Zelensky approves restart of State Bureau of Investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law will enter into force the day after its official publication
14:12, 24 December 2019

President's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the restart of the State Bureau of Investigation. He signed the relevant bill No. 2116 today.

According to the law, the State Bureau of Investigation will not be a central executive body, but a state law enforcement agency.

The Director of the State Bureau of Investigation is appointed by the President upon submission of the selection committee. The composition of the commission remains the same: three members appointed by the president, three – by the parliament and there are three nominations from international partners approved by the government.

The work of the commission will be provided not by the Cabinet’s Secretariat, but by the President's Office. The meetings of the selection committee will be broadcasted on the presidential website.

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Parliamentary scrutiny of the State Bureau of Investigation is now getting more intense.

MPs are about to hear an annual report of State Bureau’s of Investigation Director on the results of activity over a year. Following the discussion, Verkhovna Rada approves the report and recognizes the work of the State Bureau’s of Investigation Director as satisfactory or unsatisfactory - and this is the grounds for dismissal.

The law will enter into force the day after its official publication.

As we reported earlier, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (VRU) approved bill No. 2237, which amends legislation to restrict MPs' parliamentary immunity, in its second reading.

The broadcast was provided by the official Rada Channel.

During the revision for the second reading, the bill stipulated that the people's deputies were not legally responsible not only for the results of voting or expression in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and its bodies, but also during the discharge of their parliamentary powers. This rule was one of the most debatable, however, it was endorsed by 326 votes.

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