Corrupt practices in Ukraine win at the highest level: judges of the Constitutional Court ruled in the “case on illicit enrichment” in their own interests
The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) found indications of inaccurate information in the declarations of two judges of the Constitutional Court – Iryna Zavhorodna and Serhiy Holovaty.
This is a violation of Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Today, the judges voted to declare this Article unconstitutional.
This indicates that Iryna Zavhorodna and Serhiy Holovaty have a conflict of interest when participating in the adoption of decisions.
The Law prohibits the judges to participate in a case under such conditions.
Thus, the declaration of Serhiy Holovaty for 2019 contains inaccurate information amounting to UAH 3.6 million.
Iryna Zavhorodna’s declaration for 2018 contains inaccurate information amounting to UAH 615 thousand, and for 2019 – UAH 754 thousand.
“The consideration of the case by these judges calls into question the objectivity of the Constitutional Court’s decision. And this is at a time when the future of Ukraine, its perception at the international level, the access of Ukrainians to the truth about the lives of officials depends on this case”, said Oleksandr Novikov, NACP Head.
It should be noted that earlier, during the checking of annual declarations of Volodymyr Moysyk, the judge of the Constitutional Court, the NACP established indications of crime stipulated by Article 358, Part 4 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – knowingly using a forged document.
Earlier, the NACP also issued administrative protocols on the non-submission of information on significant changes in the property status by the CCU judges Volodymyr Moysyk and Ihor Slidenko.
After the publication of the decision, we will continue to inform the public about the further results of enhancement of these practices.