Summary: – 1. Introduction. – 2. Accessibility of Justice in Civil Cases and Procedural Time Limits: General Principles. – 3. Observation of Procedural Time Limits under Quarantine Conditions: Experience of Ukrainian Legislation and National Courts. – 4. Concluding Remarks.
This article is devoted to the analysis of procedural time limits transformation under pandemic conditions implemented in the legislation of Ukraine during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, as well as the practice of their application in national courts. It is stated that inaccuracy and incompleteness in resolving important issues related to the extension and renewal of procedural time for the administration of justice under the quarantine creates obstacles to the implementation of the main tasks of civil proceedings. Inaccuracy in the regulation by procedural legislation of certain procedural terms, the possibility of their renewal and extension can significantly affect the movement of all civil proceedings as well as significantly impede the achievement of its goals.