The IMF welcomed the adoption of the law on the anti-corruption court, but expect the lifting of the rules on appeal

The IMF welcomed the adoption of the law on the anti-corruption court, but expect the lifting of the rules on appeal

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Lagarde and Poroshenko discussed the creation of the court.

International monetary Fund welcomes the adoption of the law on the corruption court, but the abolition of the rules on appeal.

This is stated in the statement of the managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde at the end of the conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“I am very encouraged by the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on Higher anti-corruption court, an important step in fighting government corruption. The new law opens the way for the establishment of an independent and strong anti-corruption court, which together with existing agencies (NEB and Special anti-corruption Prosecutor’s office) will contribute to ensuring accountability and justice, which require citizens of Ukraine from their public servants,” – said in a statement, Lagarde.

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The second reading continues. Next week the Verkhovna Rada will have the opportunity to take the act as a whole. MPs slow the process, but that new political institutions to be. June 5-7 the law must be voted on. Otherwise, Ukraine will not receive IMF tranche. The establishment of this court is a test of the political will of the political elite to combat corruption.

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The managing Director of the IMF “commended the Ukrainian President for his leadership that helped to adopt the law” and congratulated his intention to ensure the functioning of the court until the end of the year.

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Lagarde and Poroshenko agreed that the Parliament must quickly adopt any additional legislation submitted by the President for the formal establishment of the court, as well as the necessary changes to restore the requirement that the anti-corruption court will consider all cases within its jurisdiction, including relevant judicial decisions of first instance, as it was in the bill adopted in the first reading.

“We also agreed to work closely, including with the government, with the aim of timely implementation of this and other events, in particular concerning gas prices and budget, which are critical to completion are expected to be considered in the framework of the program support program of the IMF in Ukraine,” – said in a statement, Lagarde.

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We will remind, on 7 June, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft law establishing an anti-corruption court. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy has signed the law on June 9, Ukrainian President two days later, on June 11.

The creation of an anti-corruption court should complete a large-scale anti-corruption reform in Ukraine and to give impetus for further active cooperation with Western partners, since the adoption of the bill was perhaps the most important requirement for further funding.

After the publication of the text of the bill was that thanks to one of the amendments a number of top officials can avoid punishment for their crimes. Edit introduced into the law a provision, according to which the appeal regarding the sentences in cases of NABU and SAP announced the creation of the anti-corruption court will not consider his appeal chamber and courts of appeal of General jurisdiction.

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