BPP will not create anti-corruption courts for the project from BP

Deputy head of the faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko” Sergei Berezenko considers that registered in the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on anti-corruption courts may not be adopted in the session hall.

He said this to Interfax-Ukraine, answering the question whether Parliament a bill on anti-corruption courts at the current session of Parliament.

“This (bill No. 6011 – ed), in my opinion, should be withdrawn and should be paid another bill,” said Berezenko

According to the MP, it raises questions, in particular, the provisions of the bill, according to which the Higher anti-corruption court to adjudicate as first instance and also consider appeals.

Berezenko noted that members of the BPP were proposed to send the bill to the Venice Commission to give its assessment.

The MP added that the “block of Petro Poroshenko” has his own vision of the initiative on anti-corruption courts.

Currently, the Verkhovna Rada registered the draft law No. 6011 authorship of the Vice-speaker of the Parliament Oksana Syroid, MPs Yegor Sobolev, Mustafa Nayem, Sergey Leshchenko and other parliamentarians. He was introduced in the Parliament on 1 February 2017, but the relevant Committee on legal policy and justice, while it is not considered.

As previously reported, the Committee on rules of the Verkhovna Rada pointed out that the legislative initiative was registered in Parliament in violation in particular of article 125 of the Constitution, which provides that the laws relating to creation, reorganization of liquidation of the courts, introduces the President of Ukraine in coordination with the Higher Council of justice.

According to “Interfax – Ukraine”, the presidential administration prepared a bill.

As reported, VSP, having considered the draft law “On anti-corruption courts” (No. 6011), came to the conclusion on inexpediency of adoption of this law as contradicting the Constitution of Ukraine.

According to the text of the Memorandum between Ukraine and the International monetary Fund, the law on anti-corruption courts should be adopted by Parliament until mid-June of 2017, and the work of such courts must begin before the end of March 2018.

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