One-third of court cases by independent prosecutors not reviewed, Parubiy says

2018/6/12 16:08:19

“I am sure that next year, we will be witnesses to the first cases of this court [High Anti-Corruption Court],” Parubiy said. “And believe me, this will be verdicts that all of Ukraine will be proud of. These will be verdicts that will change our country.”

 


KYIV, June 12, 2018 - Fifty out of 138 criminal cases submitted to Ukraine’s courts by the independent National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution have not been reviewed at all, Concorde Capital informed clients based a statement made by Parliamentary Speaker Andriy Parubiy on a television talk show. Some cases have been lying in the courts for a year and a half. Such a lack of judicial action is evidence of the need for the High Anti-Corruption Court approved by parliament June 8, he said. “I am sure that next year, we will be witnesses to the first cases of this court,” Parubiy said. “And believe me, this will be verdicts that all of Ukraine will be proud of. These will be verdicts that will change our country.”

 

Another bill is needed to ensure the High Anti-Corruption Court demanded by the IMF is functioning “physically and legally,” MP Mustafa Nayyem told the hromadske.ua news site on June 8. “It’s impossible to create the anti-corruption court without one more bill, which President Poroshenko is supposed to submit,” Nayyem said. “This will be the marker of whether he truly wants this court. I hope he submits it as soon as possible.”

 

Concorde analyst Zenon Zawada added: “That as many as a third of cases haven’t been reviewed at all by Ukraine’s decrepit court system (let alone resulted in a criminal conviction) indicates that these bodies - the national anti-corruption bureau and the specialized prosecution - are ineffective without the independent anti-corruption court approved by Ukraine’s parliament last week. Given the Poroshenko administration’s resistance to it however, we believe that the saga of creating the independent court has not concluded and numerous bureaucratic requirements and obstacles can still surface, such as this other bill that Nayyem referred to. Recall, Poroshenko himself even warned that Ukraine’s Constitution Court could even determine the independent court to be invalid.

 

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For more information, link here: www.concorde.ua 

 

File photo courtesy Ukraine Presidential Press Office

 

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