President calls on parliament to draft bill on anti-corruption court
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects the Verkhovna Rada to draw up a bill on the Anti-Corruption Court, in which he will submit his proposals.
"Next is the adoption of a number of laws on changing the system of justice, including the law on the Anti-Corruption Court. I expect the Verkhovna Rada to present a draft on the basis of which I will submit my proposals to the Verkhovna Rada and define it as urgent," he said during an oath taking ceremony by judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in Kyiv on Saturday.
The head of state also said that simultaneously with the draft on the Anti-Corruption Court he plans to table in the Ukrainian parliament a draft law on a military court.
"We are waiting for new laws on the bar, on legal education," Poroshenko said.
Earlier, the president insisted on the speedy preparation of a draft law on the Anti-Corruption Court, so that he could sign a respective law by the end of this year.
The creation of the Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine is one of the requirements of the protesters for big political reform that began in Kyiv on October 17.