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Help to Victims of Family Violence in Kyrgyzstan and Web-Platform for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Kenya. What Other Projects Have Been Incubated in KyivLEPP Program?

Unfortunately, many countries in the world have the systems of justice that give additional opportunities to the privileged strata of population only and, on the contrary, limit opportunities for the vulnerable. The main purpose of the second KyivLEPP 2020 Legal Empowerment Practical Program by the Ukrainian School of Practical Knowledge is to change this situation. Five problems and five solutions On Tuesday, representatives of five groups participating in KyivLEPP 2020 told about current problems in their motherlands and proposed the ways of solution thereof. The first were guests from Kyrgyzstan with presentation of their project. According to them, number of

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Working From Home or in Office: How to Register Duly Employment Relationship in the Pandemic

The topic of the third webinar within The European Pro Bono Week 2020 was Employment Relationship in a Public Organization. During the webinar, lawyer of Kyiv office of the largest international law firm Dentons Oleksandra Piskun shared her experience in drawing up employment agreements in the COVID-19 pandemic and told about nuances of cooperation between public organizations and individual entrepreneurs. We have brief notes of main points in her lecture. An employment agreement is often termless; however, if a person is hired for a particular work, for example, implementation of a program with the term of 2 to 3 months, it should be specified in

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Counteraction to Corruption and Personnel Turnover. What the Code of Ethics of an Organization is Capable of and How It Can be Compiled?

The European Pro Bono Week 2020 is over in Kyiv; during this time the best lawyers of the country have advised free of charge representatives of public organizations. The topic of the final on-line meeting was the Code of Ethics in a Public Organization. During the webinar, senior lawyer of the world’s international law firm Dentons Kyiv Office, Head of the task force on counteraction to corruption of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine Ihor Svitlyk told what this document is required for and how to make it persistently enforceable by both your employees and partners. The Ukrainian Legal Aid

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What Prevents Establishing a Paralegal Mobile Office for the Residents of Distant Townships? Testing the Projects of KyivLEPP 2020 Participants

Five KyivLEPP2020 paticipating teams had been developing projects intended to enhance access to justice in five countries of the world throughout the previous week. Last Friday, experts assessed feasibility of these ideas. KyivLEPP is referred to Kyiv Legal Empowerment Practical Program, the incubator of innovative ideas in access to justice in Ukraine and worldwide. KyivLEPP 2020 has been implemented due to joint cooperation of colleagues from the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation , Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision , Legal Development Network, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, legal club PRAVOKATOR.Kyiv and expert and financial support by The Human Rights and Justice program of the International Renaissance

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From Kenya to Poland. KyivLEPP will Finance Projects in Five Countries of the World to Enhance Access to Justice

Participants of #KyivLEPP2020 Idea Incubator had been developing projects intended to enhance access to justice in five countries of the world throughout the previous week. They “passed” their ideas through the design-thinking methodology which which you can immerse in an issue of access to justice, define target groups, focus yourself, review alternatives to the problem solving, secure your ideas with crash test, and make presentation of the same upon the cycle completion.  On Monday, the last day of the program, teams presented ultimate versions of the decision prototypes that have been worked out during training. Kenya has developed the promotion

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Fruits of the Legally Empowered Community. Community of Shyroke Approved the Legal Aid Program

Members of the Legally Empowered Community Program who joined to its implementation in 2019 capture the first substantial victories. The Shyroke community (Zaporizhzhia region) became the first among members of the Legally Empowered Community which secured the adoption of the local legal aid program. It is especially valuable because this has been the first-ever project of such scope for the local organisation STEP which is the principal program administrator. It should be reminded that the main task of the Legally Empowered Community training practical program is researching and working up the findings-based solution which will most meet the community demands.

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Where to Get Legal Aid: Online Training for Community Advisers

Why the Ukrainians still often prefer corruptive ways to solve their problems? This phenomenon has some fundamental reasons: cultural traditions and the Soviet legacy to social behaviour belief that justice is always costly wish to solve the issue as soon as possible and effortlessly But the most common is the reason which in our overloaded with information time seems to be odd: ignorance of own rights and available opportunities to protect the same. Just a minor share of the population may say for sure where they can get legal advice, where they can be assisted with writing application or claim,

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Community Advisers Have Rendered Help to Over 6 Thousand Individuals Since 2020

Now, over 140 community advisers can be counted all over Ukraine. And another 95 can join them by early next year. Just as many as that were selected among the most active residents of various regions of the country to take a special training program. Training for advisers to-be will start this week and take three months.  They will learn how to better understand people’s problems and where to look for assistance to solve them out, how self-government works, what tools for influencing authorities are available, how the budgeting is effected and many other things. Training is given by the

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Participants of the KyivLEPP 2020 – Kyrgyzstan

We are glad to introduce you to the KyivLEPP 2020 participants. Kyrgyzstan team Develops a model of paralegal network

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Participants of the KyivLEPP 2020 – North Macedonia

We are glad to introduce you to the KyivLEPP 2020 participants. North Macedonian team Team works on a model of Mobile office for paralegal aid:

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Participants of the KyivLEPP 2020 – North Macedonia

We are glad to introduce you to KyivLEPP 2020 participants. Innovators team from the North Macedonia North Macedonian team is looking for a systemic solution to prevent the blocking of social bank accounts, which will allow vulnerable communities not to remain below the poverty line during quarantine:

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Participants of the KyivLEPP 2020 – Poland-Ukraine

We are glad to introduce you to the KyivLEPP 2020 participants. Polish-Ukrainian team of innovators The team works on the communication platform for students, curators and clients of legal clinics of both countries:

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