Source: President of Ukraine
At the National Security and Defense Council, President Petro Poroshenko said that the High Qualifications Commission of Judges had announced 39 winners of the contest for the position of judges of the Anticorruption Court, and this year it would definitely start functioning.
“Several hours ago, the High Qualifications Commission of Judges announced 39 winners of the contest for the position of judges of the Anticorruption Court and the Appeals Chamber of the Anticorruption Court. 22 judges, 13 lawyers and 4 academics are among the winners,” the Head of State noted.
The President emphasized that it had been an unprecedentedly transparent selection and contest. The Civic Council of International Experts vetoed 42 candidates, that is, almost 40% of 113 applicants who had successfully passed the test before that, which had also provided a certain screening-out.
“As I promised, the Anticorruption Court will start its work this year, it will focus on the most important anticorruption cases that fall under the jurisdiction of NABU. Its creation is the evidence of our firm political will to fight corruption,” Petro Poroshenko said. He recalled that the process of creating the Anticorruption Court had been broadly supported by the international partners of Ukraine.
The President noted that the abuses in the defense industry would be the subject of consideration of the given court.