On July 05, 2017, within the framework of working group activities aimed to improve court organization, the Kyiv Court of Appeal was visited by delegates of the Ukrainian-Canadian project «Support to Judicial Reform». The foreign delegation was headed by Pamela Ryder-Lahey, the project expert in judicial administration. Other honorable guests included Yuliia Burianova, project specialist in practical training, Mariia Melnikova, operational support director of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine, and Viacheslav Kornitsov, specialist in security provision of the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine.
In his welcoming word for the honorable guests, the head of staff of the Kyiv Court of Appeal Oleh Radchenko thanked the representatives of the Ukrainian-Canadian project for their interest in the organization of the court operations, and noted that, with support of the president of the Kyiv Court of Appeal, active work was being carried out to technically improve and optimize the court premises with the application of state-of-the-art communication technologies to satisfy the needs of visitors in conformity with the demands of time, strengthen judicial credibility and high-quality development of a dialogue between the judicial authorities and the public.
Upon the visit of the delegation to the largest courtroom of the Kyiv Court of Appeal, visitors were informed of the modern informational and telecommunication technologies currently used at the institution and facilitating effective administration of justice. In particular, visitors were pointed out that there were video conference communication technologies used during court hearings which enabled increased efficiency of time management, usage of financial and human resources, increased number of considered cases within a certain period of time, and reduced pending terms for an individual case.
Besides, guests were able to assess the advantages of using the electronic queue management system that the Kyiv Court of Appeal was the first to introduce among all courts of Ukraine for the purposes of improving the visiting conditions and minimizing the amount of documents and procedural activities.
Guests were especially interested in the museum of the Kyiv Court of Appeal that was established at the court to preserve documents, materials, evidence of the ways of court organization and court proceedings development in Ukraine and the Kyiv Court of Appeal in particular since the Kyivan Rus times till today.
At the end of the visit, the delegates of the Ukrainian-Canadian project «Support to Judicial Reform» thanked the court representatives for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to them and interesting guided tour of the court.
The press service of the Kyiv Court of Appeal informed