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Law on restart of National Agency for Prevention of Corruption comes into force

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document abolishes e-declarations for anti-corruption activists
16:35, 18 October 2019

NAPC
National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine

Law on restart of National Agency for Prevention of Corruption came into force in Ukraine on October 18.

The document abolishes e-declarations for anti-corruption activists. These are natural persons who receive money or property through assistance programs, including in the sphere of prevention, counteraction to corruption; the law introduces standards in anti-corruption policy; heads of public anti-corruption organizations.

The management of NAPC is changed from collegial to single. Only the head will be responsible for the legality, transparency and efficiency of the agency. The government upon submission of selection commission will appoint the NAPC head.  

The selection commission will be composed of six people (three are appointed by the government and three – by international partners), but is plenipotentiary if at least four people are present and at least three are nominated by international donors. The commission will make its decision by four votes, three of which must belong to those nominated by the donors.

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It is envisaged that selection commission on open meeting will determine the candidate from among those who passed the interview. Such candidacy is submitted to the government.

The NAPC head may be removed from office early if the independent evaluation committee finds the Agency ineffective.  

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada approved the bill on resetting the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC). 237 MPs voted for the decision, most of the m from the Servant of the People faction.

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