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Ukrainian parliament adopts law on Anti-corruption court

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document was included in the agenda by 245 MPs votes
14:42, 21 June 2018

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law #8497 on the creation of Supreme Anti-corruption court. 265 MPs voted for it as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

The document includes two articles. The first one – "to create Supreme Anti-corruption court."

According to the second, the location, territorial jurisdiction and status of Supreme Anti-corruption court are determined by the law "On Supreme Anti-corruption court."

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The law will come into force the next day after its publishing.

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

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.

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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.

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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