Cabinet sets up commission for selection of director of State Investigations Bureau, first session scheduled for Tuesday - Yatseniuk
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the composition of the selection commission for the establishment of the State Investigations Bureau consisting of six persons - three representatives of the president and three representatives of the government, and expects the parliament to appoint three remaining members of the agency.
"We have established a selection commission made up of six of a total of nine members, we expect the Verkhovna Rada [to appoint the remaining] three candidates to the tender commission. Also, the Cabinet has issued a resolution to set up the State Investigations Bureau as the central agency of executive power. We have scheduled the first session of the selection commission for tomorrow in order to launch the procedure of the appointment of the director of the State Investigations Bureau," Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said at a special government meeting in Kyiv on Monday.
During the meeting, the Cabinet approved the candidacies of six members of the commission: three put forward by the government, namely First Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze, First Deputy Head of the Ministry of Justice Natalia Sevostianova and member of the board of the Interior Ministry, MP Anton Heraschenko (People's Front fraction), and three nominated by the president - Head of the Civil Law Faculty of the Law Department of Kyiv National University, Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Ph.D. (Law), Professor Roman Maidanyk, Professor of the Theory of Law and State Faculty of the Law Department of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University Viktor Samokhvalov and partner at the Sayenko Kharenko law firm Tetiana Slipachuk.
As reported, on Sunday, February 28, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree determining his representatives in the commission for holding the tender for the position of Director of the State Investigations Bureau.
As reported, the Verkhovna Rada passed a bill on the State Investigations Bureau (bill No.2114) on November 12.
The document states that the State Bureau of Investigations will deal with crimes committed by officials of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and prosecutors of the specialized anti-corruption prosecution agencies, except for cases when the pre-trial investigation of these crimes defers to the jurisdiction of detectives of the internal control subdivision of the national Anti-Corruption Bureau.
The State Bureau of Investigations is subordinated to central power. Its director will be appointed by the president of Ukraine under the recommendation of prime minister on a contest basis. The selection commission will choose the candidates.
First Deputy and Deputy Director of the State Bureau of Investigations will be appointed and dismissed by the bureau's director under the contest commission's nomination.