What do you think of the re­cent amend­ments to the text of the law on the anti-cor­rup­tion court?

Kyiv Post - - National -

Ser­hiy Alek­seyev, a deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada’s le­gal pol­icy and jus­tice com­mit­tee and law­maker from the pro-pres­i­den­tial Bloc of Petro Poroshenko. I haven’t re­searched the law, but I know Rus­lan Knyazevych (head of the le­gal pol­icy and jus­tice com­mit­tee) said ver­bally that there will be no ap­peals for cor­rup­tion cases other than through the anti-cor­rup­tion court’s (ap­peal cham­ber). It couldn’t be in the text of the law. It could be a mis­print. The mech­a­nisms in the law are tai­lor-made to make sure that this court will be cre­ated with­out any (po­lit­i­cal) in­flu­ence.

Sergii Leshchenko, a law­maker from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko and critic of the pres­i­dent. It’s just an­other at­tempt to sab­o­tage the anti-cor­rup­tion court and an­other ex­am­ple of how the Pres­i­den­tial Ad­min­is­tra­tion is de­rail­ing the cre­ation of an in­de­pen­dent court.

Ro­man Kuy­bida, a ju­di­cial ex­pert at the Rean­i­ma­tion Pack­age of Re­forms and mem­ber of the Pub­lic In­tegrity Coun­cil, a civil so­ci­ety watch­dog of the ju­di­cial sys­tem. The cur­rent law is bet­ter than the ini­tial bill, but it’s far from per­fect. (For­eign­ers) will not in­flu­ence the as­sign­ing of scores (to can­di­dates for judges of the court). Those who are afraid of the anti-cor­rup­tion court will do their best to ap­point their loy­al­ists there.

Markiyan Hal­a­bala, a lawyer who has par­tic­i­pated in ne­go­ti­a­tions with for­eign part­ners on the anti-cor­rup­tion court. The fact that these cases were not trans­ferred to the anti-cor­rup­tion court’s ap­peal cham­ber was ap­par­ently a re­sult of some agree­ments with sus­pects in cor­rup­tion cases.

Daria Kale­niuk, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Anti-Cor­rup­tion Ac­tion Cen­ter. (The clause on ap­peal courts) will bury ex­ist­ing cases of the Na­tional Anti-Cor­rup­tion Bureau of Ukraine. It is also in the in­ter­ests of the Pres­i­den­tial Ad­min­is­tra­tion to re­tain Chief Anti-Cor­rup­tion Pros­e­cu­tor Nazar Kholod­nyt­sky, and use him to pre­vent cor­rupt of­fi­cials from be­ing pros­e­cuted.

Mykhailo Zh­er­nakov, a for­mer judge and mem­ber of the Pub­lic In­tegrity Coun­cil. Cas­sa­tion (sec­ond ap­peals in cor­rup­tion cases) will be con­sid­ered by the Supreme Court’s crim­i­nal cham­ber, and that’s a prob­lem, (as the Supreme Court has been dis­cred­ited.)

Eka Tkeshe­lashvili, head of the Euro­pean Union’s Anti-Cor­rup­tion Ini­tia­tive in Ukraine, speaks at the open­ing of Cor­rup­tion Park, which was funded by the ini­tia­tive, in Kyiv's Na­tional Botanic Gar­den on June 1. Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko signed a law...

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