Media Law Institute took part in the initiated meetings of civil society organisations to elect the representatives of civil society organisations to the composition of the Competition Commission on the selection of members to the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC).
According to the legislation, the National Agency shall be the central body of the executive branch with special status that ensures formation and realization of the state anticorruption policy. Thus, the NAPC shall cooperate with the denunciators of corruption; control and check declarations of public officials; maintain and publish such declarations in the Unified State Register; monitor the lifestyle of officials; develop the Anticorruption strategy and state program on its implementation; provide consultation on the application of legislations on ethical behaviour; prevent and settle conflict interests and so on.
28 August 2015 rerun elections of civil part of the Competition Commission took place to elect candidates to the NAPC. Tetiana Semiletko, the lawyer of Media Law Institute participated in the election.
As a result of voting, among 23 candidates, the composition of the Competition Commission includes four representatives of the society, in particular, the experts of the Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) Viktor Taran, Lesia Shevchenko and Andriy Marusov.
Thus, current composition of the Competition Commission consists of seven members:
- Oleksander Danyliuk, the representative of the President of Ukraine;
- Natalia Sevostianova, the first assistant of the Minister of Justice of Ukraine.
- Konstyantyn Vashchenko, the head of National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service;
- Viktor Shlinchak, the representative of civil organisation “Institute of World Policy”;
- Lesia Shevchenko, the representative of civil organisation “Open Society Foundation”;
- Viktor Taran, the representative of civil organisation “Centre for Political Studies and Analytics”;
- Andriy Marusov, the representative of civil organisation “Centre for Political Studies and Analytics”.
The government is waiting for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to confirm its representative to the Competition Commission. Consequently, the RPR calls for the members of parliament to elect the experienced and qualified members of the NAPC to the Competition Commission.
Adjacent to this, the application for this competition continues. Currently, the government registered 49 candidates for the membership position at the National Agency for Prevention of Competition.