On Feb. 13 The Ministry of Justice registered a procedure of complete verification of declarations of officials, developed by a working group of the Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers. Thus, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) will be able to analyze electronic declarations of officials thoroughly and to assess their capital and income. The document was adopted during a meeting of the NAPC and submitted to the Ministry of Justice on Feb. 10.
Complete verification of declarations involves identifying the authenticity of declared data, clarifying the accuracy of estimation of the specified assets, checking for a conflict of interests, as well as for the signs of unlawful enrichment. Clarification of this information can be carried out while an official performs his/her official duties and for three years after the termination of his/her duties. The decision to conduct a complete verification of declarations is adopted by the NAPC under the justified reasons provided by law.
The working group, involved in the development of the procedure of complete verification of declarations of officials, was formed at the initiative of the Minister of Justice, Pavlo Petrenko, on behalf of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman. The team includes members of the NAPC, experts of the Ministry of Justice, representatives of the society, law enforcement bodies, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. The main reason for the group creation was the NACP failure to develop relevant versions of documents meeting corresponding laws and not limiting human rights.
Source: Ministry of Justice