Ministry of Justice Ukraine

The central executive body of Ukraine, whose activities are directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Ministry of Justice is the main body in the system of central executive bodies to ensure the implementation of state legal policy.

MOJ Ukraine

Constitutional and legislative mandate

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine is engaged in the activities in accordance with the Regulation on the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated July 2, 2014 No 228. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (hereinafter - the Ministry of Justice), in particular, ensures the formation and implementation of state legal policy, state policy on bankruptcy, in the field of electronic trust services, notary, organization of enforcement of court decisions and other bodies (officials) (hereinafter - enforcement of decisions), state registration of civil status, state registration of real rights to immovable property and their encumbrances, state registration encumbrances on movable property, state registration of legal entities, public formations that do not have the status of a legal entity and natural persons - entrepreneurs, registration of the charter of the territorial community of Kyiv, registration of the statutes of the National Academy of Sciences and national branch academies of sciences, state registration of print media and information news agencies as subjects of information activity, in the sphere of execution of criminal punishments and probation, in the sphere of legal education of the population; ensures the formation of state policy in the field of archives and record keeping and the creation and operation of the state system of insurance fund documentation.

Political mandate

The Ministry of Justice carries out its work taking into account the provisions of the Program of Activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved by the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dated April 14, 2016 № 1099-VIII, the National Strategy in the field of human rights approved by the Presidential Decree dated August 25, 2015 No501/2015, Strategy for reforming the court organuzation, judiciary and related legal institutions for 2015 - 2020, approved by the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated May 20, 2015 No276/2015, Strategy for reforming public administration of Ukraine for 2016 - 2020, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated June 24, 2016 No 474-r (as amended by the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated December 18, 2018 No1102-r), the National Strategy for Civil Society Development in Ukraine for 2016 - 2020, approved by the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated February 26, 2016 No68, and taking into account the annual action plans for the implementation of these strategic documents.

Vision of the Ministry of Justice

An efficient, effective and coordinated justice system that is free of corruption, accountable to all citizens and fully complies with EU standards and best practices, ensures the rule of law and improves the business climate in Ukraine.

Mission of the Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is an effective coordinator of the justice sector for the protection of human rights and the state.

Our mission is to develop, implement and coordinate policies that guarantee the democratic development of Ukraine with the rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, equal access to justice and the effective anti-corruption efforts. The Ministry of Justice develops and implements policies to ensure transparent, fast and efficient provision of services to everyone, ensuring the ease of doing business, increasing the level of public trust and confidence.

Values:

  • Rule of Law;
  • ensuring respect for human and civil rights and freedoms;
  • legality;
  • openness and transparency;
  • responsibility and accountability;
  • professionalism and continuous improvement.

Members

  • Ukraine v. Russia (VIII)
  • Ukraine v. Russia (VII)
  • Ukraine v. Russia (ІІ)
  • Ukraine v. Russia (re Eastern Ukraine)
  • Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea)

Delegates

Ivan Lishchyna

Lawyer, attorney, politician. Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine – Agent before the European Court of Human Rights since 24 June 2016 (in all cases). Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Marharyta Sokorenko

Deputy Head of the Office – Head of Division for Representation of the Government in Interstate Cases of the Office of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (in all cases)

Legal advisers

Ben Emmerson (QC)

British lawyer specializing in public international law, human rights and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Legal Adviser (in cases regarding Crimea and Donbas).

Delegates

Ivan Lishchyna

Lawyer, attorney, politician. Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine – Agent before the European Court of Human Rights since 24 June 2016 (in all cases). Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Marharyta Sokorenko

Deputy Head of the Office – Head of Division for Representation of the Government in Interstate Cases of the Office of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (in all cases)

Legal advisers

Ben Emmerson (QC)

British lawyer specializing in public international law, human rights and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Legal Adviser (in cases regarding Crimea and Donbas).

Delegates

Ivan Lishchyna

Lawyer, attorney, politician. Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine – Agent before the European Court of Human Rights since 24 June 2016 (in all cases). Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Marharyta Sokorenko

Deputy Head of the Office – Head of Division for Representation of the Government in Interstate Cases of the Office of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (in all cases)

Legal advisers

Ben Emmerson (QC)

British lawyer specializing in public international law, human rights and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Legal Adviser (in cases regarding Crimea and Donbas).

Delegates

Ivan Lishchyna

Lawyer, attorney, politician. Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine – Agent before the European Court of Human Rights since 24 June 2016 (in all cases). Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Marharyta Sokorenko

Deputy Head of the Office – Head of Division for Representation of the Government in Interstate Cases of the Office of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (in all cases)

Legal advisers

Ben Emmerson (QC)

British lawyer specializing in public international law, human rights and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Legal Adviser (in cases regarding Crimea and Donbas).

Delegates

Ivan Lishchyna

Lawyer, attorney, politician. Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine – Agent before the European Court of Human Rights since 24 June 2016 (in all cases). Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Marharyta Sokorenko

Deputy Head of the Office – Head of Division for Representation of the Government in Interstate Cases of the Office of the Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (in all cases)

Legal advisers

Ben Emmerson (QC)

British lawyer specializing in public international law, human rights and humanitarian law and international criminal law. Legal Adviser (in cases regarding Crimea and Donbas).

Cases

All cases

European Court of Human Rights

Ukraine v. Russia (VIII)

The inter-State application of the Government of Ukraine against the Russian Federation regarding violations of rights of the captured Ukrainian servicemen of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine after the attack on three Ukrainian Navy vessels by vessels of the Border Service of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in the Kerch Strait on 25 November 2018.

Ukraine v. Russia (VII)

The inter-State application of the Government of Ukraine against the Government of the RF with the ECHR regarding gross and systematic violations of the rights of Ukrainian citizens illegally detained and persecuted in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Russian Federation. This demonstrates fragrant and systematic violations of international law by the RF.

Ukraine v. Russia (ІІ)

The inter-State application of Government of Ukraine against the Russian Federation regarding the abduction of orphan children by representatives of the Russian occupation administrations of ‘DPR’/‘LPR’ and attempts of their illegal transfer or actual transportation to the territory of the Russian Federation

Ukraine v. Russia (re Eastern Ukraine)

The case concerns violations of human rights by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where the Russian occupation administrations of the so-called ‘Donetsk People's Republic’ and ‘Luhansk People's Republic’, as well as units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation operate.

Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea)

The inter-State application concerns complaints of mass and systematic human rights violations in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Events

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Video

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Video of the capture of the ARC Parliament 26-27.02.2014
Video of the capture of the ARC Parliament 26-27.02.2014
26.02.2014
Hearing of the Grand Chamber in Ukraine vs. Russia (concerning Crimea)
Hearing of the Grand Chamber in Ukraine vs. Russia (concerning Crimea)
11.09.2019
Man and the Right | The ECHR is considering Ukraine's case against this
Man and the Right | The ECHR is considering Ukraine's case against this
14.09.2019
Ukraine vs. Russia: Hearings on Crimean Case Held in ECHR
Ukraine vs. Russia: Hearings on Crimean Case Held in ECHR
11.09.2019