Ukrainian Politics

 Rada partially abolishes amendments to Criminal Procedure Code concerning investigators’ appeals to courts during pre-trial investigations

The agencies carrying out pre-trial investigations will be able to request courts not necessarily located in the same districts where these bodies are registered to get permission to make precautionary moves, conduct searches, and hold bail hearings.

A corresponding bill (No. 8151) on amendments to the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine to clarify certain provisions was supported by 256 people's deputies at the session of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, a correspondent for Censor.NET reports.

The law amended articles 132, 184, 234 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The amendments removed the provision saying that requests to make a precautionary moves, conduct a search, hold bail hearing, appoint an expert examination must be filed under decision of the investigating judge to a local court having jurisdiction within the same area where the pre-trial investigation body making a request is actually located (registered) as a legal entity.

According to the Final and Transitional Provisions, "the petitions of investigators, prosecutors to make precautionary moves or conduct searches that have been filed to appropriate courts will be considered under the existing procedure before new law enters into force.

The law was adopted taking into account the proposals by the Committee on Legislative Support of Law Enforcement.

According to the bill, the motions on making precautionary moves as well as investigator’s or a prosecutor’s request to impose restrictive measures can be submitted to a local general court of the same territorial jurisdiction with the pre-trial investigation body.

Searches will also be conducted under warrants of an investigating judge of the local courts located within the same territorial jurisdiction with the pre-trial investigation body.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3057093