Digitalisation of criminal proceedings: Ukraine adopts a landmark law developed with EU support
June 2, 2021

Digitalisation of criminal proceedings: Ukraine adopts a landmark law developed with EU support

On 1 June, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law initiated by the President of Ukraine paving the way for the digitalisation of the criminal justice system in Ukraine. The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) has supported the development of the system.

Thanks to EUACI, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO), and the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) will be the first to launch the eCase management system which will mark the transition from paper-based to digital investigation and pre-trial adjudication of corruption cases in Ukraine.

“Transition to the eCase management system is a revolutionary development in the criminal justice system in Ukraine. It provides an unprecedented level of transparency and efficiency of criminal proceedings and is in line with the holistic approach of the digitalisation strategy of the government of Ukraine,” said Eka Tkeshelashvili, the EUACI head of the programme.

According to Tkeshelashvili, the same experience in EU member states shows remarkable results: it changes the mindset in law enforcement and judiciary, increases tenfold effectiveness of law enforcement agencies, strengthens collaboration and enables efficient use of resources.

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