Ukraine's Rada adopts bill on establishing High Anti-Corruption Court
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's Parliament, has adopted presidential draft law No. 8497 on the establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC).
A total of 265 lawmakers of 351 MPs registered in the session hall backed the relevant decision, an UNIAN correspondent reported on June 21.
According to the document, the HACC location, territorial jurisdiction, and status are determined by the law "On the High Anti-Corruption Court."
Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Oleksiy Filatov says the HACC will be located in Kyiv.
"The adoption of the law will allow starting procedures related to the creation of the High Anti-Corruption Court, and holding of a competition for the positions of judges in this court and the HACC Appeals Chamber," he said.
The document stipulates that the Cabinet of Ministers shall take, within its competence, measures related to the establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court, while the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine shall ensure measures necessary to implement the law.
The document comes into force on the day following the day of its publication.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada passed in the second reading presidential draft law "On the High Anti-Corruption Court" on Thursday, June 7.
The document stipulates that the High Anti-Corruption Court is a permanently acting high specialized court that is part of Ukraine's judicial system.
On June 11, the president signed the bill into law, which came into force on June 14.
IMF Managing Director Chirstine Lagarde earlier praised the adoption of the anti-corruption court law, stressing that the law on its formal establishment also needed to be passed.