Administration of Justice

State Statistics Committee Table: "Criminal Justice: 1990-2007"

This site provides a numerical breakdown of each year and the total offences recorded, total convictions, number of persons indicted for administrative offences, civil cases considered by the courts (and with court decisions) and fires.

Ukraine Detention Profile - Global Detention Project

"Although Ukraine has seen a steady decrease in the numbers of arriving and transiting migrants in recent years, EU policymakers remain fixated on the country as a stepping stone into Europe. A case in point is the enormous sums of money Europe has spent to boost its detention capacity. In 2011, 30 million Euros were allocated to build nine new detention centres in Ukraine, reportedly with the aim of locking up “readmitted” migrants sent by EU countries. However, even Ukraine’s Accounting Chamber, a parliamentary body that oversees the use of the national budget, has contended that the country’s existing migrant detention capacity exceeds its needs, pointing out that there are two guards for every detainee. Complementing Ukraine’s growing detention infrastructure have been a slate of new laws aimed in part at regulating the treatment of non-citizens in the country, including the adoption of new immigration legislation in 2011. Some observers have pointed to detention-related gaps in the new law, including its failure to prohibit the common practice of re-arresting migrants upon release and detaining them again for the maximum period allowed."

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Ukraine

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Ukraine. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.

Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview

Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on Ukraine's anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

This overview presents a comprehensive overview of the drugs situation in Ukraine. Topics covered in the country overview include: drug use among the general population and young people, prevention, problem drug use, treatment demand, drug-related infectious diseases, drug-related deaths, treatment responses, harm reduction responses, drug markets and drug-related offences, national drug laws, national drug strategy, coordination mechanism in the field of drugs and drug-related research. Also included in the country report are key statistics on the drug situation and a barometer that indicates the prevalence profile and relative rating of the country.

Ukraine 2004 - Country Fact Sheet, Eurasian Narcotics

This site provides information about drug production and smuggling and counter-narcotics efforts of Ukraine.

Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Ukraine
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Ukraine

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Ukraine, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Crime and Human Rights in Ukraine

This report by The International Council on Human Rights Policy seeks to address the questions "what problems arise for civil society when surges in criminality occur, or when crime is perceived to intensify in periods of change? [W]hat responses and strategies can be identified?" This document specifically crime and managing public order in Ukraine, a country identified as in transition.

Research & Statistics

Statistical Publication - Ukraine
The Statistical Publications of Ukraine are aimed at presenting in a summarized form statistics on the social and economic situation in Ukraine.

Statistical Yearbook of Ukraine
The Statistical Yearbooks of Ukraine, aim at presenting in a summarized form statistics on almost all aspects of the economic and social life in Ukraine.

Ukraine in Figures
These detailed documents contain information about Ukraine, of special interest to WCJLN users is the section called "Criminal Justice." In this section, data may be found on crimes by category, drug crimes, attributes of convicted persons, and juvenile justice. The links will open a zip PDF file.