On Monday, the High Council of Justice will consider the bill on the formation of the Anti-Corruption Court. The bill can be presented in the Parliament on Tuesday, as Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s President, said in the interview for the Ukrainian TV channels, the President’s Administration reports.
“On Monday, the High Council of Justice agenda has my bill on the implementation of the decisions the Law on the anti-corruption court and formation of the anti-corruption court to be discussed. I really hope that the consideration in the Council will be positive. And this will give me an opportunity to register this bill in the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday without wasting time. I will ask that the bill is voted for at the first reading and in general. So that this step towards the creation of the court is made as fast as possible,” Poroshenko said.
Poroshenko stated that he would sign the amendments to the law on the anti-corruption court if adopted.
“The President’s position is absolutely clear – it is presented in the bill, and I ask you to check it, registered on December 22. This norm was explained in the bill very clearly: all the cases which are passed to the other court during the process of the creation of the anti-corruption court have to be transferred to the anti-corruption court immediately,” the President noted.
Earlier, the law on the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court came into force on June 14.
As it was reported earlier, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on the Supreme Anti-corruption court on June 11.
On June 7, the 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 Supreme Anti-Corruption Court.