President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes that the High Anti-Corruption Court will be created by February.
"Now the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court is being completed. I hope, it will have been created by February," Poroshenko told a Kyiv press conference Sunday, Dec 16, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 7 of this year, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the president-submitted law on the High Anti-Corruption Court. The law establishes that the HACC shall be a permanently functioning specialized court in the system of Ukraine's judiciary.
The HACC will be comprised of 27 judges, of whom 12 will sit in the appeals chamber.
On August 2, the High Qualifications Commission of Judges announced a competition for the posts of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court, where applicants were to submit the relevant paperwork by September 14.
On November 6, the HQCJ determined the composition of the Public Council of international experts who will participate in the selection of judges to the HACC.
On November 10, the HQCJ allowed 267 candidates to participate in the contest for the HACC posts.
The Chesno movement revealed 43 candidates for the posts who had not met professional dignity requirements.