Law on Higher Anti-Corruption Court submitted to Presidential Administration

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document is being prepared for signing by the president
20:05, 10 June 2018

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The Administration of the President of Ukraine received the law "On the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court". This was reported by the press center of the head of state on June 10.

It is noted that the document is being prepared for signing by the president.

We recall, on June 7, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted for the law on the establishment of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. The decision was supported by 315 deputies.

In particular, the law determines the procedure for holding a competition for the selection of anti-corruption judges.

According to the text of the bill in the second reading, the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court (SACC) will work with criminal proceedings against corruption crimes provided for in the note of Article 45 (1) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, art. 206 (2), 209, 366 (1) of the Criminal Code.

The law enters into force on the day after publication, with the exception of certain provisions that come into force with the commencement of the work of the SACC.

Andriy Parubiy, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, signed a law on the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court, as he stated at the press conference with the Irakli Kobakhidze and Andrian Candu, the chairmen of Georgia’s and Moldova’s Parliaments, in Kyiv, 112 Ukraine reports.

As it was reported earlier, President Petro Poroshenko is convinced that the process of creating an Anti-Corruption Court will be completed already in the first half of this year. He said this in an interview to Focus magazine during the discussion of the issue of Ukraine's cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

At the same time, Poroshenko stressed that, along with the position on the need to further strengthen the fight against corruption, the IMF notes significant economic growth and the implementation of reforms in our state. "I am proud of the fact that we managed to improve the investment climate, for these four years we reached more than 25 years ago," he said, noting that this is not only an assessment of the IMF, but also of the World Bank.

The Verkhovna Rada supported in the first reading the presidential bill number 7440 on the Anti-Corruption Court on March 1. Since that day, the head of state has called upon the people's deputies to speed up the work on the adoption of the full document.

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