THE INSTITUTE OF LEGISLATIVE IDEAS - is an independent public think tank that improves legislation by facilitating dialogue between society and government.
We work to prevent the adoption of legislation with corrupt, discriminatory and ineffective provisions in order to build a country of equal opportunities, develop democracy and the rule of law.
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Professionalism of analysts and quality of our product
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Analytical center “Institute of Legislative Ideas” (hereinafter referred to as IZI or Organization) was established in 2017 on the basis of the Council of Public Expertise, which functioned under the Committee on Prevention and Combating of Corruption of the 8th convocation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as Verkhovna Rada).
Since 2015, the Council of Public Expertise (hereinafter referred to as the Council) has conducted public anti-corruption expertise of all draft laws (without exception) registered in the parliament by the subjects of legislative initiative. Analysts of the Council were selected in an open competition, which consisted of three stages: testing for knowledge of general and anti-corruption legislation, psychological tests and interviews. The members of the Council were chosen utilizing the same methods as the selection procedure for the detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. Thus, out of 100 candidates, 10 best lawyers and highly specialized analysts were selected.
GOAL OF THE ANTI-CORRUPTION EXPERTISE
- identification of factors in draft laws that independently or in combination with other provisions contribute to or may contribute to corruption offenses;
- development of recommendations with regards to the elimination of corruption risks.
Based on the results of anti-corruption expertise, practical recommendations are provided to eliminate these factors or minimize their impact, namely:
- Correction of technical errors in the draft law;
- Amendments of certain provisions of the draft law;
- Additions to certain provisions of the draft law;
- Repeal of certain provisions of the draft law;
- Development of a new version of the draft law;
- Repeal of the draft law as a whole, if it contradicts with the laws of Ukraine or was adopted in violation of the law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption”
Legislative principles of anti-corruption expertise in Ukraine are defined in Article 55 of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption” № 1700 of 14.10.2014, which entered into force on April 26, 2015
The methodology of anti-corruption expertise was approved by the order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine of 24.04.2017 № 1395/5.
Anti-corruption expertise of draft laws and other regulations is the important instrument for corruption prevention. As for the conclusions of the anti-corruption expertise, the specific wording of corruption risks and the number of their indicators are not of great importance. The main goal is that MPs of Ukraine could understand the content of possible corruption offenses while analyzing and adopting the draft law.
If you are interested in certain issues related to anti-corruption expertise, or any other issues, you can always contact IZI’s experts by visiting the section “Contacts”.