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Ukraine's Supreme Anti-Corruption Court to start working in August or September

Olena Tanasevych was elected Head of the Court
18:04, 7 May 2019

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Supreme Anti-Corruption Court intends to start working in either August in September 2019. Oleg Pavlyshyn, the Acting Head of the legal authority, said that as quoted by UNN news agency.

Earlier on May 7, Olena Tanasevych, the former judge of Pechenizky district court of Kharkiv region has been elected the head of Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of UkraineUNN news agency reported that Tuesday.

She was elected under the secret voting procedure. Tanasevych claimed 23 votes, with at least 20 necessary to pass the decision. 

Her closest rival Olga Salandyak came second in the race, claiming only 10 votes of 20 necessary.

Related: Poroshenko appoints 38 judges of Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine

Tanasevych graduated from Kharkiv Law Academy named after Yaroslav the Wise. She's been working as the judge since 2012; her sister is also a judge who worked for the business court of Kharkiv region. 

Olena Tanasevych will be chairing the supreme anti-corruption judicial authority for the next three years.

The law about the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine took effect in June 2018; it foresees that the authority should start working by June 2019. 38 judges were appointed by President Petro Poroshenko last month. 

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