Ukraine uses international courts as one of the instruments to counter Russia’s aggression. In 2014-2019, Ukraine brought complaints against Russia before the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, as well as accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over the Euromaidan protests, the events in Read more about Ukraine v. Russia: analysis of inter-state cases in international courts[…]
The High Anti-Corruption Court (HAC) is the last element lacking for a fully-fledged anti-corruption infrastructure. The process of forming the new court is difficult and accompanied by conflicts. Presidential election adds political uncertainty due to unpredictable outcome and impact that it will have on the future of the HAC. At the current stage, political elites Read more about The launch of the High Anti-Corruption Court: legal and political risks[…]
On February 8, 2019 (Vinnytsia region). The event was conducted within a project “Promotion of international humanitarian law among Ukrainian military servants” which Democracy House implements with the support of the Human Rights Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. During the lecture, the experts of Democracy House briefed the cadets on Read more about Democracy House conducted a lecture for cadets of the Tulchyn Military Lyceum[…]
The analysis of the election programs of the main presidential candidates indicates the emphasis on social promises, which is a traditional tool for Ukraine. The majority of the programs analyzed contain mutually exclusive points, which are associated with promises to increase social support and payouts simultaneously with a reduction in tax burden. Economic blocks of Read more about Analysis of economic programs of major presidential candidates[…]
Democracy House experts presented a latest U at Glance analytical publication. We had a heated discussion about political and economic programs of leading presidential candidates. We also analyzed inter-state cases between Ukraine and Russia in international courts. The event took place at the Residence of the Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine.
On January 24, 2019, Democracy House presented an 11th issue of the U at Glance analytical paper at the Embassy of Poland in Ukraine. The presentation of the monthly analytical publication was attended by dozens of diplomats, including Heads and Deputy Heads of Mission. During the presentation, experts of Democracy House analyzed election programs of key Ukrainian presidential Read more about Democracy House presented an 11th issue of U at Glance[…]
Presidential elections 2019 are crucial for Oleg Lyashko and his sponsor Rinat Akhmetov. If Lyashko overcomes the 5% barrier and gets into the top five of the race, it will open up new financial and political opportunities for the Radical Party. No matter who wins the presidential and parliamentary elections, Oleg Lyashko will be a Read more about Prospects of Oleg Lyashko in 2019: a future parliamentary speaker or a political outcast?[…]
Position on Crimea determines the internal legitimacy of political forces in Ukraine. However, the return of the peninsula directly concerns a rather narrow stratum of voters in Ukraine. As a result, the de-occupation of Crimea is out of the priority issues of the presidential campaign 2019 being left on the periphery of the presidential election Read more about Crimean issue in the presidential election 2019[…]
The Ukrainian economy is gradually emerging from the acute crisis of 2014-2015, but this recovery is not impressive at a high pace. Unfortunately, in the course of five post-revolutionary years, Ukraine failed to carry out the necessary radical reforms. In 2019 Ukraine is expected to keep restrained GDP growth at 3%. Inflation is expected at Read more about Ukraine’s economy in 2019: risks and trends[…]
Democracy House in partnership with the French Embassy in Ukraine and the French Chamber of Commerce conducted a conference on the Ukrainian presidential election. The purpose of the conference is to familiar French firms working in Ukraine with possible scenarios of developments in the country after the presidential election. Political expert of Democracy House Anatoliy Read more about Democracy House presented its vision of the Ukrainian presidential election[…]
The attack on Ukrainian warships and the arrest of Ukrainian navy sailors stepped up public and political discussions on the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia. If Ukraine takes such a decisive step, the country may gain some political advantages, though it may risk of losing an already limited access to Ukrainian citizens who for Read more about Severance of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia: pros and cons[…]
"Ukraine at Glance" project: monthly and weekly analytical papers
Facilitation of the decentralization reform at the local level
Cross-sectoral impact of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on the Ukrainian economy
Promotion of respect for international humanitarian law by Ukrainian military servants
Vasyl Povoroznyk, Ph.D.
Angela Bochi, Ph.D.