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Rada passes law reinstating anti-corruption agency’s powers

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted law No. 4470 introducing amendments to the legislation of Ukraine “On Corruption Prevention” to reinstate the institutional system for blocking corruption.

According to an Ukrinform correspondent, 300 MPs voted for the document at a parliament conference on Tuesday, December 15.

The legislation provides for the restoration of the institutional system for blocking corruption, taking into account Constitutional Court of Ukraine decision No. 13-r/2020 of October 27, 2020, which declared unconstitutional specific pieces of the regulation of Ukraine “On Corruption Prevention” and as a result, the Countrywide Agency on Corruption Avoidance (NACP) lost substantially of its powers.

“It is proposed to reinstate the powers of the Countrywide Company on Corruption Avoidance, which include with respect to judges and the judges of the Constitutional Courtroom of Ukraine, with the institution of sure peculiarities of the countrywide agency’s powers to ensure rigid observance of ensures of their independence. This tactic will take into account Constitutional Court docket of Ukraine final decision No. 13-r/2020 and will aid maintain the effectiveness and proportionality of the institutional system for preventing corruption,” the explanatory observe to the bill reads.

The law offers for open up round-the-clock access to the one condition sign-up of asset declarations of folks approved to complete the capabilities of the condition or neighborhood self-federal government the introduction of the authorized regulation of peculiarities of settling conflict of desire in the activity of different classes of persons, the get of manage around and comprehensive verification of asset declarations, and monitoring a way of daily life of people who submit declarations. The document also envisages the course of action for applying some supplemental financial handle steps and presents lawful regulation on liability for corruption and corruption-similar offenses.

The Constitutional Court docket of Ukraine on Oct 27 declared unconstitutional Report 366-1 of the Prison Code furnishing for penalties for wrong declaration of belongings. The Constitutional Courtroom also declared unconstitutional the NACP’s powers to confirm the asset declarations of officers, keep an eye on the way of life of people who submit declarations, create the timeliness of submission of declarations, and provisions on open up access to declarations in the one state sign up.

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