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The Other War: Ukraine Wins a First Big Battle Against Corruption


Parliament Votes in Landslide to Remove its Own Immunity from Prosecution
Members of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, overwhelmingly passed a bill to end their own legal immunity from prosecution, one of the main laws that for years helped Ukraine to the top of Europe’s corruption charts. Article 80 of Ukraine’s constitution protects all Rada members from any prosecution for crimes, and “opinion surveys consistently show that 90 percent of Ukrainians favor cancellation” of the law, writes the Atlantic Council’s Kyiv-based senior fellow, Brian Mefford. The bill now goes to the Constitutional Court for review. While the Rada will have …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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