On February 16, 2017 the expert discussion ‘Anti-corruption Court in Ukraine: Conditions for Efficiency’ will be held in the Ukraine Crisis Media Center (Kreshchatyk, 2) at 10:00 a.m. Among the participants are public authorities and representatives of civil society anti–corruption organizations who will discuss the conditions for effective implementation of anti–corruption court system and necessary elements of their efficient work.
Establishing specialized anti-corruption courts in Ukraine was one of the main Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommendations to combat corruption in Ukraine. Engaging international experts in this process is one of the requirements for the IMF to approve another tranche for Ukraine. The adopted the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Judicial System and the Status of Judges’ as of June 2, 2016 provides for the establishment the High Anti-Corruption Court. Society is currently debating the draft law on the anti-corruption courts. An article by Oleksandr Yevseev, an analyst at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, was published on the Novoe Vremya website discussing the prospects for the court. Additionally, the anti-corruption organization Transparency International Ukraine published a survey concerning the feasibility of establishing the anti-corruption court.
Why does Ukraine need the specialized anti–corruption court and what are the possibilities/risks of its establishment?
What is the international experience in establishing and working of such courts?
What jurisdiction should this court have?
What are the measures of efficiency for the anti-corruption court under the Ukrainian conditions?
Answers to all these questions will be discussed by Yehor Soboliev, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee, Nazar Kholodnytskyi, Deputy Prosecutor General, Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, Andrii Sliusar, Head of fighting grand corruption programme at Transparency International Ukraine, Oleksandr Yevseiev Expert in Program for Reforming of Law Enforcement and Judicial Systems Ukrainian Institute for the Future, Anastasiia Krasnosilska, Anticorruption Action Centre.
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Transparency International Ukraine is a national chapter of Transparency International, an anti-corruption NGO with over 90 national chapters; which operates in more than 100 countries. TI Ukraine’s mission is to limit the increase of corruption in Ukraine by promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in both the public authorities and civil society. You can learn more about the organization’s activity on the website www.ti-ukraine.org.
Ukrainian Institute for the Future is an independent think-tank, which forecasts changes and designs possible scenarios in Ukraine; provides expert analysis of the developments in Ukrainian foreign and domestic policies, provides specific recommendations for policy action; proposes effective solutions; offers a discussion platform of current topics. UIF is a joint project of the Ukrainian representatives of business, politics, and public sector. Founded in summer 2016.