Summary: 1. Introduction. – 2. The Harmonization of National Legislation with ECHR Requirements as a Desideratum for Civil Justice Reforms in Ukraine. – 3. The Rule of Law as a Principle of Civil Procedure and the Application of the Case Law of the ECtHR . – 4. Right to a Fair Trial: the Ukrainian Context. – 5. Pilot Judgments of the ECtHR and Civil Procedure Practice. – 6. The Review of a Case on Exceptional Circumstances after the Judgment of the ECtHR. – 7. Conclusions.
The article addresses the impact of the ECHR and the case law of the ECtHR on civil procedure in Ukraine. In the context of the provisions of national legislation and judicial practice, the authors analyse the areas of the harmonization of national legislation with the requirements of the ECHR and the practice of the ECtHR in light of the 2016 constitutional reform of justice and the new edition of the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine. Special attention is paid to the embodiment of the rule of law principle during a trial in civil cases and the implementation of international standards of the right to a fair trial (para. 1 Art. 6 of the ECHR). From the point of view of institutional interaction between the ECtHR and national courts, the procedures of pilot judgments, the review of the case in exceptional circumstances were analysed.