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Commercial courts in Ukraine will be closed - official

17:32 13/10/2014

KIEV, October 13 (RAPSI) - Commercial courts in Ukraine will be closed pursuant to judicial reform, their functions will be taken over by courts of general jurisdiction, Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at the government meeting on Monday.

The judicial system should be adjusted with the the Supreme Court of Ukraine a key institution, according to Yatsenyuk.

He said earlier that the the Supreme Court should regain its powers which were limited after the Parliament passed in July 2010 a law on the judicial system and status of judges.

Last February the Constitutional Court took spotlight after the parliament sacked six judges it had previously appointed to the court, saying that they had violated their oath in ruling against the country’s 2004 constitution. The parliament asked prosecutors to begin a criminal investigation into the judges.

Ukraine's parliament was dissolved in August. President Petro Poroshenko announced an election on October 26.

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Commercial courts in Ukraine will be closed - official

17:32 13/10/2014 Commercial courts in Ukraine will be closed pursuant to judicial reform, their functions will be taken over by courts of general jurisdiction, Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
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