Photo credit: UNDP Ukraine / Roman Drotik

On Tuesday, 5th of March 2019,  the official opening of the rehabilitated Vuhledar city court in Donetsk Oblast will take place. The building has undergone a major refurbishment in line with Universal Design Principles within the framework of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme with the financial support from the European Union and the Government of the Netherlands. The total cost of the project was estimated at 79,396 USD.

The reconstruction of the court building was preceded by conduct of a thorough accessibility assessment of all the court buildings in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The report provided an in-depth data on the courts’ accessibility, assessing them against relevant national and international legal framework and contains recommendations and financial calculations needed to improve their conditions.

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Official opening of rehabilitated city court in Vuhledar


March 5th, 2019, 11:00


Vuhledar city court, 22 Tryfonova str., Vuhledar, Donetsk Oblast


Oleh Tkachuk, the Judge of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court, the Chairperson of the Council of Judges of Ukraine

Janthomas Hiemstra, UNDP Ukraine Country Director

Riny Bus, Political Section, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Dmytro Hudyma, the Judge of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court

Tetiana Tsyhankova, the Chairperson of the Territorial Department of the State Court Administration of Ukraine in Donetsk region

Oleksandr Lisovyi, the Chairperson of the Donetsk Court of Appeal

Ihor Heraschenko, the Chairperson of the Donetsk Administrative Court Appeal

Dmytro Schebetiuk, the Co-Founder of the “Dostupno.UA” Civic Initiative, the UNDP Ukraine Tolerance Envoy

Victor Munteanu, Head of UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, UNDP

Olha Luniova, the Chairperson of the Vuhledar City Court, a.i.

The official opening will be also followed by joint discussion of issues related to further promotion of access to justice and rule of law with participation of local authorities as well as civil society organizations.

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Background information:

The Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (RPP) addresses priority needs in eastern Ukraine after armed conflict erupted in spring 2014. The Programme aims to strengthen community security and social cohesion, support the economic recovery of conflict-affected communities, and further the implementation of decentralisation and healthcare reforms in government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

RPP is implemented by four United Nations agencies: UNDP, UN Women, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The Programme is supported by nine international partners: the European Union, the European Investment Bank and the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan. Its total budget for 2019-2022 is over US$50 million.

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