Weekly analytics for 3 – 10 January 2022

The Centre of Policy and Legal Reform has prepared its 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.

The President Appointed the SBI Director Contrary to the Constitution.

On December 31, 2021, the President signed the Decree No. 691/2021 “On Appointment of O. Sukhachev as Director of the State Bureau of Investigations”. Oleksiy Sukhachev’s candidacy was proposed to the President by a competition commission consisting of 6 members (the President and the Parliament each delegated 3 members to the commission).

Furthermore, according to the current version of the Law “On the State Bureau of Investigations”, the commission was supposed to consist of 9 members, but the Cabinet of Ministers failed to delegate 3 members that were to be elected based on proposals from the international organisations with which Ukraine cooperates in the area of preventing and combating corruption according to international treaties.

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