Government adopted a decree on establishment of the State Bureau of Investigation and approved 6 members of the Commission for the selection of an SBI chairman
29.02.2016 | 13:49
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU
 

The Government of Ukraine, at an extraordinary meeting on Monday, February 29, adopted a resolution on the establishment of the State Bureau of Investigation and approved six out of nine members of the Commission for the selection of an SBI chairman. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that first meeting of the Selection Commission would take place on March 1.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that the Government had received an official letter from the President of Ukraine regarding candidates for the Selection Commission on the appointment of the chairman of the State Bureau of Investigation.

He reminded that the Government had appealed to the Parliament and the President for several times regarding the need to offer candidates to be included into the Selection Commission for the SBI Director.

"This is an agency, which shall take up most of the investigative functions that are now within the scope of jurisdiction of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine", said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The Government nominated six out of nine members of the Selection Commission.

The candidates from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine: Natalia Sevostyanova, First Deputy Minister of Justice; Eka Zguladze-Gluksmann, First Deputy Minister of Interior; Anton Heraschenko, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legislative Support of Law Enforcement (upon consent).

The candidates from the President of Ukraine: Roman Maydanyk, head of the Department of civil law, the Law Faculty, the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University; Victor Samokhvalov, Professor in the Department of theory of law and state, the Law Faculty, the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University; Tetyana Slipachuk, partner of the law firm "Sayenko Kharenko".

First Deputy Justice Minister Natalia Sevostyanova said that under the law "On the State Bureau of Investigation" the Selection Commission is authorized to take decisions with five votes, so it could start operation.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also stressed that the Government of Ukraine adopts a resolution on the establishment of the State Bureau of Investigation, as the central executive authority.

The Prime Minister informed that the following day was due the first meeting of the Selection Commission in order to launch the procedure of appointment of an SBI Director.

Moreover, he reminded that the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine’s session at the previous plenary week had contained a bill called to endure the entry into force of the law of Ukraine on the State Bureau of Investigation "due to the fact that the process of submission candidates to the Selection Committee for the appointment of the Director of SBI was delayed by political forces": "The goal was ,until the appointment of the Director of the State Bureau of Investigation and the normal functioning of the SBI, to remain investigation functions within the scope of jurisdiction of the prosecution."

The Parliament, the Head of Government reminded, has failed to support the relevant law: "But the Government does its job".

Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the Parliament to suggest their candidates as members of the Selection Commission and to amend the law of Ukraine on the State Bureau of Investigation "to leave the functions of investigation within the scope of jurisdiction of the Prosecutor's office until the SBI becomes fully operational".

 

 
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