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EU MP Bennion: Political pressure on Kyiv District Administrative Court unacceptable

Bennion reminded that the EU consistently supports the judicial reform process in direction of the European standards, set by the European Council
21:43, 16 August 2019

Phil Bennion
Liberal Democrats

The investigation of applications about possible corruption should not put at the risk the independence of the justice system. The European Union will be observing the respect of this principle. This the EU MP Phil Bennion stated while commenting on the case of the District Administrative Court in Kyiv, as Hlavkom reports.

“The independent judicial system is an extremely important function of the ordinary democratic processes in any country. The European Union works with the Ukrainian government to find ways to provide a minimal level of corruption and the independent justice system. It is not a bilateral choice,” he said.

Bennion reminded that the EU consistently supports the judicial reform process in direction of the European standards, set by the European Council.

Related: Zelensky's team not involved in searches at Kyiv District Administrative Court

Particularly the European Union helps Ukraine to develop the national legislation concerning the judiciary. The EU intends to insist on the implementation of the principle of the independent judicial system by officials and law enforcement.

As it was reported earlier, the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) registered the application relating to the NABU searches conducted in Kyiv City Administrative Court on July 26.

 

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