Zelensky signs law on start of Anti-Corruption Court’s work

Zelensky signs law on start of Anti-Corruption Court’s work

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the law on the commencement of work of the High Anti-Corruption Court and clarification of the jurisdiction of the Court’s cases.

This is reported on the page of the Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘on High Anti-Corruption Court’ (regarding the commencement of work of the court)” on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

In the column on the date and status of the document, it is noted that the law was returned with the president’s signature on September 20.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada on September 18 adopted the law on the amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on the commencement of work of the High Anti-Corruption Court. The decision was supported by 323 MPs.

The law stipulates that the competence of the High Anti-Corruption Court as a court of the first, appellate instance, investigative judges covers criminal proceedings, the information about which is entered in the unified register of pre-trial investigations from the day of commencement of work of the court.

At the same time, this provision does not apply to criminal proceedings, the pre-trial investigation of which was conducted or has been conducted by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and completed by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office.

According to the law, all the criminal proceedings, the pre-trial investigation of which was completed by the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and which have not been heared at the courts of the first and appellate instances till the day of commencement of work of the High Anti-Corruption Court, are submitted to the HACC.

The law enters into force on the day after it is published in the earliest issue of the Holos Ukrayiny parliamentary newspaper.

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