G7 supports the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine in line with the recommendations of the Venice Commission

The G7 Foreign Ministers called on the Ukrainian authorities to create the Anti-Corruption Court in line with the recommendations of the Venice Commission. This is stated in a joint communique following the meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Toronto. The communique was published on April 23, 2018.

" We reconfirm our support for Ukraine’s reform and are encouraged by steps taken to date, especially in the areas of decentralization and economic growth. We urge the Government of Ukraine to make continued, clear progress along the reform path on which it has embarked and which its people demand. This includes the creation of the anti-corruption court in line with the Venice Commission’s recommendations," the G7 statement said. 

It should be reminded that the establishment of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Court is one of the commitments taken by Ukraine before international partners – the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On December 7, 2017, the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde supported the submission to the Ukrainian Parliament a Draft Law «On the Establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court».

Also, the Head of the Delegation of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs Laima Andrikiene emphasized the necessity on adopting the abovementioned law at a press conference held on April 6, 2018 in Kyiv.

In turn, the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk called on  the members of Ukrainian Parliament to constructively talk about the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court at the plenary session of the Ukrainian Parliament on April 4, 2018.