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Verkhovna Rada adopts law on denouncers of corruption

Source : 112 Ukraine

252 MPs voted in favor of it
12:36, 17 October 2019

Zoya Shu/112.ua

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the bill No. 1010 on the denouncers of corruption.

According to the law, the denouncer is a person who has reported possible corruption or corruption-related offenses - if such information became known to him/her as the result of his/her professional, economic, social, scientific activities, her military service, educational work or its participation in the procedures required by law to commence such activities.

A denouncer who reported a corruption crime has a right for remuneration in case the sum of it or the damage it caused to the state exceeds the amount of the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons five thousand or more times (as of the beginning of the current year – 386,749 dollars).

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The rate of remuneration is 10% of the corruption crime’s sum, but not more than 3 thousand minimum wages (504,082 dollars for 2019).

As we reported earlier, Law No. 187-IX on Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code came into force in Ukraine. The document was published in the official parliamentary edition yesterday.

The authorized bodies of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) were granted the right to withdraw information from transport telecommunication networks. In doing so, telecommunication operators should assist and do not disclose received information.

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