On May 22, 2015, draft law No. 1165 was adopted in the second reading, which introduced a public prosecution procedure in the investigation of corruption crimes. If you do not think about the content of the provisions and how they will be implemented in Ukrainian realities, then we are talking about the possibility of citizens to initiate an investigation of crimes and partially act as a prosecutor.
The authors of the bill expect that this mechanism will become an effective institution, an alternative to the criminal prosecution of corruption crimes of a public nature and public resonance.
If you read the provisions on the merits, they contain risks, both for officials who may be accused of corruption, and for those who will act as a public prosecutor. Continue reading
The adoption of the new Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine in 2012 marked the beginning of a new milestone in the development of national criminal justice. A number of provisions of the new Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine is unquestionably progressive and comply with European and international standards of criminal justice. However, over time the situation is quite the opposite, and the criminal procedure rules make it difficult to protect the rights and freedoms of a person and bring them to justice. Continue reading
From August to December 2014, in order to promote the development of the national economy and create favorable conditions for doing business in Ukraine, a moratorium was introduced on conducting inspections of entrepreneurs by regulatory authorities (Article 31 of the Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2014”).
The Law of Ukraine No. 76-VIII “On Amending and Deprecated of Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine” dated 12.28.2014 introduced a similar moratorium and established that inspections of enterprises, institutions and organizations, and individual entrepreneurs by regulatory bodies (except for the state fiscal services of Ukraine and the State Financial Inspection of Ukraine) Continue reading