The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine will hold a competition for the position of Director of the Coordinating center for legal aid providing. This was announced on April 24 by the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko during a briefing at the Ukrainian crisis media center, said in the press center of the Coordinating center for legal aid providing.
On September 15 2016 the conclusions and recommendations of the report of the Council of Europe on the evaluation of the system of free legal aid in Ukraine in the light of standards and best practices of the Council of Europe were presented in Kyiv. Significant achievements over a relatively short period of time since the start of operation of the system in 2011 were noted. Recommendations for further improvement by the organization of its work and interaction with other participants in the justice system were developed.
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decree, thereby launching the process of an initiative to set up across the country 428 legal aid bureau offices of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine which was presented by the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko. It became known about on 11 January 2016 on the results of the Government meeting.
Next year the system of providing free legal aid will be expanded and will receive functions of judicial authorities at local level. The Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko reported about it on December 21, 2015 during visit to the First Kyiv Center for providing free secondary legal aid.
On November 18 in the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada on Human Rights representatives of CF “Rozvytok” presented modifications in the Law "About the State Civil Registration". Amendments to the Law started being developed in 2012 and were submitted at the expert meeting "Improvement and simplification of procedure for obtaining identity documents by representatives of Roma ethnic minority" in Kyiv.
IRC “Legal Space” has received a copy of a very important letter addressed to Skadovsk prosecutor. The letter was signed by Pavel Petrenko, Minister of Justice of Ukraine, and dealt with the critical situation in Skadovsk and its Community Law Center.