President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Judiciary and Status of Judges" due to the adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On the Supreme Anticorruption Court".
The amendments made to the Law "On the Judiciary and Status of Judges" and the Law "On the Supreme Anticorruption Court" allow to ensure the effective launch and further functioning of the Supreme Anticorruption Court, including its Appeals Chamber, which will become a significant step in the fight against corruption in Ukraine.
The law resolves some issues related to the organization of the work of the Supreme Anticorruption Court and guarantees of the the activities of its judges, in particular, it provides for the specification of the work of the chambers of higher specialized courts and consolidation of certain institutional, organizational, personnel and financial autonomy of the appeals chamber of a higher specialized court.
At the same time, the law envisages that the advocation of cases of top corrupt officials will be carried out exclusively by the Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Anticorruption Court.
President Petro Poroshenko noted: "With the adoption of this Law, the path to the establishment and operation of the Supreme Anticorruption Court is fully open, so I appeal to the High Qualification Commission of Judges with a request to conduct a competition as soon as possible. I also request the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to request our international partners as soon as possible to delegate representatives to the Public Council of International Experts. I also appeal to all worthy lawyers - take part in the competition. The speed and effectiveness of combating corruption in Ukraine will depend on your principled position".