A high percentage of support (55%) from voters who cast their vote for Petro Poroshenko in the early presidential election in 2014, speaks of the hopes that Ukrainian citizens had placed in the newly elected President of Ukraine.
Syrym Shalabayev, a relative of the Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov, is accused in the criminal case concerning the ‘embezzlement of funds of BTA Bank’. Human rights organisations have underlined the political context of the case.
On 14 January, 2016, MP Yegor Sobolev urged the General Prosecutor’s Office to carefully examine publicised incidents of abuse by Ukrainian investigators in the cases against Kazakh opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov and his relative Syrym Shalabayev.
This publication provides a summary of the implementation of the process of purification of government in Ukraine and attempts to assess the successes and failures of the new Ukrainian authorities in this field.
The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization established in Poland, in 2009. The statutory objectives of the Foundation include promotion, support and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the post-Soviet area.
The report summarises the problems of Ukrainian lustration in the context of current political circumstances, and describes in detail the work on the act “On Purification of Government” adopted by Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on 16th September 2014.
The Civic Lustration Council with the Ministry of Justice has been appointed in Ukraine. At a press conference in Kiev its members were introduced, among them was the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska.
On 11 September, 2014, a round table ‘Lustration: International experiences and prospects in Ukraine’, organised jointly by the Kiev office of the Open Dialog Foundation and USAID FAIR Justice Project, was held at the President Hotel, Kiev.
Since late March 2014 we actively support Lustration Committee of Yehor Sobolev by organizing thematic conferences, study visits in the dedicated institutions in Europe and also a direct hands-on consulting on draft law of Ukraine “On Purification of Government”.
Today, all Ukrainian society is waiting for the adoption of the lustration bill, however many parliamentarians do everything to prevent it. One of the ideas proposed by the deputy of the Party of Regions faction, Anna Herman, is to talk about lustration through recourse to international bodies.