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Research project: „Rule of law and independent judiciary: Major challenges for Ukraine and Poland in the context of European Union integration”

The Foundation for Polish Science has selected the research project "Rule of Law and Independent Judiciary: Major Challenges for Ukraine and Poland in the Context of Integration with the European Union".

The aim of the project is to integrate the Polish and Ukrainian academic communities around common challenges regarding the need for judicial reform involving analogous institutions, including the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the National Judicial Council. The implementation of judicial reform and the restoration of the rule of law is a prerequisite for both countries to be a part of the community of free and democratic members of the European Union.

The project is based on the premise that in-depth academic discussion must precede significant policy reform in order to prepare an optimal and robust conceptual framework. The project will involve Ukrainian and Polish scholars as well as legal practitioners (in particular judges), representatives of NGOs, policy makers and law students. Planned activities include the organisation of a series of Polish-Ukrainian academic seminars and guest lectures, as well as a concluding international conference. Research cooperation will also be initiated between Polish and Ukrainian students, who will prepare their first papers and conference presentations under the supervision of experienced scholars from both countries. The project will result in scientific publications and allow the formulation of concrete recommendations for further action by policy makers in both countries.

The project leaders Professor Monika Florczak-Wątor from Jagiellonian University and Associate Professor Kristina Trykhlib from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv. Project period: 1.09.2023-31.08.2024, amount of funding: PLN 268 800.