The constitutional Commission approved changes to the Constitution in terms of justice

On October 30, the Constitutional Commission approved changes to the Constitution that were supported by the Venice Commission and agreed by the Working group on justice.
Changes to the Constitution regarding judicial reform must restore confidence in the authorities. Today the level of trust to courts and judges is extremely low. "And is it possible to build a legal state, successful European power without an effective judicial system? Certainly not." added during a meeting of the Constitutional Commission of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman.
In particular, it is contemplated that to provide professional legal assistance in Ukraine, the legal profession acts. Exclusively lawyer provides representation in court and protection from prosecution. The law can determined exceptions of representation in court in labour disputes, the protection of social rights or minor, and in relation to representation of minors and juveniles and recognized to be incapable or whose capacity is limited.
In accordance with the Transitional provisions of the representation of the Supreme and Cassation courts only by attorneys is carried out from 1 January 2017; in the courts of appeal from 1 January 2018; in courts of first instance from 1 January 2019.
Representation in courts of state authorities and local self-government will be made solely by counsel from January 1, 2019.
The project has passed several stages of discussion and approval of Ukrainian and international experts, representatives of factions of the parliamentary coalition, community activists.
The text of the draft amendments will be submitted for consideration of the President