Ukrainian Parliament considers bill on Supreme Anti-Corruption Court

Source : 112 Ukraine

The draft law is considered in the second reading
10:47, 7 June 2018


The Verkhovna Rada

Ukrainian lawmakers go on considering the draft law on the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court. This is mentioned in the official agenda, as published on the website of the Parliament, the hearing is broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Ukraine's Prime Minister and President arrived at the Parliament, where the preparation to the June 7 voting is underway.

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.

This bill provides that the Anti-Corruption Court will consider cases if the subject of the crime or the damage caused is at least 500 times higher than the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons (from January 1, this is UAH 881 thousand). This is the basic condition. And it does not matter who considered the case - the National Police, Prosecutor General's Office or NABU. Some of the articles describe violations related to drugs or weapons, but there are no articles regarding electronic declaration.


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