is a short overview of the most important changes that the Court Procedure Reform Bill introduces.
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