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Corruption investigation and prosecution

  • Establishment of the
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

  • Selection of
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

    Director & staff
  • Separate funding and high salaries for
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

  • External audit of
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

  • Exclusive jurisdiction of
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

  • Wiretapping for
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

  • Illicit enrichment criminalization
  • Public statistics and reports of
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

  • NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

    access to information
  • SAP

    SAP is the department of General Proseutor’s Office of Ukraine, which has special guarantees of independence, created to oversee activities of the NABU. SAP performs procedural guidance in NABU investigations and represents public prosecution in courts. It also has a right to appeal to the courts with civil, commercial, and administrative claims in the public interest. Creation of the SAP is one of the basic guarantees of NABU independence and efficiency. According to Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine procedural guidance include the following rights and obligations:

    1) start pre-trial investigation;

    2) have full access to materials, documents, and other details related to pre-trial investigation;

    3) assign pre-trial investigation agency to conduct pre-trial investigation;

    4) assign investigator, pre-trial investigation agency to conduct within a time limit set by the public prosecutor, investigatory (detective) actions, covert investigatory (detective) actions or other procedural actions, or give instructions in respect of conducting such actions, or participate in them, and where necessary, conduct investigatory (search) and procedural actions;

    5) assign the conduct of investigatory (search) actions, covert investigatory (search) actions to the relevant operational units;

    6) institute audits and examinations in accordance with the procedure established by law;

    7) overturn illegitimate and ungrounded rulings of investigators;

    8) initiate with the head of the pre-trial investigative agency the issue of suspending the investigator from pre-trial investigation and the appointment of another investigator;

    9) take procedural decisions, including with regard to termination of criminal proceedings and to extending the time limits for the pre-trial investigation;

    10) support or refuse to support the motions of investigator addressed to investigating judge on the conduct of investigatory (search) actions, covert investigatory (search) actions, other procedural actions in cases specified by the present Code or individually submit such motions to the investigating judge;

    11) notify the individual of suspicion;

    12) enter civil action for the Government and those individuals who are unable to defend their rights;

    13) approve or refuse to approve the indictment, submissions on the application of measures of medical or educational nature, modify an indictment drawn up by the investigator or submission above, draw up himself indictments or motions concerned;

    14) refer to court an indictment, request to enforce measures of medical nature, request to enforce compulsory medical or educational measures, or request to discharge an individual from criminal liability;

    15) prosecute on behalf of the State in court, resign from supporting public prosecution, alter the accusation or lay additional accusation according to the procedure;

    16) coordinate requests for international legal assistance or referral of criminal proceedings made by pre-trial investigation authority, or independently file such motion;

    17) Commission a pre-trial investigation authority to respond to a request (commission) for international legal assistance or criminal referral made by a competent authority of a foreign state, verify the completeness or legitimacy of procedural actions and also the completeness, comprehensiveness and objectiveness of investigation under the referred criminal proceeding;

    18) verify the documents concerning surrendering a person (extradition) provided by a pretrial investigation authority prior to referring them to a higher level prosecutor, and return these documents to an appropriate authority with written comments, if these documents are unjustified or fail to meet the requirements of international treaties to which the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine consented to be bound or laws of Ukraine;

    19) Commission pre-trial investigation authorities with search and apprehension of those individuals who committed a criminal offense outside Ukraine, and carry out specific procedural actions to surrender (extradite) a person at the request made by a competent authority of a foreign state.

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  • Selection of
    SAP

    SAP is the department of General Proseutor’s Office of Ukraine, which has special guarantees of independence, created to oversee activities of the NABU. SAP performs procedural guidance in NABU investigations and represents public prosecution in courts. It also has a right to appeal to the courts with civil, commercial, and administrative claims in the public interest. Creation of the SAP is one of the basic guarantees of NABU independence and efficiency. According to Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine procedural guidance include the following rights and obligations:

    1) start pre-trial investigation;

    2) have full access to materials, documents, and other details related to pre-trial investigation;

    3) assign pre-trial investigation agency to conduct pre-trial investigation;

    4) assign investigator, pre-trial investigation agency to conduct within a time limit set by the public prosecutor, investigatory (detective) actions, covert investigatory (detective) actions or other procedural actions, or give instructions in respect of conducting such actions, or participate in them, and where necessary, conduct investigatory (search) and procedural actions;

    5) assign the conduct of investigatory (search) actions, covert investigatory (search) actions to the relevant operational units;

    6) institute audits and examinations in accordance with the procedure established by law;

    7) overturn illegitimate and ungrounded rulings of investigators;

    8) initiate with the head of the pre-trial investigative agency the issue of suspending the investigator from pre-trial investigation and the appointment of another investigator;

    9) take procedural decisions, including with regard to termination of criminal proceedings and to extending the time limits for the pre-trial investigation;

    10) support or refuse to support the motions of investigator addressed to investigating judge on the conduct of investigatory (search) actions, covert investigatory (search) actions, other procedural actions in cases specified by the present Code or individually submit such motions to the investigating judge;

    11) notify the individual of suspicion;

    12) enter civil action for the Government and those individuals who are unable to defend their rights;

    13) approve or refuse to approve the indictment, submissions on the application of measures of medical or educational nature, modify an indictment drawn up by the investigator or submission above, draw up himself indictments or motions concerned;

    14) refer to court an indictment, request to enforce measures of medical nature, request to enforce compulsory medical or educational measures, or request to discharge an individual from criminal liability;

    15) prosecute on behalf of the State in court, resign from supporting public prosecution, alter the accusation or lay additional accusation according to the procedure;

    16) coordinate requests for international legal assistance or referral of criminal proceedings made by pre-trial investigation authority, or independently file such motion;

    17) Commission a pre-trial investigation authority to respond to a request (commission) for international legal assistance or criminal referral made by a competent authority of a foreign state, verify the completeness or legitimacy of procedural actions and also the completeness, comprehensiveness and objectiveness of investigation under the referred criminal proceeding;

    18) verify the documents concerning surrendering a person (extradition) provided by a pretrial investigation authority prior to referring them to a higher level prosecutor, and return these documents to an appropriate authority with written comments, if these documents are unjustified or fail to meet the requirements of international treaties to which the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine consented to be bound or laws of Ukraine;

    19) Commission pre-trial investigation authorities with search and apprehension of those individuals who committed a criminal offense outside Ukraine, and carry out specific procedural actions to surrender (extradite) a person at the request made by a competent authority of a foreign state.

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  • Anticorruption Court

    Anticorruption Court

    In order to complete the building of an effective system of combating of corruption and ensuring effective operation of NABU and SAP, the system of independent anti-corruption courts is required. Anti-corrption courts should have exclusive jurisdiction over the corruption crimes of top officials. Special procedure of selection of judges, separate budgeting, and exclusive appealate procedures should guarantee the independance and high level of expertise of those courts.

    establishment
  • Anticorruption Court

    Anticorruption Court

    In order to complete the building of an effective system of combating of corruption and ensuring effective operation of NABU and SAP, the system of independent anti-corruption courts is required. Anti-corrption courts should have exclusive jurisdiction over the corruption crimes of top officials. Special procedure of selection of judges, separate budgeting, and exclusive appealate procedures should guarantee the independance and high level of expertise of those courts.

    judges selection
  • Cooperation between
    NABU

    National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine

    NABU is law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials in Ukraine. The reason to set up: remove political influence on the investigation of high-ranking corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of Specialized Anti-corruption prosecution Office. Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of special anti-corruption courts is created. According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: UAH 480 mln (2016)

    Public reports:

    and
    FIU

    Financial Intelligence Unit

    Ukrainian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) – official name – the State Financial Montoring Service of Ukraine is a State authority, coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. FIU is carrying out an analysis of information about suspicious financial transactions which is received by them from financial institutions according to the law. FIU is cooperating with the State authorities, National Bank of Ukraine, competent international authorities (FIUs of other countries) in terms of counteracting legalization of funds and terrorist financing. It is the main authority of the country responsible for blocking of any suspicious/fraudulent financial activity of any entity with further reporting to law enforcers.

  • Public statistics on NABU cases
  • Strengthening AML framework
  • National PEPs identification
  • Three-tier reporting system
and more

Access to information

  • E-data (public spendings)
  • Verification of beneficial ownership
  • Beneficial ownership registry
  • Land cadastre
  • Immovable property registry
  • Company registry
and more

Asset recovery

  • Assets seizure and confiscation
  • ARO-AMO

    The National Agency for the Detection, Tracing and Management of Assets Derived from Corruption and Other Crimes

    The National Agency for the Detection, Tracing and Management of Assets Derived from Corruption and Other Crimes (ARO-AMO) is special executive body that ensures the detection and tracing of assets which can be seized in criminal proceedings, and/or management of assets which are seized or confiscated in criminal proceedings. Prior 2016, in Ukraine there was no system of effective detection, tracing and management of criminal assets. As a result, criminal assets were not seized or were improperly maintained during the investigation, or sold at a lower price after the confiscation.

    Establishment of the Agency is aimed to take an additional burden off law enforcement agencues and make the process of detection, tracing and managing criminal assets more transparent and accountable.

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Corruption Prevention

  • NAPC

    The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption

    The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption is the central executive authority of Ukraine with special status, which is responsible for development and implementation of the national anti-corruption policy. The NAPC is tasked to administer the register of electronic declarations, clarification of legislation, verification of declarations, enforcement of administrative panalties for failure or late submission of declarations or filing false information id declarations. In addition, the NAPC has the following responsibilities:

    1. analysis of state of corruption, development of anti-corruption policies and strategies;
    2. prevention and settlement of conflict of interests;
    3. monitoring of the funding of political parties;
    4. cooperation with the whistleblowers of corruption.
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  • E-declarations registry
  • E-declarations verification
  • Beneficial ownership in e-declarations
  • Conflict of interests verification
  • Political parties financing
  • Sanctions for false statements in e-declarations
and more

Public procurement

  • Transparency of public procurements
  • Outsourcing procurement of medicines
and more

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On July 25 NABU and SAPO detained notorious ex-official of the Prosecutor’s General Office in Boryspil airport

On July 25 NABU and SAPO detained notorious ex-official of the Prosecutor’s General Office Dmytro Sus in Boryspil airport when he tried to leave the country. Mr Sus worked as a deputy head of the so-called “Kononenko-Granovskyi” department, which performed political persecutions, including falsified cases against former Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaliy Kasko and AntAC. Moreover, […]

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