The Verkhovna Rada adopted a draft law #8336 in the first reading. This law aims at strengthening the guarantees of independence of forensic experts and at the provision of proper conditions for the implementation of forensic expert activity.
The Samopomich faction in the Verkhovna Rada supported the document in the first reading, however, according to MP Ruslan Sydorovych, there is room for improvement.
The parliamentarian argues, “Undoubtedly, the current situation is unacceptable, because it lets the persons suspected of committing intentional crimes escape punishment. And the bill is going to rectify this. At the same time, why aren’t we solving a similar problem that concerns economic and corruption crimes? Are we pardoning these crimes? It makes no sense. Why can’t we apply a single approach?”
He continues, “As for the examinations. When adopting the Civil Code, the Economic Procedural Code, the Code of Administrative Proceedings, we made it possible to carry out the examination not only on the basis of judicial decisions. Why are we creating space for corruption again?
Why is the examination limited solely to state experts? What kind of monopoly is this? What kind of privileges are these? Those lawyers who have practical experience know perfectly well how these institutions work and how easily controlled they are.”
“Before making any decisions, voting for any laws, one must think very carefully and analyse the consequences for the whole society,” concludes Ruslan Sydorovych.