Civic Support of Anti-Corruption Court Establishment

An efficiently functioning independent justice system is an inherent element of any democratic country where the rule of law prevails. A significant number of systemic reforms are being implemented throughout the last years, including that of the judiciary branch. Nonetheless, the majority of them have not yet produced tangible results, and success of the entire process depends on the ability of the justice system to function independently and efficiently, avoiding any influence of third parties.

Politically motivated forces often influence the current justice system, in particular when it comes to cases linked to corruption. Thus, the society does not trust the current justice system, and corrupt officials often escape prosecution. Therefore, there is a pressing need in the establishment of an independent judiciary institution that would review the cases investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Currently, there is an ongoing discussion in the Ukrainian society as to how this judiciary institution should work and how judges should be selected. Ukrainians are objectively doubting the extent to which the situation with the fight against corruption may change once such an institution is established.

Hence, facilitation of anti-corruption discussion will enhance citizens’ awareness of the need to establish a specialized anti-corruption court and further push the judiciary reforms forward in Ukraine.

The main purpose is to boost the level of citizen involvement in different regions of Ukraine and their support of the anti-corruption court establishment.

Project duration: 4 months; 01.07.2017-30.10.2017

Donor: Czech Republic Transition Promotion Program

Project Coordinator: Maksym Kostetskyi

Publications

Yaroslav Yuchyshyn: “Your Voters Trust International Partners with Anti-Corruption Court. Still Ignoring It?”

83% of Ukrainians consider the fight against corruption in Ukraine unsuccessful. This is the result of the May survey carried out by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. Even though in 2017 Ukraine slightly improved its score…

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Fight against Corruption in Ukraine: Public Opinion

The absolute majority of the population (83%) considers corruption counteraction in Ukraine unsuccessful, with 50% believing it to be a total failure. Nine per cent consider corruption counteraction successful, with only 1% considering it entirely successful. Compared…

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Yaroslav Yurchyshyn: Why MPs Are Stalling with Passage of Law on the Anti-Corruption Court

MPs had three days to consider 1925 amendments to the draft law “On Anti-Corruption Court.” High time they stopped dragging it out. Doing so, Ukraine violates its commitments to the IMF and other international partners. Optimists,…

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