UARU
Re:FORM: How Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Bureau Fights Corruption
21 August, 2016
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What You Need To Know:

✓ The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) was created on April 16th, 2015. Its creation was a requirement of the Coalition Agreement and a demand from the IMF;
✓ It began to function in full only when the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office was set up on the December 1st, 2015;
✓ From that time until June, NABU opened 148 cases; 15 of them were referred to the courts (as at the end of July it has 194 active investigations and 24 cases have been referred to the courts) ;
✓ NABU has covered corrupt officials such as Oleksandr Onyshcneko, a member of parliament  and is also investigating the Party of the Regions' “Black accountancy”.

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is a Ukrainian Government anti-corruption agency which investigates corruption in Ukraine and prepares cases for prosecution. It was created on April 16th, 2015, a requirement of the Coalition Agreement and a demand from the IMF. But in practice, it started to function fully only when the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office was set up on December 1st, 2015.

The agency's government funding is mandated under American and European Union aid programs. It has an evidence-sharing agreement with the F.B.I.

NABU started its work from scratch. Detectives are hired after a competitive selection procedure. High salaries that range from 30,000 UAH for detectives and are much higher for  senior detectives and heads of NABU departments which guarantees their impartiality.

Since December 2015, NABU has opened 148 cases, and 15 of them were referred to the courts (since the end of July it has 194 active investigations and 24 cases have been referred to the courts). The latest cases are against a member of parliament Oleksandr Onyshcneko, who is suspected of organizing corrupt gas schemes and about the Party of the Regions' “Black accountancy” where Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is mentioned.