On October 27, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine handed down a ruling that has the potential of setting back the country’s long struggle against corruption. Remarkably, the court nullified a great portion of Ukraine’s anti-corruption reform, including powers of the National Anti-Corruption Agency (known by its Ukrainian acronym as NAZK) and criminal liability for false declarations of assets or failure to file an asset declaration. The NAZK had the authority to review and verify asset declarations, control access to registers of those declarations, conduct anti-corruption inspections in government agencies, report on administrative violations, and more. Acting on a case brought by 48 national deputies (members of the parliamentary factions For the Future and the Opposition Platform – For Life), the court declared all those powers to be unconstitutional.
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