Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, UBA, and IBA signed a Memorandum of Understanding
The purpose of the Memorandum is “to consolidate the parties’ efforts with regard to regular monitoring of implementation and improvement of the regulatory framework on military service, ensuring proper representation in cases concerning military offences and war crimes and the establishment of necessary mechanisms for its implementation in the cooperation framework specified by this Memorandum”.
The UBA’s position regarding the deprivation of Viktor Medvedchuk of the right to practice as a lawyer
On January 30, 2023, two Ukrainian lawyers, Ilya Kostin and Roman Tytykalo, filed a complaint with the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Kyiv City Bar Association (which was later forwarded to the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of the Kyiv Regional Bar Association) regarding the deprivation of Viktor Volodymyrovych Medvedchuk of the right to practice law.
Anniversary of the invasion: IBA condemns the Russia’s aggression and promises to work on holding to account
The International Bar Association (IBA), in a statement regarding the anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, reiterated its condemnation of the Russian aggression and looked at what the future holds for holding to account the aggressor and others who may have committed war crimes in Ukraine.
At the UBA’s request, Ukrainian advocates have been exempted from the second part of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) — the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales has given the Ukrainian advocates an agreed exemption from passing the second part of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). Earlier, the Ukrainian Bar Association appealed to the SRA to provide Ukrainian advocates with such an opportunity.
The IBA digest: reports, interviews, events, a survey, a scholarship
The Ukrainian Bar Association brings to your attention a selection of materials from the International Bar Association (IBA): reviews, reports, and researches in various areas of law, interviews from the margins of the IBA Annual Conference 2022, a survey on principal developments in the legal profession and much more.
Amendments to the Law on sports broadcast rights: the consequences will be felt this year
Yevhenii Promskyi, a member of the Council of the UBA’s Committee on Sport Law, an assistant attorney at ARES Law Firm, has predicted the consequences of the adoption of Law No. 2563-IX, which fundamentally changes the approach to the realization of sports broadcast rights in Ukraine.
In Washington DC, UBA joined a discussion about the post-war rebuilding Ukraine
On 31 January 2023, a panel discussion entitled “Rebuilding Ukraine: Investments and the Rule of Law” was held at the German Embassy in Washington DC. The event was organized by the Ukrainian and German Embassies, with the support of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), and brought together leading experts from Ukraine, Germany, and the US. The event gathered more than 130 attendees, including distinguished representatives from diplomatic, legal and business communities, academia and civil society.
The new procedure for the reservation of conscripts: what the Resolution No. 76 has changed
On December 4, 2022, the Law of Ukraine "On Mobilization Training and Mobilization" regarding the reservation of conscripts for the period of mobilization and wartime, aimed at clarifying the grounds for booking conscripts, entered into force. In order to implement the provisions of the Law, on January 27, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 76 "Some issues of implementation of the provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Mobilization Training and Mobilization" regarding the reservation of conscripts for the period of mobilization and for wartime".
Support the Project Sunflowers that collects information on Russia’s crimes in Ukraine
The initiators of the Project Sunflowers, whose participants collect testimonies of witnesses to the crimes of the Russian invaders in Ukraine, have launched fundraising to support it.
Jessup Ukraine teams seek assistance in financing the trip to the International and European Rounds
The Ukrainian law students who participate in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition this year seek assistance in financing the trip to the International Rounds (Washington D.C.) and the European-Friendly Rounds (Geneva, Switzerland).