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Experts to discuss legal, political consequences of "Lozovyy's amendments"

Is there a political underlining to them?

Experts to discuss legal, political consequences of "Lozovyy's amendments"
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Gorshenin Institute will organize and host a roundtable entitled "Lozovyy's amendments. Legal and political consequences" at noon on Friday, 23 March.

Under the amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code, which were initiated by Radical Party MP Andriy Lozovyy and adopted on 3 October 2017, law enforcers must identify a suspect in a grave or especially grave crime within 18 months, in a medium-gravity case within 12 months, and in a criminal act within six months. If a crime is not solved by the deadline, the case must be closed.

Issues for discussion:

1. What problems do "Lozovyy's amendments" to the Criminal Procedural Code target?

2. What consequences may the restriction on the term of criminal investigations have?

3. How justified is the introduction of state monopoly on forensic tests?

4. What practical consequences will the introduction of "Lozovyy's amendments" have? What should law enforcers, judges and civilians expect? Lawyers' advice.

5. Is there a political underlining to them? If so, which kind?

Participants in the roundtable:

Viktoriya Ptashnyk, Ukrainian MP, lawyer,

Oleksiy Bahanets, deputy prosecutor-general of Ukraine (2014-2015),

Ihor Fomin, managing partner, Fomin and Partners lawyer association,

Yevhen Krapivin, lawyer, the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors in Law Enforcement.

The discussion is moderator by Natalya Klauning, director for communications at Gorshenin Institute.

For media accreditation, call (044) 2304962.

Any media coverage of the event must mention Gorshenin Institute as its organiser.

The event will be held at 18b, Mala Zhytomyrska St (enter through the arch from Mykhaylivskyy Lane), Kyiv.

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