KSU ruled unconstitutional a bill on the appointment of the heads of NABOO and UIR media

КСУ признал неконституционным законопроект о назначении президентом глав НАБУ и ГБР – СМИ

The constitutional Court of Ukraine has recognized as non-compliant with the Basic law bill No. 1014, which provides for the inclusion in the Constitution right of the President to appoint the heads of the State Bureau of investigation (RRT) and the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).

According to journalists, the bill submitted by President Vladimir Zelensky as urgent, is not the same as in article 157 and article 158 of the Constitution.

It is expected that the CCU decision will be made public on December 17.

The Verkhovna Rada at a meeting on 3 September included in the agenda of session bill No. 1014, under which the powers of the President to appoint and dismiss the heads of the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the State Bureau of investigation will be enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine. The deputies sent the document to the constitutional Court of Ukraine to obtain a conclusion on the compliance of the Basic law.

In accordance with applicable law, heads of NABOO and RRT are appointed by the President based on the decision of the competition Commission.

The national anti – corruption Bureau of Ukraine-a law enforcement body that investigates corruption offences senior officials. NABU started to work on 16 April 2015. Then Director of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed lawyer Artem Sytnik. Its candidacy argued by the competition Commission.

The law on the state Bureau of investigation was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 2 November 2015 and is part of the so-called package of a visa-free laws. In November of 2017 was elected to the leadership of the RRG. The Director of the state Bureau of investigation was the former Prosecutor novel Pipe based on the decision of the competition Commission.

On December 3 the Verkhovna Rada adopted as a whole with legal and technical corrections bill No. 2116 “On amendments to the law of Ukraine “On the State Bureau of investigation” on improvement of activities of the State Bureau of investigation” that provides for the dismissal of the Pipe and restarting the work of the office.

According to the document, the President appoints the Director of the RRG for submission to the competition Commission without the submission of the Prime Minister of Ukraine. The law on the state Bureau of investigation Director of the Agency shall be appointed by the President to the Prime Minister of Ukraine in accordance with the submission to the competition Commission.

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