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Ukraine’s Other War: Parliament Advances Anti-Corruption Fight


Lawmakers Vote to End Their 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 prosecution for any 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 to confirm its …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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