On 23 March 2017, upon invitation by the managers of the Council of Europe project “Support to the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Ukraine”, Oleksandr Ovchynnykov participated in the first meeting of a work group tasked with the elaboration of an effective domestic remedy to accelerate judicial proceedings and/or obtain compensation for violations that had already occurred. The work group was established pursuant to an order of the Ministry of Justice. It is composed of representatives of State agencies and civil society.
Oleksandr Ovchynnykov informed the members of the work group about existing international standards for judicial proceedings in reasonable time. He also provided the participants with examples of successful domestic remedies that had been introduced by certain member states of the Council of Europe.