PPILC Spotlights Judicial Reform in Ukraine

BOSTON — On Thursday, June 15, Pioneer Public Interest Law Center will host “Judicial Reform in Ukraine: A Challenge That Must Be Met,” an event featuring Justice Robert J. Cordy (ret.) of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

A country must have an impartial, fair, and honest judiciary to construct a system of social justice and economic and political progress. In June 2021, the Ukrainian government announced the formation of the Ukrainian Judicial Ethics Council, which evaluates the integrity of present members and selects new members of Ukraine’s highest judicial governing body, the High Council of Justice.

Justice Cordy, a member of the six-person Ethics Council, will speak on his experiences and insights on the Council’s work, which was recently substantially concluded, as well as the ongoing legal reform efforts in Ukraine. Bohdan Vitvitsky, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. diplomat in the American Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, will join him in the discussion.

We’re holding our free event at the University of Massachusetts Club at One Beacon Street in Boston and via livestream. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program following and a post-reception at 7:30 p.m.

Seating for this thought-provoking and informative discussion is limited, so reserve your spot today—or consider becoming an event sponsor.


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