The Member of Ukrainian Parliament Valeriy Pysarenko initiated the juvenile justice process during civil and administrative proceedings in cases involving minors.
In his Draft Law on amending Article 18 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and the Status of Judges" regarding the strengthening of the protection of the rights of children (No. 8622), the Deputy also insists that the judges with high moral, business and professional qualities, work experience less than five years.
"In the absence of judges with the necessary length of service in the court, the person authorized to carry out criminal, civil and administrative proceedings against juveniles is elected from among judges who have the greatest work experience," – stated in the Draft Law.
Valeriy Pysarenko proposes to introduce the model of juvenile justice in the following cases:
- - in respect of minors who committed administrative offenses between the ages of 16 and 18;
- - the placement of children aged 11 years in the distribution centers for children;
- - on the administrative responsibility of parents (adoptive parents) or guardians (trustees) of minors for failing to fulfill their responsibilities for the upbringing and education of children;
- - the restriction of parents' capacity to act, the deprivation of children and deprivation of parental rights, the eviction of persons deprived of parental rights, if their cohabitation with children for whom they are deprived of parental rights is impossible;
- - on the restoration of parental rights and the resolution of disputes between parents on the residence of children;
- - on other issues related to the personal, residential and property rights of minors.
"World experience today does not know a more effective means of combating juvenile delinquency, as well as protecting their rights than the system of juvenile justice." The idea of such justice is that the offender is more important than the offense itself. Therefore, the task of the juvenile system is not the punishment of the offender, but restoration of violated rights, rendering assistance to minors who became victims of crimes, " - the Parliamentarian explained in the document.