Poroshenko initiates a bill about anti-corruption court

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wants to create an inter-factional working group to prepare the draft law on anti-corruption court.

About it reports RBC Ukraine.

“I appeal to Parliament with a proposal to create an inter-faction working group and how you can quickly prepare a draft law on anti-corruption court”, – said the head of state.

He said the anti-corruption court should be formed on a competitive basis under the supervision of the public, the press service of the President.

“However, I believe that it is impossible to have this court turned into a political Inquisition, as some dreams. I emphasize, this is not to be considered”, – said Poroshenko.

He stressed that this court should be effective anti-corruption institution, which is guided by the rule of law and the principles of national sovereignty.

“Therefore, in parallel with starting the process of adoption of the Law and creating an anti-corruption court will offer several quick solutions in order to accelerate the fight against corruption. I think that in the near future, you can create a specialized anti-corruption chamber in the new Supreme Court, which will appeal for all anti-corruption cases”, – said Poroshenko.

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We will remind, Poroshenko called for an immediate establishment of anti-corruption judicial authority. “The urgent is the issue of establishing special anti-corruption court. This body should be formed on a competitive basis of the judges with an impeccable reputation,” he said. The President stressed that this body should be “dependent only on law, but free from any extraneous influences.”

The EU advocated the creation in Ukraine of an anti-corruption chamber of the court is separate. This was stated by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at the summit Ukraine-EU. “The EU demanded from Ukraine to create a specialized anti-corruption court. Now we have agreed that Ukraine established within the framework of its judicial system specialized chamber on this issue, it will be enough”, – said Juncker.

Earlier Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko stated that he was against the creation of a special anti-corruption court. In the opinion of the attorney General, it would be easier to do because such a chamber will be established on the basis of the existing material base.

According to the Director of NABU Artem Sytnik, special anti-corruption court may appear in Ukraine in 2017. For this February 1, the Verkhovna Rada has registered a bill to create an anti-corruption court. The draft law proposes to create Higher anti-corruption court of 70 judges, which will be the accused all the things NABU and SAP.