Rada committee gives conclusion to bill on Anti-Corruption Court, except for provisions not agreed with IMF

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Justice has given a conclusion for the second reading of the draft law on the Higher Anti-Corruption Court, except for two norms that have yet to be finalized with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent, 13 members of the committee out of 17 present at the meeting supported the decision.

"As soon as it [the decision on the non-agreed provisions] is made, we will immediately gather a committee ... and resolve this issue, which we today "have taken out of brackets." As for the rest, I would ask to support the agreed and expressed proposals I've voiced. Those provisions that are not coordinated will be transferred to a meeting of the committee, which will be held in the near future," head of the committee Ruslan Kniazevych (the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction) said.

This decision was supported by the members of the committee.

Prior to this, he voiced the provisions of the draft law agreed within the working group with foreign partners, which will be reflected in the table of amendments by appropriate corrections.

The head of the committee noted the provision regarding the right of veto of the public council of international experts remains uncoordinated.

The members of the committee voted not for each separate amendment, but in general for the agreed wording.

Kniazevych said 1,925 amendments have been filed to the second reading of the bill.