19:07 22.05.2018

Rada does not consider anti-corruption court bill on Tuesday

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The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on Tuesday did not start a consideration of the draft law on the High Anti-Corruption Court in the second reading.

At the plenary sessions on Tuesday, lawmakers examined a number of bills in the spheres of agrarian policy and national security, but they did not consider the draft law on the High Anti-Corruption Court in the second reading, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has said.

Before the closing of the parliament's evening session on May 22, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy said that the provision regulating the right of veto by the Council of International Experts on nominees for anti-corruption judges' positions had not been agreed yet. "Today we will try to find understanding on this last position," he said.

Consultations are under way, including with representatives of the parliamentary factions, he said.

In his words, should the understanding be reached by Wednesday, May 23, the parliament's respective committee will be able to provide its position on the provision. If this does not happen, the wording should be approved when the draft law passes its second reading.

A comparative table for the bill is expected to be ready by Wednesday morning, he said.

"My personal opinion is that tomorrow [it is necessary] to start the consideration," he said.

The speaker predicts that the parliament will be working on the bill the next two days.

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