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You're reading: Thought police for Ukraine’s lawyers

The Council of Advocates’ latest
initiative could, if seen out of context, appear comical. One of five committees
it has created is on ethics, and its new head is a lawyer portraying himself, in
pure Soviet style, as a concerned citizen seeking respite against bad language.
But it’s hard to laugh given that the committee he is to chair will be able to
propose disciplinary measures. Two further commissions will have the power to
strip lawyers of their licenses, a right that have been used a number of times
recently.

Andriy Tsykhankov, the anti-foul language
crusader, recently wrote a letter to the Council of Advocates expressing concern
over “infringements by some
advocates of the rules of professional ethics in their communications on the
Internet.”

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