The fight for its creation was not easy. President Petro Poroshenko, the author of Ukraine’s judicial reform, resisted the idea till the very last moment. The pressure of society and Ukraine’s western partners made him change his mind. But attempts to render the court powerless continued till the last moment.
The Euromaidan Press documentary “The Court” tells the story of the creation of the court through the eyes of civil society.
Why is the court needed? How had the government tried to avoid its creation? Will proper judges be selected? And what was the role of society and Ukraine’s western partners in the process?
And what happened next? What are the main obstacles on the way to creating an effective court? Read in the article:
Author: Olena Makarenko
Camera: Denis Melnik
Video editing: Dmytro Tiazhlov, Oleksandra Chuprina, Ganna Naronina
Graphics&Design: Ganna Naronina
Editor: Alya Shandra
Sound: Volodymyr Bedzvin
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*This production was supported by OPEN Media Hub with funds provided by the European Union