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Monitoring of implementation and awareness of new rules of political party finance

Donor: The Council of Europe
Budget: 410000.00 UAH
Realization: 12-09-2016-10-12-2016

General objective

Monitoring the implementation of the Law of Ukraine ‘On amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine relating to preventing and countering political corruption” of October 8, 2015 (hereinafter “the Law”) according to methodology developed by the Council of Europe.

1. Carrying out the monitoring of the implementation of the Law


The monitoring will be carried out according to a methodology developed by the Council of Europe and will cover the period starting from the effective date of the relevant provisions of the Law of Ukraine No. 731-VIII “On amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine relating to preventing and countering political corruption” of October 8, 2015 (hereinafter “the Law”) through December 1, 2016.
 
Objective 1: Exercise civic control over the implementation of the Law by the relevant government authorities (notably, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption, the Central Elections Commission, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine), as well as by the main political parties.
 
Objective 2: Evaluating the processes relating to the implementation of the Law in the following areas:
 
  1. Level of political parties’ readiness to implement the new political financing legislation.
  2. Comprehensiveness of the current political financing legal framework.
  3. Reporting burden for political parties pursuant to changes to the Law on Political Parties.
  4. Diligence and quality of reporting by political parties.
  5. Capacity of oversight bodies, with special focus on the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption.
  6. Cooperation in the area of political financing oversight.
  7. Implementation of sanctions for violations of political financing legislation.
 
Thus, this stage of project implementation is aimed at exercising quality civic control over both the compliance with the Law by the main political parties and the implementation of the Law’s provisions by relevant government authorities (notably, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption, the Central Elections Commission, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine).

2. Conducting an information campaign to increase the public awareness of the Law’s provisions and their practical implementation

Results

Monitoring report on implementation of the Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Relating to Preventing and Countering  Political Corruption”