Contrary to the obligations. The IMF is dissatisfied with the draft law Poroshenko on the anti-corruption court

The international monetary Fund has nine system comments to the draft law on anti-corruption court by President Petro Poroshenko. The IMF said that the paragraphs of the document are contrary to the commitments assumed by Ukraine to the international partners.

This is stated in the letter from the head of the IMF mission to Ukraine Ron van Roden to the head of the presidential Administration Igor Rainin, writes “European true”. Copies of the letter also sent to the Prime Minister, Parliament speaker, several Ministers, representatives of government and other officials.

In a letter to the IMF categorically excludes the possibility that the Fund will agree to the adoption of the presidential draft law on the anti-corruption court (AKS).

“The presentation of the President of the bill of AKS should be a step in the right direction (in combating corruption). However, with respect to the project, which was filed on December 22, we have serious reservations that a number of its provisions are not compatible with the obligations of Ukraine under the program of cooperation with the IMF, and also contrary to the recommendations of the Venice Commission”, – is spoken in the letter.

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Letter – three pages, the comments are divided into three groups – regarding the procedure of selection of judges, with regard to the provisions of the law aimed at braking create the AKS, as well as on the court’s jurisdiction.

“The bill creates a legal opportunity for additional delay in creating an anti-corruption court. The jurisdiction of the court should answer the jurisdiction of the NEB and SAP”, – stated in the letter from the IMF.

Most claims to the selection of judges. The IMF demand that the presidential Administration has implemented the recommendation of the Venice Commission and provided to the representatives of international donors anti-corruption issues the right to block the appointment of dishonest judges.

“The role of the public Council of international experts should be decisive, not Advisory (as in the President’s project)… a Negative decision of the Board on the candidate shall be binding on the High qualifications Commission of judges,” insisted the IMF.

The Fund want the Council included not only international organizations, but also representatives of donors, “in accordance with the recommendations of the Venice Commission”.

“The creation and launch of an anti-corruption court is a key task of the Ukrainian anti-corruption agenda… However, in the current form of law about AKS we’re ready to support it. The IMF is ready to help the presidential Administration to revise the law to bring it into line with the obligations the Ukrainian authorities and the recommendations of the Venice Commission”, – the document says.

Most of the recommendations of the IMF coincides with the complaints about the bill Poroshenko, the Ukrainian anti-corruption activists.

We will remind, Poroshenko said that the creation of an anti-corruption court kicks off this year.

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