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Politics 2018-11-15T04:36:19+02:00
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Presidential Administration: Anti-Corruption Court Bill Drafted In Accordance With Venice Commission Recommend

Presidential Administration: Anti-Corruption Court Bill Drafted In Accordance With Venice Commission Recommendations, Should Be Debated In Rada

The draft law on the "High Anti-Corruption Court" that President Petro Poroshenko submitted to the parliament was prepared in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe's European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission), and all the provisions of the draft law should be debated in the parliament.

The press service of the Presidential Administration stated this in comments to the Ukrainian News Agency in response to a letter in which the head of the International Monetary Fund's mission to Ukraine, Ron van Rooden, criticized the draft law.

"The draft law on the Anti-Corruption Court was prepared in accordance with the Constitution and in accordance with the recommendations of the Venice Commission. The draft law is currently in the parliament. Therefore, all discussions on its individual provisions should take place within the legal framework in the Ukrainian parliament," the press service said.

In addition, according to the press service, Poroshenko has repeatedly stressed that the country's leadership has the political will to create an independent Anti-Corruption Court.

This was the Presidential Administration's response to the Ukrainian News Agency's questions regarding the authenticity of the published IMF letter, the reaction of Poroshenko, and the planned next steps.

In particular, the Ukrainian News Agency asked the Presidential Administration whether it was ready to cooperate with the IMF on revision of the draft law that was submitted to the parliament.

Earlier, the European Pravda publication published a letter that the head of the IMF's mission to Ukraine wrote to the Presidential Administration's head Ihor Rainin and deputy heads Oleksii Filatov and Dmytro Shimkiv on January 11, in which he criticized the draft law on the Anti-Corruption Court that Poroshenko submitted to the parliament.

According to the letter, several provisions of the draft law are incompatible with Ukraine's obligations under program of cooperation between it and the IMF and contradict the recommendations of the Venice Commission.

At the same time, the IMF expressed its readiness to help the Presidential Administration revise the draft law.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said in December that the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court is the main demands of the IMF.


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