Kyiv City Court of Appeal

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January 22, 2022

The Kyiv Court of Appeal is a former appellate court in the system of courts of general jurisdiction for civil, criminal, and administrative offenses. The activity of the Kyiv City Court of Appeal is regulated by the Law of Ukraine “On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges”. The court administered justice before the Kyiv Court of Appeal, which took place on October 3, 2018.

History

The Kyiv City Court (as a regional court) was established by the Decree of the Chairman of the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR of May 30, 1975 "On the Establishment of the Kyiv City Court and the Department of Justice of the Executive Committee of the Kyiv City Council of Workers' Deputies." On December 22, 1975, by the decision of the III session of the XV convocation of the Kyiv City Council of Workers' Deputies, the Kyiv City Court was elected consisting of a chairman, two deputies and 17 members of the city court for a term of five years. According to the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine“ On the Judiciary of Ukraine ”of June 21, 2001, the Kyiv City Court acquired the status of a court of appeal. On October 11, 2001, by order of Hryhoriy Zubets, Chairman of the Court, the Kyiv City Court was renamed the Kyiv City Court of Appeal.

Powers

According to the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges", the Court of Appeal of the city of Kyiv exercises the following powers: administers justice in the manner prescribed by procedural law; in cases provided by procedural law, considers cases of the relevant jurisdiction as a court of first instance; analyzes judicial statistics, studies and summarizes judicial practice, informs the relevant local courts, as well as higher courts about the results of generalization of judicial practice; provides methodological assistance to local courts in the application of legislation; exercises other powers determined by law. The powers of the appellate court during the consideration of appeals in criminal proceedings are defined by Article 407 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine: Following the appellate review of the appeal against the verdict or ruling of the court of first instance, the court of appeal has the right to: leave the sentence or decision unchanged; change the sentence or decision; cancel the sentence in full or h

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