Political Points of the CPLR for 2 – 9 July

Political Points of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform include a weekly expert analysis of the most important processes in Ukraine in areas of constitutionalism, political parties and elections, governance and public administration reform, judiciary, combatting corruption, criminal justice, etc.

CPLR calls on to resolve problems caused by the poor preparation of certain provisions of the Law on the Anticorruption Court

1. CPLR expert opinion

In the Parliament, the draft law on amendments to the Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges” is being prepared for the second reading in connection with the adoption of the Law “On the Supreme Anticorruption Court” (No. 7441). This draft law makes it possible to resolve some problems caused by poor-quality preparation of the law on the Anticorruption court if the relevant amendments of the people’s deputies will be supported.

In particular, the following threats exist for the independent review of top-level corruption cases:

  1.  cases of high-level corruption, which are already considered by the courts, are not directed to the Supreme Anticorruption Court, even in the appellate instance;
  2.  the cassation instance for such cases will be the Supreme Court, the current composition of which was elected in accordance with the general procedure, without taking into account anti-corruption specialisation; the general procedure was rather manipulative.

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