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 "Way is completely paved," - Ukraine's president approves anti-corruption court establishment

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and Status of Judges" in connection with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On the Supreme Anti-corruption Court".

As reported by Censor.NET citing the statement by the presidential press office, the amendments to the Law "On the Judiciary and Status of Judges" and the Law "On the Supreme Anticorruption Court" allow to ensure the effective launch and further functioning of the Supreme Anti-corruption Court, including its Appeals Chamber, which will become a significant step in the fight against corruption in Ukraine.

The law resolves some issues related to the organization of the work of the Supreme Anticorruption Court and guarantees of the the activities of its judges, in particular, it provides for the specification of the work of the chambers of higher specialized courts and consolidation of certain institutional, organizational, personnel and financial autonomy of the appeals chamber of a higher specialized court.

The law also stipulates that the advocation of cases of top corrupt officials will be carried out exclusively by the Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Anticorruption Court.

"With the adoption of this Law, the way to the establishment and operation of the Supreme Anticorruption Court is completely paved, so I appeal to the High Qualification Commission of Judges with a request to conduct a competition as soon as possible. I also request the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to request our international partners as soon as possible to delegate representatives to the Public Council of International Experts. I also appeal to all worthy lawyers - take part in the competition. The speed and effectiveness of combating corruption in Ukraine will depend on your principled position," the head of state wrote on social media. 

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3079479