Contents tagged with anti-corruption court

  • European Commissioner calls on Ukraine to launch Anti-Corruption Court

    During a joint briefing with the director of NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine), Artem Sytnyk ,the Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, said that he believes that a full-fledged Anti-Corruption Court would be able to provide fair solutions in corruption crimes cases, which are investigated by the NABU detectives.

     “First of all, I would like to note the effectiveness of the NABU work, which, despite constant pressure and resistance, has …

  • IMF: No Ukrainian officials have been brought to justice for corruption

    Ukraine has shown poor results in the fight against corruption, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “We see significant progress in establishing anti-corruption bodies. But at the same time, the effectiveness of the fight against corruption is very low. Not a single official has been brought to justice for acts of corruption despite the fact that Ukraine is widely perceived as a country with a high corruption level," the representative of …

  • Ukrainian President asks NATO countries for assistance in creating Anti-Corruption Court

    In an interview to Ukrainian TV channels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the leaders of NATO countries to provide Ukraine with international experts to assist in the establishment of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court (SACC), the press service of Poroshenko reports.

    "During the meetings with the leaders of the NATO state members at the summit I discussed the issue and urged them to provide Ukraine with international experts as soon as possible to help us form an independent …

  • US State Department commends the creation of an anti-corruption court in Ukraine

    The United States commends Ukraine for adopting a law on the Anti-Corruption Court and emphasizes the need to amend the law that will ensure this court considers existing cases under its jurisdiction, stated US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.

    "The United States commends Ukraine for adopting a law to establish an independent anti-corruption court. We were pleased to see this important piece of legislation passed with broad support in the Verkhovna Rada. With this move, Ukraine …

  • IMF welcomes creation of Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has welcomed the establishment of a High Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine, as noted in a statement by the Managing Director of the IMF following a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    “I am very encouraged by the adoption of the law on the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) by the Ukrainian parliament, which is an important step forward in the authorities’ fight against corruption. The new law …

  • The appeal provision of the Ukrainian anti-corruption court law was secretly amended

    Appeals for cases of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) which have already been submitted will be considered by the courts of general jurisdiction, not by the new Anti-Corruption Court.  

    This rule appeared in the text of the law promulgated on Wednesday.  

    The amendment addressing the appeal provision was not read out by the Head of the Committee on Legal Policy and Justice, Ruslan Kniazevych, in the session hall. Prior to the adoption of the law, this amendment was not …

  • Ukrainian President signs the law on Anti-Corruption Court

    President Petro Poroshenko announced via Twitter that he signed the Anti-Corruption Court Law, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, on June 7.  

    “Today, on this historic day—the anniversary of the visa-free regime—I sign the law ‘Law on the High Anti-Corruption Court’,” Poroshenko wrote. “It’s a key milestone of completion of creating an independent anti-corruption infrastructure in our country!”

    Establishment of the anti-corruption court is a key requirement of the western creditors. The …

  • IMF to study Ukrainian law on Anti-Corruption Court to ensure it complies with agreements

    Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department (COM) at the International Monetary Fund, has said that the IMF will now assess the law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on the creation of a High Anti-Corruption Court.

    According to Rice, IMF staff have expressed concern about the institutional role of the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance since the dismissal of Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk.

    The Verkhovna Rada supported Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman’s petition to dismiss Oleksandr …

  • Ukrainian Parliament passes law on anti-corruption court

    Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has passed a bill “On the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court”. 315 MPs voted in favor of law No. 7440.

    The day before, the Ukrainian government managed to reach an agreement with the creditors concerning an amendment to the powers of the Public Council of International Experts in the selection of judge candidates for the anti-corruption court.

    The council will consist of six people, and not seven as had been planned previously. A minimum of three votes will be needed to …

  • US Ambassador: Ukraine to lose billions of dollars if Rada does not adopt Anti-Corruption Court law

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch stated that Ukraine will be refused billions of dollars in international aid if the Verkhovna Rada fails to pass the law "On the High Anti-Corruption Court", which was agreed upon with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    "Failure to pass an IMF-compliant bill would erode Ukraine’s ability to fight corruption, prevent Ukraine from receiving billions of dollars in assistance, and destabilize the economy. Getting this right is essential for building a …