Thursday, July 2, 2009

President demands proper financing of judicial bodies

President Victor Yushchenko requested the Government to immediately address issues of financing of judicial bodies of Ukraine to ensure proper conditions for the functioning of courts and judges.

In his letter to Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko President Victor Yushchenko stressed that the Constitution guarantees everyone the right to defend their rights and legitimate interests in court and obliges state government to provide funding and appropriate conditions for the functioning of courts and judges (articles 55 and 130 of the Basic Law).

However, said the President, today in Ukraine the situation with financing of courts is very unsatisfactory and threatening with mass violations of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens and legal persons.