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The law on the anti-corruption court must be passed by mid-June 2017. This is stated in the Memorandum with the IMF, which was published on Tuesday.

The package of laws necessary to prosecute corruption by high officials of the specialized and priority litigation. Recall that the anti-corruption court was established in accordance with the decision taken in June 2016, the Law of Ukraine “On judicial system and status of judges” and its activities will comply with the European Convention on human rights and other Council of Europe standards.

“We (Ukraine – ed.) will serve until mid-April 2017 to the Parliament the relevant draft legislative acts for adoption by mid-June 2017”, – the document says. Anti-corruption courts should start before the end of March 2018 .

It is noted that the bill will contain provisions to ensure the budgetary autonomy and the corresponding provision of anti-corruption courts, and to determine the selection process of the anti-corruption judges.

It is noted that in accordance with article 33.2 of the law of Ukraine “On judicial system and status of judges”, special requirements will be introduced in the proposed bill to ensure the compliance of candidates for positions of judges of anti-corruption demands not only an exemplary reputation and high professional qualities, but also requirements to possess the relevant specific skills required for the consideration of criminal cases related to corruption.

“Given this, the act will provide procedural rules, including exams and assignments to assess certain skills
candidates who will be based on a transparent assessment of candidates of the High qualifications Commission of judges of Ukraine with the involvement of respected professionals in the generally recognized ethical standards and experience in conducting anti-corruption proceedings, including the possible involvement of expertise and relevant experience gained in other countries”, – said in the Memorandum.

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