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Ongoing Ukraine Reforms Will Not End Corruption
25 November, 2014
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However, one alternative approach can.

KIEV, UKRAINE. OCTOBER 7, 2014. People throw rotten tomatoes at portraits of corrupt Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) members outside the Ukrainian Parliament building.
IMAGE: MAXIM NIKITIN/TASS

by Keith Darden, Vox Ukraine, Hromadske International

What You Need To Know:

✓ Despite war with Kremlin-backed separatists, looks like corruption is still Ukraine’s own worst enemy;

✓ Amid vocal support for anti-corruption reforms coming from Ukrainian officials, little has changed in Ukraine since the Euromaidan revolution;

✓ The lustration reform might provide some help in fighting corruption, there are concerns it may open the way for political persecution;

✓ An alternative approach is to empower citizens — rather than politically appointed prosecutors — by allowing them to prosecute corruption cases themselves, using qui tam writs and on behalf of the state;

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