13

May

2014

Parliament Adopted the Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine in the Area of State Anticorruption Policy in Connection with Implementation of the Plan of Action for the European Union’s Visa Regime Liberalization for Ukraine”

On May 13, 2014, Parliament adopted the Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine in the Area of State Anticorruption Policy in Connection with Implementation of the Plan of Action for the European Union’s Visa Regime Liberalization for Ukraine”, which amended the Criminal Code to provide for application of criminal law measures against legal entities in connection with commission of corruption crimes. However, these amendments do no fully ensure the implementation of recommendations regarding legal entities’ responsibility for corruption. In particular, independent nature of criminal persecution of legal entities is not provided for, even though this was recommended by the OECD. Provisions of this law were also aimed at improving the special forfeiture institution.

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