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Poroshenko signs law on establishment of Supreme Anti-corruption court

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president did this during his speech before the graduates
11:52, 26 June 2018

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law on the establishment of Supreme Anti-corruption court on June 26 during the meeting with the graduates of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

“I made a decision that today and here we should sign the law on the establishment of Anti-corruption court that was approved in the first reading and generally in the extremely short term. I think it will be symbolical that the launch of this process takes place within these walls,” the president claimed.

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He noted that the law, excluding the final points, includes two articles.

“The first article is about the establishment of Supreme Anti-corruption court. The second article is that the location, territorial jurisdiction and status are defined by the law on Supreme Anti-corruption court. President Petro Poroshenko,” Ukrainian leader red out.

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The law obliges to form the Anti-corruption court within a year that should consist of at least 35 judges, 10 of which are representatives of the Appeal Chamber. The document offers the president to submit the draft law on the creation of the new court to the Verkhovna Rada.

During the month after the appointment of 35 judges, the senior of them should call a meeting at which they will determine the date of the beginning of the court’s work and solve the organizational matters.

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The law on Anti-corruption court came into force on June 14. It means that it should be established until June 14, 2019.

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.

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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