October 05, 2021
Today's issue:
- Why are there no verdicts in high-profile corruption cases?;
- Risks of the new procedure of checking asset declarations;
- ECtHR will review selection process of Supreme Court judges;

- recommended reading
Why are there no verdicts in high-profile corruption cases?

In two years since its establishment, the High Anti-Corruption Court delivered 45 verdicts, and among convicts are Members of Parliament, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, heads of state enterprises, and so on. However, there are complaints their decisions focus only on low-level officials, while no one really touches the “big fish”.

We analyzed the status of trials in the most high-profile corruption cases and what are the reasons that none of them reached the final decision yet. The most common reasons for the delays are the complexity of the investigations and artificial procedural delays created by defendants and their lawyers. 
Risks of the new procedure of checking asset declarations 
Recently, the National Agency for Corruption Prevention adopted the new procedure of the examination of electronic asset declarations of public officials. According to the joint legal analysis of the Transparency International Ukraine and the Anti-Corruption Action Center, the established procedure contradicts the law and introduces an ineffective procedure of examining declarations.
ECtHR will review selection process of Supreme Court judges
On September 7, 2021, the European Court of Human Rights announced consideration of the case which concerns the appeal of the judge Roman Bregey on violations during the formation of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in 2017. The decision of the Court may become the first document that at such a high level will review and assess violations committed during the selection of judges to the Supreme Court. 
Recommended Reading 
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