On January 25, 2015, a law creating a new anti-corruption bureau entered into force. The Bureau will be empowered to investigate misconduct by high-level public officials. While Ukraine has seen its share of ineffective anti-corruption agencies, this one may be different, for three reasons:

  1. The law contains several provisions designed to ensure independence and transparency.
  2. The Bureau will have broad powers and resources, similar to those of a law enforcement agency. 
  3. The government is clearly committed.

Read the full article by Thomas Firestone and Yuliya Kuchma (Baker & McKenzie Washington, D.C.) here.

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