Minister of Justice of Ukraine and his deputy, Sergii Shkliar, on Australian land. Mr Petrenko gave us an update on the latest law reforms and steps towards reducing the bureaucracy and corruption in the justice system of Ukraine. It was quite satisfying to hear what he had to say. One of the most impressive changes is the recent complete revamp of Ukraine's Judiciary, through public competition for the Supreme Court appointments, open to any lawyer with 10+ years of experience. There are no dark corners in this competition, with every participant having to publicly disclose all financial records and even various details of personal nature. Plus, an applicant has to pass several rigorous theory and practice tests and exams, which are so hard, plenty of the outgoing judges failed them! (a list of all failed participants is available online..). Another huge change is in the area of the State Enforcement Service, which sets up a reward system aiming to incentivise the enforcement officers to do their job properly and honestly. This apparently is quite effective and already led to substantial amounts being recovered from the judgment debtors.
This all was very encouraging to hear and I have great hopes for Ukraine! It seems that there is new blood with great ambition at the steering wheel, which slowly but steadily is moving Ukraine in the right direction