The work of anti-corruption agencies interferes with a corrupt system. The representatives of the system notice that the real results in fighting against top corruption and cannot accept the fact that they will have to take responsibility for their actions. This was stated by the participants of the public discussion ‘Who is interfered with independent anti-corruption agencies?’ The event was held on September 23, 2020, by the Civil Oversight Council at NABU.
A full start of the work of the High Anti-Corruption Court will be able to provide fair judgments in cases as of corruption crimes, pre-trial investigation of which conducted by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stressed it at the press briefing with the participation of the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on November 9, 2018, in Kyiv.
Along with latest discussions in media about possible establishment of a Specialized Аnti-Corruption Court, and discussions among international partners of Ukraine, some members of parliament and high-ranking public officials are deliberately lobbying an opinion as though establishment of a separate Court is unjustified, costly, and time-consuming process. As an alternative, they propose to develop anti-corruption chambers within existing courts of general jurisdiction. There is a strong reason to believe, that the statement of the President of European Commission, noting that the European Union considers it sufficient to create a Special Anti-Corruption Chamber is a consequence of a targeted attempt to mislead Ukraine’s European partners.
Court decisions in the top-corruption cases, investigated by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will testify that anti-corruption reform in Ukraine is successfully implemented. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with the representatives of the Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST).
The EU officials expressed their support for the legislative initiatives, required for the efficient functioning of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. In particular, it refers to the right of autonomous wiretapping and the establishment of the Anti-corruption court.