The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a bill that will eliminate the potential problem of overload of judges of the Supreme court anti-corruption (WACHS) and the efficiency of the criminal proceedings for corruption crimes of the officials.

This is provided by the head of state bill No. 1025 on amendments to the law on Higher anti-corruption court (WACHS) relative to the beginning of the court’s work.

Jurisdiction of WAX as a court of first instance, court of appeal and the investigative judges applies to criminal proceedings, the information for which the criminal offense was entered in the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations with the Highest anti-corruption court; before the WAX, if the pre-trial investigation is carried out or carried out by the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, and completed by the prosecutors of the Specialized anticorruption Prosecutor’s office.

All petitions and indictments in these cases are filed to the investigating judges of the WAX, the appeal to the Appeals chamber of the WAX. If the case is not considered in the first instance and appeal to the court, such production is transferred to the WAX for consideration in the prescribed manner.