The BIC received funding from the PPID Activity Fund for this three-phase project, led by Jonathan Goldsmith and strongly supported by BIC Vice Chair, Péter Köves.
Phase one involved a small steering committee of representatives from the partners in this project visiting the Ukraine to speak to the Ukrainian National Bar Association, and other important stakeholders, such as the Ukrainian government and the European Commission’s office in the Ukraine. The aim was to establish exactly what kind of programme would be most beneficial and would add the best value, which programme would fit in with other programmes being run for the improvement of the legal system in Ukraine, and how the programme could be best delivered.
Phase two involved a policy discussion with the relevant stakeholders in Ukraine, which was chaired by IBA Vice President, Martin Šolc, with Péter Köves participating as a speaker.
Phase three, the final phase of this project, involved the completion of a report on recommendations for advancing the quality of legal services in Ukraine with rapporteurs on each topic.