Ukrainian parliament speaker signs law to launch Anti-Corruption Court

Ukrainian parliament speaker signs law to launch Anti-Corruption Court

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has signed the law on the organization and activity of the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) and on guarantees of the activities of its judges.

Parubiy wrote this on his Twitter page on Wednesday, July 18.

"Today I signed a law adopted by parliament, which introduces amendments to the law 'On the Judicial System and the Status of Judges' due to the adoption of the law of Ukraine 'On the High Anti-Corruption Court.' By doing so, I have finally put an end to discussions regarding the launch of the High Anti-Corruption Court," he wrote.

As reported, on June 9, Parubiy signed the law on the High Anti-Corruption Court, which was passed by parliament on June 7. On June 11, the document was signed by President Petro Poroshenko.

The document determines the principles of the organization and activities of the High Anti-Corruption Court as the highest specialized court in the judicial system, special requirements for judges of this court and guarantees of their activities, as well as the peculiarities of holding a competition for the position of a judge of the High Anti-Corruption Court.

According to the law, the High Anti-Corruption Court will administer justice as the court of the first and appellate instances in criminal proceedings concerning crimes attributed to its jurisdiction, as well as by exercising judicial control over the observance of the rights, freedoms and interests of persons in such criminal proceedings.

On June 16, President Petro Poroshenko said that he would do all he can to ensure the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court before the presidential election campaign in December this year. 


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