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According to the draft Opinion of the Venice Commission, imprisonment for lying in the declaration must be maintained – NACP
The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe published a draft opinion on the situation in Ukraine, which has developed in connection with the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) on the e-declaration system. The draft Opinion states, inter alia, that the punishment in the form of imprisonment for intentional failure to submit a declaration and intentionally providing inaccurate information to a certain extent must be maintained. This limit in all registered draft laws to implement the CCU’s Decision has been doubled – from 250 to 500 amounts of minimum subsistence level ...
In view of the Decision of the CCU, the courts are forced to suspend consideration of about 1,200 cases amounting to UAH hundreds of millions – NACP Head
All cases concerning providing inaccurate information in declarations for 2015–2019 will be closed in view of the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine No. 13-r/2020. Thus, these cases can never be considered again and their participants are completely released from liability. This was stated by Oleksandr Novikov, Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP), on a special broadcast of Channel 24, dedicated to International Anti-Corruption Day. “A total of 4,700 cases were registered by law enforcement agencies, and it’s not just by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, it’...
Anti-corruption awareness-raising gets closer: the NACP Integrity Building Office launches its own webpage
On December 9, the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Integrity Building Office, launched its own webpage. The Integrity Building Office is a new program area of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) and was established after the Agency’s reboot. The Office is responsible for awareness-raising and training activities, as well as interaction with civil society. The mission of the Office is to launch change in order to build an integrity-based society. “Integrity and openness are essential in preventing corruption. The Integrity Building Office has been active since July ...
The NACP and Lifecell are launching an anti-corruption project in the telecom industry
The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) and the mobile operator Lifecell are launching a joint Telecom Against Corruption project. This initiative is the first example of a public-private partnership in Ukraine aimed to effectively encourage the detection of corruption offenses. The relevant Memorandum was signed during a meeting on International Anti-Corruption Day. The purpose of the Telecom Against Corruption project is to encourage all telecom market participants, civil servants and local authorities that interact with the telecom industry, to strictly comply with the law in...
119 political parties have not yet submitted any reports for 2020 – NACP
As of December 1, 2020, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) received 511 reports from political parties for 2020: for Q І — 242 reports; for Q ІІ — 187 reports; for Q ІІІ — 82 reports. Only 242 parties submitted reports for this year. In total, according to the Ministry of Justice, 361 political parties are registered in Ukraine, 12 of which were established this year. In 2019, 275 parties submitted their reports. Thus, 72 parties did not report on their activities even for 2019. It should be noted that the deadline for submission of reports this year, even ...
Head of NACP calls on President Zelenskyy to veto a draft law that does not provide imprisonment for non-declaring
The Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) Oleksandr Novikov sent an official letter to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy regarding the draft law № 4460-d, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 4. In the letter, Oleksandr Novikov notes that this draft law does not provide imprisonment for persons who intentionally do not submit an e-declaration or intentionally indicate inaccurate information in it. Therefore, the Verkhovna Rada recognizes these actions not as crimes, but as criminal misdemeanors. That means that the corrupt official ...
Abolition of the free of charge land privatization is an effective safeguard against corruption schemes in the field of land relations – NACP analytical review
The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) detected and analyzed corruption schemes in the procedure of free of charge privatization of state and municipal land. The draft Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020–2024 defines that the free of charge privatization of state and municipal land is one of the largest sources of corrupt practices in land relations. As the procedure for transferring land ownership requires radically new organizational and legal approaches to ensuring the effective disposal of state and municipal land, the NACP analyzed the most common corruption schemes relat...
The draft law of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Law Enforcement offers “sanatorium” conditions for corrupt officials
On November 30, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) noted that the draft law No. 4441, developed by the Working Group, envisaged only fines and community service for officials that intentionally failed to submit declarations or knowingly provided false information. Yesterday, on December 3, the Committee on Law Enforcement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine considered this and other related draft laws. As a result of consideration, it was decided to submit a new draft law (No. 4460-d). The NACP notes that this draft law also does not envisage imprisonment for either intenti...
Why is it necessary to resume monitoring the lifestyle of public servants?
One of the achievements of the rebooted National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) in 2020 was the launch of lifestyle monitoring of the declarants. Within a few months, NACP began monitoring the lifestyle of 47 public servants and submitted 7 materials for full verification of declarations. However, in view of the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine No. 13-r/2020, the NACP no longer has the right to monitor the lifestyle. We emphasize that lifestyle monitoring is not an investigative measure, and therefore it does not involve excessive interference in the exercise of...
After the reboot, the NACP has made progress in its work – a report of the European Commission
The European Commission published an annual report on the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The report states that since the reboot of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) in 2020, there has been progress in its work. “After the reboot, the NACP has made progress in its work. In order for the e-declaration system to be effective, the Agency should ensure the verification of annual declarations of income and assets of officials. The NACP was granted access to all relevant registers and databases. The NACP received more than 900...
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