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Parliament revokes controversial amendment to anticorruption court law

All due cases will be handed over to the High Anticorruption Court after it takes to work.

Parliament revokes controversial amendment to anticorruption court law

The Ukrainian parliament has decided that all due cases will be handed over to the High Anticorruption Court after it takes to work.

Bill No 7441 was supported by 254 MPs.

Thus, MPs have cancelled the scandalous clause under which all appeals in criminal proceedings of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, which are currently being considered in the courts of the first instance, will be considered in a regular court of appeal. For example, this concerns the cases of the former head of the State Fiscal Service, Roman Nasyrov, and ex-MP Mykola Martynenko.

Ukraine's Western partners criticized the amendment.

The establishment of the Anticorruption Court was one of the key demands of the West for further financial aid to Ukraine.

Parliament passed the law on the Anticorruption Court on 7 June 2018, it came into effect on 14 June.

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