HCJ expressed its opinion on the Draft Law on anti-corruption courts

The adoption of the Draft Law “On Anti-Corruption Courts” No. 6011 contradicts the Constitution and does not comply with the laws “On Judicial System and Status of Judges” and “On the High Council of Justice”, which are the basic implementation laws of judicial reform.

This is stated in the advisory opinion on the Draft Law “On Anti-Corruption Courts” No. 6011, approved by the High Council of Justice, reports “ Law and Business “.

HCJ member Vadim Belyanevich informed that the document was developed by a working group formed in accordance with the Decree of the HCJ Chairman.
“The conclusion is prepared by joint efforts of the High Council of Justice. In addition, according to my requests, the conclusions have been provided by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine – in respect of the judicial selection procedures, the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine – on the material and technical support of the court operation, the Council of Judges of Ukraine – in respect of the matters relating to the judicial self-government. The result of this collaboration has been the draft conclusion, which reflects all the suggestions and comments on the Draft Law”, informed Vadim Belyanevich.

Having considered the Draft Law of Ukraine “On Anti-Corruption Courts” (registration No. 6011), the High Council of Justice has concluded that it is inappropriate to adopt this draft law as such, which is contrary to the Constitution and does not comply with the laws “On Judicial System and Status of Judges” and “On the High Council Justice”, which are the basic implementing legislation to the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (in the part of justice)”.

The High Council of Justice has decided to approve the advisory opinion on the Draft Law “On Anti-Corruption Courts” (registration No.6011) and submit it to the Verkhovna Rada.

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