Next week the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will submit his draft law on the Anti-corruption court to the Parliament, given that the MPs unblock the process, as the President said in his speech today at the opening of the Supreme Court meeting.
“I hope that the Verkhovna Rada will finally unblock the situation with the Anti-corruption court next week by withdrawing the registered draft laws that are unconstitutional and recognized as not corresponding to the basic demands of the judicial system of anti-corruption legislation by experts, including the Venice Commission. Next week I will submit the corresponding bill for hearing by the Ukrainian Parliament,” he said.
Poroshenko emphasized that creating an anti-corruption court is important for both the society and improving the image of Ukraine in the world.
The draft law 'On anti-corruption courts' was registered in the Verkhovna Rada in February 2017. The MPs attempted to remove it from the hearing many times to register a new initiative but they failed to do this. The existing versions of the draft bill weren’t supported by the Venice Commission as some of the provisions appear to be unconstitutional.