Adoption of the new Criminal Procedure Code in the wording of the Draft proposed by President Viktor Yanukovych will give a huge potential for conducting significant reforms in Ukrainian legal system. This view was expressed by John Enstrom, the U.S. Embassy’s to Ukraine Legal Advisor from the U.S. Department of Justice, during the "round table" meeting dedicated to the Draft Criminal Procedure Code discussion, ForUm learned from the press office of the Party of Regions.

"We have been working closely with the working group on reforming Criminal Procedure Code, and it was a very positive experience," the Adviser noted, according to "Law and Business."

Describing the Draft, John Enstrom said: "It is a huge step forward, and I see that the situation in Ukraine may change." "The key is, of course, the implementation of the CPC. It will be very difficult process because it will require considerable efforts and, to some extent, changes in thinking for the main participants of the Ukrainian legal system," he added.

"I think it is something new for them and change of rules of the game requires change in approached of many "players", including prosecutors, judges and lawyers," John Enstrom said.

Concerning the fact that the draft CPC was rated by CE experts generally positively, but there were also comments, the expert said: "I hope that these "rough moments"will be taken into consideration by Parliament and corrected before new CPC will be finally adopted".

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