Type: Seminar

Supporting government transparency in Ukraine: The role of NGOs and EU policymakers

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Speaker

Tinatin Tsertsvadze (Policy Analyst | Open Society European Policy Institute)

Date & Time

Jan 25, 2021, 11:30 am-12:45 pm EST
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Location

This is a Virtual Event.

In October 2020, Ukraine’s Constitutional Court ruled that the country’s National Agency on Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) could no longer publish the electronic asset declarations of government officials. The court also struck down the imposing of criminal liability on government officials who provide false information on these asset declarations.  The court’s decision represents a significant setback for government transparency advocates. The ruling may also negatively impact Ukraine - EU relations.

This workshop will have students analyze the role that international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can play in raising awareness of, and advocating for, increased government transparency in Ukraine. During the workshop, students will consider the practical steps NGOs can take to obtain buy-in from both Ukraine-based civic organizations and EU policymakers to advance anti-corruption efforts.

Tinatin Tsertsvadze, a policy analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute, will lead this workshop. She is an expert on human rights and rule of law policy in the European Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Before joining the Open Society European Policy Institute, she worked at the Human Rights and Democracy Network and the Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue.

Participating students must agree to complete select readings and a brief writing assignment prior to the workshop session. More details will be provided upon registration.

Note: Space is limited. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

This event is co-sponsored with LSA’s Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES).