The Supreme Council of Justice unanimously supported the presidential draft law "On the establishment of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court" at a meeting on Monday, Interfax-Ukraina reports.
"I suggest that we support the draft law prepared by the President of Ukraine on the establishment of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court", - the head of the High Council of Justice, Ihor Benedysiuk, put it to the vote.
As previously reported, on June 7 the Verkhovna Rada approved in the second reading and in general the presidential bill (No. 7440) on the Higher Anti-Corruption Court. On June 11, the president signed it. On June 14, the President of Ukraine, in accordance with the procedure specified in Part 2 of Article 125 of the Constitution of Ukraine, sent a draft law "On the establishment of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court" to the Supreme Council of Justice. According to the Constitution, courts in Ukraine are created and liquidated by laws, the drafts of which are submitted to the parliament by the president of Ukraine after consultations with the Supreme Council of Justice, after which the Verkhovna Rada supports the relevant bill. On June 16, P.Poroshenko announced that he plans to register this bill in the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, June 19, if it is supported by the SCJ. The President noted that he would define it as urgent and would ask the Verkhovna Rada to vote for it "in the first reading and in general, so that this component of our path towards the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court would be passed as quickly as possible".