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10.07.2017

Another criminal proceeding in relation to unlawful actions of the law-enforcement authorities’ officials


Our specialists have successfully represented our client – international organization in the field of policy studies – in respect of binding the prosecution service to initiate criminal proceedings and launch pre-trial investigation in relation to the officials of the Security Service of Ukraine guilty of breach of rights of the organisation’s employees.

The situation arose from halting of one of the organisation’s employee by the group of some unidentified individuals during boarding the plane for the purposes of resistance to his departure, under the guise of personal search. Such persons began to use violence against him, chin, take away his belongings and attempted to arrest him. By this they breached a range of rules of effective legislation governing powers of the law enforcement authorities’ officials. As it became clear later, the officials of the Security Service of Ukraine turned out to be those individuals. Thus, the client addressed to the prosecution service with an application on criminal offence against unlawful actions of the officials of the Security Service of Ukraine guilty of breach of rights of the organisation’s employee. Yet, the prosecution service denied, in violation of law, to initiate criminal proceedings and launch pre-trial investigation further to respective application.

Thus, our specialists launched judicial appeals against unlawful actions of the prosecution service. As a result of such appeals The Court ruled and bound the prosecution service to initiate criminal proceedings and launch pre-trial investigation in relation to the law-enforcement authorities’ officials guilty of breach of rights of the organisation’s employees.

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