The NACP Head explained why the CCU adopted the decision in the “case on illicit enrichment’ so promptly
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) in record time considered the petition of 47 MPs in the “case on illicit enrichment” to protect their own interests.
This was announced by the Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) Oleksandr Novikov during an appearance on the “Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster”.
“On October 1, 2020, 30 days ago, the Chairman of the CCU Oleksandr Tupytskyi received a request from the NACP to provide an explanation on a power of attorney filed in the Register of Ukraine for land transactions in Crimea.
On October 7, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court took a leave. On October 8, his deputy Serhiy Holovaty held a session and then closed it on behalf of a representative of the President, and a representative of the Parliament. 19 days later he relieved the judge-rapporteur and the Chairman of the CCU of responsibility”, the NACP Head explained.
It should be recalled that on October 27, 2020, the CCU, at a closed meeting, adopted a decision declaring Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code, which stipulates the punishment for submission of false declarations, unconstitutional. The decision of the CCU also called into question the further activities of the NACP not only on declaring, but also on the conflict of interest, coordination of authorized units (persons) on prevention and detection of corruption, ensuring state control over the funding of political parties etc.