HARD TALK WITH ROMAN BREGEY, A SERVING JUDGE What is wrong with the judiciary and what should Ukraine do?
Moderator – Lana Sinichkina, attorney-at-law, Partner of Arzinger, Member of UNIC Executive Committee
IN THE FOCUS: Roman Bregey, Judge of Kirovohrad District Administrative Court
WHY HIM? Mr Bregey's biography is quite unique for a representative of the Ukrainian system of justice. During his 15-year tenure as a judge, Mr Bregey managed to avoid a dubious reputation and accusations of corruption and incompetence as well as large unjustified assets. At the same time, he does not hesitate to take a clear-cut and proactive position on reforming the judicial system of Ukraine.
WHAT WILL WE TALK ABOUT? The inability to achieve justice in Ukrainian courts is a major factor hindering the recovery and development of our State. It makes all other important reforms in the country forlorn, destroys the investment climate and forces Ukrainians to immigrate to other countries. However, despite pressure from within and specific demands from Ukraine's external partners, we have seen the status quo persist for several years already – corruption and shady schemes continue to reign in the courts.
Ms Sinichkina decided to talk in a round and unvarnished manner to a person who knows the system from the inside. They will discuss problems and reasons why the state of the judiciary remains unsatisfactory, as well as what needs to be done to ensure that judges administer justice professionally, without bias or prejudice.
Date May 12
Time 4.00-5.00 p.m.
The event is held online