Law on Anti-Corruption Court comes into force

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Law on Anti-Corruption Court comes into force

A day earlier, the document was published on the website of the parliament's Holos Ukrainy newspaper.

As reported, on June 9, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy signed the law on the High Anti-Corruption Court, which was passed by parliament on June 7. On June 11, the document was signed by President Petro Poroshenko.

The document determines the principles of the organization and activities of the High Anti-Corruption Court as the highest specialized court in the judicial system, special requirements for judges of this court and guarantees of their activities, as well as the peculiarities of holding a competition for the position of a judge of the High Anti-Corruption Court.

According to the law, the High Anti-Corruption Court will administer justice as the court of the first and appellate instances in criminal proceedings concerning crimes attributed to its jurisdiction, as well as by exercising judicial control over the observance of the rights, freedoms and interests of persons in such criminal proceedings.

The law came into force on the day after its publication, except for amendments to Article 343 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which will come into force on the day the High Anti-Corruption Court begins to work.

The adoption of the law is one of the requirements for granting Ukraine the next tranche of the IMF.