The Public Council under the NACP appealed to the President and the Verkhovna Rada with a request to restore the NACP’s powers
The Public Council under the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) appealed to the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with a request to restore the NACP’s powers and implement judicial reform.
Members of the Public Council emphasized that the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) not only deprived the NACP of the functions for the implementation of which the institution was established in 2015, but also undermined the anti-corruption infrastructure and the fight against corruption in general.
“We are convinced that limiting these functions of the National Agency will provoke a significant rollback of the anti-corruption reform in general, make it impossible for Ukraine to fulfill its obligations to the international community and is of a purely political nature”, the NACP Public Council said in a statement.
Members of the Public Council are convinced that the CCU has put an end to the NACP’s activities, and the prevention and combating of corruption in Ukraine are under threat.
The Public Council under the NACP is a collegial body established in accordance with the Law of Ukraine on Prevention of Corruption and its composition is formed on the basis of an open and transparent competition. Its main task is to ensure the transparency and public control over the NACP’s activities.
Earlier, on October 27, 2020, at a closed meeting, the CCU adopted a decision on the unconstitutionality of certain provisions of the Law of Ukraine on Prevention of Corruption (https://bit.ly/37PhPME). Moreover, the decision of the CCU made it impossible for the NACP to continue the implementation of activities in the areas of conflict of interest, coordination of authorized units (persons) on the prevention and detection of corruption, state control over the funding of political parties etc.
This means that the NACP lost its authority to monitor the way of life, inspect the conflict of interest and compliance with other requirements and restrictions of anti-corruption legislation.