• The President of the Federal Court of Justice, Bettina Limperg, receiving the President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, Yaroslav Romaniuk

    The President of the Federal Court of Justice, Bettina Limperg, receiving the President of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, Yaroslav Romaniuk

  • The delegation during the expert talk in Karlsruhe with Dr. Peter Frank, Public Prosecutor General at the Federal Court of Justice

    The delegation during the expert talk in Karlsruhe with Dr. Peter Frank, Public Prosecutor General at the Federal Court of Justice

  • Dr. Josef Christ, Vice-President of the Federal Administrative Court, talking to the Ukrainian Ambassador, Dr. Andrij Melnyk, and Yaroslav Romaniuk (from right to left)

    Dr. Josef Christ, Vice-President of the Federal Administrative Court, talking to the Ukrainian Ambassador, Dr. Andrij Melnyk, and Yaroslav Romaniuk (from right to left)

  • The delegation during a visit to the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig with Martin Steinkühler, judge at the Federal Administrative Court

    The delegation during a visit to the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig with Martin Steinkühler, judge at the Federal Administrative Court

From 26 to 29 October a delegation of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, headed by its President Yaroslav Romaniuk, came to Karlsruhe and Leipzig on a working visit. The President of the Federal Court of Justice, Bettina Limperg, received the Ukrainian judges of all four senates on the second day of the visit to hold expert talks focussing on the consistency of case law.

In Karlsruhe, the delegation was also welcomed by the new Public Prosecutor General, Dr. Peter Frank, who presented his agency and discussed general issues of public prosecution with his guests taking account of the current reform of the Ukrainian public prosecutor's office. Another item on the agenda was the visit to the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig. Here, the consistency of case law and the cooperation of the Federal Constitutional Court and other Supreme Courts was again a crucial topic. Given the fact that Ukraine has had an administrative jurisdiction for ten years, the German hosts emphasized its importance and particular role in the German legal system. The meetings in Karlsruhe and Leipzig also offered the opportunity to exchange opinions with the Ukrainian colleagues about the current judicial reform. A new court constitution law was adopted in Ukraine in February this year, and also the Constitutional Committee of the President is dealing with the reform of the judiciary in one of its working groups within the current constitutional reform.