The IMF has criticized the draft law Poroshenko on the anti-corruption court

МВФ раскритиковал законопроект Порошенко об Антикоррупционном суде

The corresponding letter of the IMF has sent the presidential administration, Prime Minister, speaker of Parliament and Ministers.

The adoption of the presidential draft law on the anti-corruption court (AKS), as drafted, would mean the violation of Kiev’s obligations to the international partners. About the international monetary Fund has officially notified the Ukrainian government, reports European truth.

The head of the IMF mission in Ukraine, Ron van Roden sent a letter to Igor Rainin, the head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, however, copies are also being sent to the Prime Minister, speaker, several Ministers and representatives of governments and other officials.

In a letter to the representative of the Fund, categorically rules out the possibility that the IMF will agree to the adoption of the presidential draft law on the anti-corruption court.

“Submission by the President of the bill of AKS was supposed to be a step in the right direction (in combating corruption). However, the project was filed on December 22, we have serious reservations, some of its provisions are not compatible with the obligations of Ukraine under the program of cooperation with the IMF, and also contrary to the recommendations of the Venice Commission”, – is spoken in the letter.

The letter is three pages explains why this law will not allow you to set up a court that is credible in Ukraine and abroad. Comments of the Fund are divided into three groups – the selection procedure of judges, the provisions of the law aimed at braking create the AKS, and the jurisdiction of the court. The document – 9 system comments.

“The bill creates a legal opportunity for additional delay in creating the anti-corruption court,” the letter reads. “The jurisdiction of the court should answer the jurisdiction of the NEB and SAP,” insists the IMF.

The largest block of claims associated with the question of selection of judges of the Fund require that the AP has implemented the recommendation of the Venice Commission and provided to representatives of the international donors of Ukraine on anti-corruption issues the right to block the appointment of dishonest judges.

“The role of the public Council of the international experts needs to be decisive and not merely consultative (as in the presidential project). A negative decision of the Board on the candidate shall be binding on the High qualifications Commission of judges”, – said in a letter to the IMF. The Foundation also insists that the Council should be included not only international organizations but also representatives of donors, “in accordance with the recommendations of the Venice Commission”.

“The creation and launch of an anti-corruption court is a key task of the Ukrainian anti-corruption agenda… However, in the current form we’re ready to support the law on the ACU. The IMF is ready to help the presidential administration to revise the law to bring it into line with the obligations the Ukrainian authorities and the recommendations of the Venice Commission”, – the document says.

Previously, the law Poroshenko on the anti-corruption court criticized in Transparency.

As reported, the IMF told about the main risks of the Ukrainian state Budget for 2018.

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