Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2015

In Osteuropa 1-2/2015
Teil des Dossiers Ukraine

Herculean Task
Rule of Law and Courts in Ukraine

Wilfried Jilge

Deutsche Fassung


The success of reforms depends to a considerable extent on establishing a state based on rule of law with an independent judiciary. A functioning state based on rule of law strengthens the confidence of citizens in their government, guarantees the protection of property, and provides security for investment. It is a basic precondition for restarting the economy. In Ukraine, the judiciary was politicised and corrupt, the idea of a state based on rule of law discredited. Society and politics face a fundamental task.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2015, pp. 181–192)