Matiaszek moves to Rule of Law Consortium
KYIV - Petro Matiaszek will begin serving on February 24 as deputy director at the Rule of Law Consortium in Kyiv. The Rule of Law Consortium is a contract of the U.S. Agency for International Development and is administered by the ARD/Checchi Joint Venture based in Washington. Key components of the program include: drafting of legislation, judicial training, procuracy reform, law school assistance and administrative reform.
An American-born attorney, Petro Matiaszek came to Ukraine in 1994 to serve as legal counsel to the Council of Advisors to the Parliament of Ukraine, and later, as its executive director.
Following a constitutionally mandated reorganization of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, the Council of Advisors was disbanded at the close of 1996.
Mr. Matiaszek is also an international law lecturer at the PreCarpathian Stefanyk University Law School in Ivano-Frankivsk. His wife, Lydia Matiaszek, is the Kyiv director of the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, March 9, 1997, No. 10, Vol. LXV
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