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  • The launch of the Supreme Anticorruption Court would be an element of rehabilitation of judicial system and a wet blanket for lawbreakers, pledges Volodymyr Groysman
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 12 July 2018 18:13

    The launch of the Supreme Anticorruption Court in Ukraine will be an element of the rehabilitation of the entire judicial system, a step towards restoring justice and trust in society, as well as a wet blanket for everyone who violates the law and replaces the interests of the state with personal interests. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman commented on the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of a law on amendments to the law on the judicial system and the status of judges regarding the launch of of the work of the Anticorruption Court. The document (No. 7414) was supported today, July 12, during the evening plenary session by 254 MPs. The Head of Government was present during the ballot, both while voting for important amendments to the document, and for the draft law as a whole.

    "I think that we have joined our efforts in order to pass the law. No matter what they say, but Ukrainians want to have the right to a fair trial and want to see fair sentences against corrupt officials no matter what positions they hold or where they work. The establishment of the Supreme Anticorruption Court was essential in terms of restoring justice", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.

    The PM highlighted that approval of the decision means the fulfillment of Ukraine's international obligations, as well as a step towards restoring confidence in the state institutions - both within the society, and among the international community and international investors.

    "The voting process looked rather dramatic, but I am happy that we could demonstrate consolidation and the decision was made. I express gratitude to all MPs who supported the decision, to the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada", said Volodymyr Groysman. "The key point is the restoring justice. This is a demand of the society. If an official is corrupt, the court must pass sentence. While the court must be independent. Then it would instill fear in (inevitability of) punishments. It would be a wet blanket for many of those. Therefore, I have been a supporter and will stand by such judicial institutions. They will make a healing impact on the situation within the authorities and in various spheres as well. This is a positive story."  

    Background

    Law (No. 7441) serves to complete the formation of an anticorruption vertical in Ukraine and appears an important element promoting cooperation with international partners of the State, primarily the IMF. The document, among other things, stipulates for an appeal procedure and the mechanism for case referral.

    The launch of the Supreme Anticorruption Court would be an element of rehabilitation of judicial system and a wet blanket for lawbreakers, pledges Volodymyr Groysman The launch of the Supreme Anticorruption Court would be an element of rehabilitation of judicial system and a wet blanket for lawbreakers, pledges Volodymyr Groysman