Research presentation “Rights of Victims of Violent Crimes in Ukraine: International Standards and National Practices”

On March 17, 2021, a research presentation “Rights of Victims of Violent Criminals in Ukraine: International Standards and National Practices” took place.

This project was made possible through the support of the NGO “Expert Center for Human Rights” as well as through the financial support from the European Union within the project “Pravo-Justice” and support of the Prosecutor’s Training Center of Ukraine (PTCU).

Groups of criminal justice experts analyzed how the rights of victims are implemented in practice. In particular, the experts examined the response of domestic legislation to international standards, conducted thorough interviews and focus groups with lawyers, judicial bodies, prosecutors, investigators, employees of the State Executive Service of Ukraine, interviewed the victims and made content analysis of court verdicts.

The experts presented their own vision of methods of forming an effective system to ensure the rights of victims of violent crimes in the context of applying a victim-oriented approach.


Andrii Orlean, deputy director of the PTCU;

Eugene Krapivin, expert of the Center for Political and Legal Reforms;

Tetyana Pavliukovets, head of criminal procedure practice of Everlegal Law Firm;

Dmytro Lotiuk, head of the Analytical Training Department of Prosecutors of the PTCU;

Anna Adamska-Gallant, chief International Expertise on Judicial Reform of the EU Justice Project.

Event moderator:

Anastasiia Markelova, head of the External Relations Department of the PTCU.

The point of view reflected in this study and presented during the event does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union and the EU Project “Pravo-Justice”.

Нефьодова Дар'я