Natalya Savinova, Dean of Maritime Law and Management Faculty, Doctor of Law, Professor of National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» participated in National Legal Forum “Access to Justice in the Judicial Reform Context” took place at the Luhansk State Univesity of Internal Affairs named after E.O. Didorenko on December 13, 2019.

Besides, the representatives of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Kherson Faculty of Odessa State University of Internal Affairs and others took place in the event.

The event was organized in partnership with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. The moderator of the event was Evgeni Pismensky, Head of Criminal Law Disciplines Department, Doctor of Law, Professor of the Luhansk State University of Internal Affairs named after E.A. Didorenko.

Within the framework of the forum, the following issues were discussed:

• decentralization reform and ways to ensure access to justice;

• reform of the criminal law: problems and prospects;

• organizational, legal and procedural aspects of the activities of law enforcement bodies and the court;

• access to justice in the context of the operation of the combined forces to ensure national security and defense in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.