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24.01.2019

The concept of evaluating system for the prosecutor’s activity was presented In Odessa

Deputy Prosecutor General Anzhela Stryzhevska opened a round table devoted to the issue of introducing the evaluating system for the prosecutor`s activity on January 24, 2019.

The leadership and employees of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine, as well as the prosecutors of the Odessa, Lviv and Kharkiv regions attended the event, organized with the support of the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine.

The participants of the round table discussed the problem of the absence of a tool for assessing the activity of public prosecutors in Ukraine on the basis of objective qualitative and quantitative criteria. The absence of such a system has been reflected in the recommendations of the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) in the fourth round of evaluation. According to the document, Ukraine is recommended to introduce regular assessments of the official duties by prosecutor’s performance in the legislative procedure.

In order to develop such a system, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine established working group, which, taking into account national experience and experience of the European Union prosecutor's offices (first of all the Republic of Latvia and the French Republic), as well as the conclusions of the Council of Europe experts, has developed a number of draft normative acts. In particular, the draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On Prosecutor's Office "was elaborated on the evaluation of prosecutors' activities, according to which the assessment will be carried out by the relevant commissions on a regular basis (every 4 years).

The purpose of the evaluation is, first of all, to assess the efficiency of the prosecutor`s activity, to identify individual needs for improving professional competence and professional growth.

In turn, the detailed evaluation procedure is set out in the draft Provision on the procedure for evaluating the activities of prosecutors, developed by the working group. The proposed system before its final regulatory fixing requires a practical test and possible revision. In addition, the need to elaborate objective evaluation criteria is also urgent.

In order to address these issues, 3 pilot regions (Odesa, Kharkiv, Lviv) were selected, based on the prosecutor's offices, the relevant evaluation models will be implemented.

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