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LAW OF UKRAINE

of June 7, 2018 No. 2447-VIII

About the Supreme anti-corruption court

This Law determines bases of the organization and activities of the Supreme anti-corruption court, special requirements to judges of this court and guarantee of their activities.

Section I General provisions

Article 1. Status of the supreme anti-corruption court

1. The supreme anti-corruption court is permanent supreme specialized court in system of judicial system of Ukraine.

2. The supreme anti-corruption court is legal entity, has seal with the image of the State Emblem of Ukraine and the name.

3. The location of the Supreme anti-corruption court is the city of Kiev.

Article 2. Legal basis of activities of the supreme anti-corruption court

1. The legal basis of activities of the Supreme anti-corruption court the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "About judicial system and the status of judges" constitute, this and other laws of Ukraine, the existing international agreements which consent to be bound is provided by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

2. Changes can be made to this Law only by the laws on introduction of amendments to the Law of Ukraine "About the Supreme anti-corruption court".

Article 3. Tasks of the supreme anti-corruption court

1. Task of the Supreme anti-corruption court is implementation of justice according to the principles and procedures of legal proceedings determined by the law for the purpose of protection of the personality, society and the state against corruption and related crimes and judicial control of pre-judicial investigation of these crimes, observance of the rights, freedoms and interests of persons in criminal proceedings.

Section II Organization of Activities of the Supreme Anti-corruption Court

Article 4. Powers of the supreme anti-corruption court

1. The supreme anti-corruption court:

performs justice as Trial and Appeal Court in criminal proceedings about the crimes carried to its jurisdiction (cognizance) by the procedural law and also by implementation in the cases and procedure determined by the procedural law, judicial control of observance of the rights, freedoms and interests of persons in such criminal proceedings;

analyzes legal statistics, studies and generalizes court practice in the criminal proceedings referred to its cognizance informs the Supreme Court on results of generalization of court practice and provides it offers to the conclusions on drafts of the legal acts concerning the organization and activities of the Supreme anti-corruption court, special requirements to judges of this court and guarantees of their activities and also publishes them on the official website.

2. The territorial jurisdiction (cognizance) of the Supreme anti-corruption court extends to all territory of Ukraine.

Article 5. Structure of the supreme anti-corruption court

1. The number of judges of the Supreme anti-corruption court is determined according to the Law of Ukraine "About judicial system and the status of judges" in the expense limits provided in the Government budget of Ukraine on content of this court and with separate establishment, within the number of judges of the Supreme anti-corruption court, the number of judges of Appeal chamber of the supreme anti-corruption court.

2. For implementation of judicial control of observance of the rights, freedoms and interests of persons in the criminal procedures referred to cognizance of the Supreme anti-corruption court from among judges of this court investigative judges for a period of one year without the right of re-election by the investigative judge two years in a row are elected.

3. The judge of Appeal chamber of the Supreme anti-corruption court cannot be elected the investigative judge.

4. Determination of number of investigative judges in the Supreme anti-corruption court, their elections, fulfillment of duties of the judge of the first instance in the Supreme anti-corruption court are performed according to the procedure, provided by the Law of Ukraine "About judicial system and the status of judges" for determination of number of investigative judges, their election and discharge of duty of the judge in local courts.

Article 6. Chairman of the supreme anti-corruption court, his deputy, chairman of appeal chamber of the supreme anti-corruption court

1. The chairman of the Supreme anti-corruption court performs the administrative powers provided by the Law of Ukraine "About judicial system and the status of judges" and this Law.

2. The chairman of the Supreme anti-corruption court has one deputy who performs the administrative powers determined by the Chairman of the Supreme anti-corruption court.

3. Stay of the judge of the Highest anti-corruption court on positions of the Chairman or vice-chairman of the Supreme anti-corruption court does not exempt it from implementation of the powers of the judge provided by the law and does not stop its work in the relevant trial chamber or implementation of powers of the secretary of trial chamber of the Supreme anti-corruption court.

4. The chairman of Appeal chamber of the Supreme anti-corruption court is elected according to the procedure and performs the powers provided by the Law of Ukraine "About judicial system and the status of judges".

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