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HOT ANTICORRUPTION NEWS / Issue #87
January 25, 2019
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Today's issue:
 
- anticorruption court news: PCIE has set brand new standards in vetting Ukrainian judges;
- the case of MP Dzenzerskyi has been added to the list of cases dumped by SAPO;
- Supreme Court abolished the reprimand to SAPO prosecutor Perov for slamming the door;
- NACP attempts to misuse automatic verification of e-declarations through regulations – Declaration Under Control initiative;
- recommended reading
Anticorruption court news:
PCIE has set brand new standards in vetting Ukrainian judges

On January 18-24 five joint hearings were held by the Public Council of International Experts jointly with the High Qualification Commission of Judges. In total, 40 candidates whose integrity and professionalism raised concerns of foreign experts and the civil society either were banned or voluntarily stepped out of the competition. Among them are the judges or attorneys who cannot explain the origins of their assets, the judges who persecuted activists of the Revolution of Dignity and the judges who made unlawful decisions.

The PCIE members have shown exceptional professionalism and persistence so important for cleansing Ukrainian judiciary and building the effective rule of law!
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The case of MP Dzenzerskyi has been added to the list of cases dumped by SAPO

The new case was added to the Register of Cases Dumped by SAPO. This is about the closure of the proceeding against the MP from Narodnyi Front Denys Dzenzerskyi, who became the banks’ debtor for the total amount of almost 4 billion UAH. More details

The Supreme Court abolished the reprimand to SAPO prosecutor Perov for slamming the door

On January 22, the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court satisfied the appeal filed by SAPO prosecutor Andriy Perov against the decision of the Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors. The Commission had reprimanded him for slamming the door after one of the hearings in the case against former MP Mykola Martynenko.

Previously, this reprimand had already served as a pretext for suspending Perov from two criminal proceedings against Martynenko and his associates. 

NACP attempts to misuse automatic verification of e-declarations through regulations – Declaration Under Control initiative
On December 21, 2018, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention amended the document that determines the procedure for verification of electronic declarations. These changes were triggered by the introduction of an automated declaration verification system which aims to simplify and improve the effectiveness of verifications.

However, the analysis of the adopted changes, conducted by our colleagues from the Declarations Under Control initiative suggests the opposite. The new procedure for verification of declarations can help corrupt officials to avoid responsibility for declaring false information and illicit enrichment, creates conditions for selective verification and complicates public control over the verifications of declarations. Full analysis.
Recommended reading
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Should you have any questions or comments please contact Olena Halushka at: ohalushka@antac.org.ua

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