By: Reforms in Ukraine, which collects and posts all reforms in Ukraine since the Maidan revolution
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
03.26.2015, date posted
Source: The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Reform enacted by: The Ministry of Justice
Law (in Ukrainian): http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/755-15
The Ukrainian Parliament passed a law that increases transparency re: property belonging to government officials. Law 2423 was voted in by 240 members of Parliament.
“The law reveals all the information that’s important about the property, the land, the vehicles. Illegal enrichment, rewriting of the property to others – the law makes all of this impossible,” – explained MP Egor Sobolev, speaking in Parliament (Verkhovna Rada).
According to Speaker of the Parliament Volodymyr Groysman (Chair of the Rada), thanks to the legislation passed, all officials will publicly declare their property. He stressed that this is one of the anti-corruption laws.
According to the authors of the legislation, its purpose is to prevent corruption, to ensure the transparency and openness of legal relationships in society, as well as to establish public control over government officials.
The law, according to them, will simplify the procedure of accessing information contained in the State Registry of rights on immovable property, providing free access to the government state land cadaster and the United State Register [of Legal Entities] held by the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
Source: Reforms in Ukraine
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