As of April 30, 2017, the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor`s Office (SAPO) sent 65 indictments to courts. As of know the courts passed only 17 decisions.
Yet court trials haven’t started regarding 22 criminal proceedings. In some cases, the trial hasn’t been started even more than for a year. There is a lot of explanations of why the courts fail to start considering the NABU`s cases: the problem of determining jurisdiction, the inability to set up a board of judges, failures to appear in courts, the returning of indictment etc.
The longest failure to start the trial lasts 14 months (this is a trail as of the case of receiving improper advantage by the judge of Severodonetsky District Court, also known as a judge with estate in Spain).
The trial as of the case of unlawful influence on the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine has not started within 12 months.
The trial as of the case of receiving improper advantage by the Head of Department of the Prosecutor`s Office of Kirovograd Region has not begun within 11 months.