Activities of anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine in the conditions of today: state and main challenges

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21564/2225-6555.2021.2.244896

Keywords:

corruption, anti-corruption bodies, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine

Abstract

The article considers the current conditions in which such anti-corruption bodies as the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, and the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine have to operate.

Based on the opinions of scientists and experts, it has been established that anti-corruption bodies now face the following challenges: constant pressure from the authorities, irresponsibility of the majority of people's deputies, which makes it very difficult for these bodies to work; most citizens of our state perceive corruption as a relatively simple way to solve problems quickly. Ordinary citizens are accustomed, so to speak, to solving either complex or simple issues (in health care or education institutions, courts and other public institutions) "mainly through bribes to officials of lower levels of government who abuse their official position, using it for the purpose of illegal profit or for other selfish purposes; obvious abuse of power by top officials, misappropriation of state property, land, concealment of wealth. In view of this, corruption has been perceived for many years by scholars and ordinary citizens as perhaps the greatest threat to the progress of socio-economic development of the state, its formation as a democracy.

The problem of combating corruption as one of the most dangerous phenomena of modern Ukrainian society, which has penetrated almost all spheres of life, is extremely acute not only in Ukraine but also in many developed European countries, including Italy, Germany, Great Britain, etc.). It has been proved that anti-corruption bodies have never become independent and autonomous in their activities. They are often pressured by the Prosecutor General's Office, deputies, and interfere in the investigation, which, of course, alarms international partners and civil society

Author Biography

K.O. Rozsokha, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

PhD in Law, Аssistant of the Department of Ship Management and Prosecutorial Activities

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Published

2022-01-05

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CRIMINAL PROCESS AND CRIMINAL SCIENCE. JUDICIAL EQUIPMENT; PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE AND LAWYER