Launching an Effective Anticorruption Court: Lessons from Ukraine.

Article | June 16, 2021

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Ukraine’s High Anti-Corruption Court was created in response to immense public demand to hold government officials and judges accountable for corruption. Ukraine’s experience suggests lessons for other countries seeking to launch anti-corruption courts.

Making Ukraine’s High Anti-Corruption Court operational required more than adopting legislation. It meant selecting and preparing judges, recruiting qualified court personnel, and setting up administrative and organizational structures, including courthouse facilities, security, IT infrastructure, and communications systems. In this article from the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center*, Chemonics’ David Vaughn and Olga Nikolaeva highlight lessons from their experience on the USAID Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program for other countries seeking to launch anti-corruption courts.

*U4 is a permanent center at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway.