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Law on Anti-corruption court published at official parliamentarian newspaper

The document will come into force tomorrow, except some norms that will start their work after the opening of a new court
11:30, 13 June 2018

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A law #2447-VII on Supreme Anti-corruption court was published at the official parliamentarian newspaper “Holos Ukrayiny”.

The Anti-corruption court will consider the cases under the investigation of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. It can start the work when at least 35 judges will be hired. The judges will be selected by the Supreme Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine. Both foreigners and Ukrainians can become the members of this commission. The Supreme Qualification Commission and the international experts can make a decision at the session whether the nominee has a right to occupy the post of the judge at the Anti-corruption court.

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The law will come into force on June 14, except some norms that will start their work since the opening of a new court.

The document offers the president to submit one more draft law to the parliament – the law on the creation of the Supreme Anti-corruption court.

As we reported Petro Poroshenko has signed the law 'On Supreme Anti-Corruption court'.

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We recall, 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.

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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 SACC.

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.

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