According to the information of Samopomich MP Ruslan Sydorovych, 169 thousand decisions of Ukrainian courts, in which the state is the debtor, have never been executed.
“The problem has already taken on such monumental proportions that we are half a step away from the application the Council of Europe’s sanctions, since the Council is tired of persuading Ukraine that judicial orders must be executed and the guarantees provided by the state must be ensured,” said Ruslan Sydorovych.
A year ago, at the request of the MP, a subcommittee for the execution of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights was set up. The subcommittee has already started bringing some results.
“Yesterday, at a meeting of the interdepartmental working group, we developed an effective mechanism that will allow the state to fulfill all its obligations to Ukrainians who have not been able to obtain justice for years,” Ruslan Sydorovych said.
The lawmaker believes that once solving the problem of unexecuted decisions we must create such a system that will prevent similar problems from arising.
“Enforcement of judgments is a guarantee of the existence of the judiciary. Judicial decisions that are not executed make the existence of the judiciary meaningless. If there is no third branch of power – there is no democracy, if there is no democracy – there is no respect for human rights, there is no future for the state.
Therefore, we will seek to reform the system of execution of judicial decisions in such a way which will save thousands of Ukrainians the trouble of seeking truth in Strasbourg without finding it in Ukraine,” concludes Ruslan Sydorovych.