“If we leave the prosecutor’s office no repressive functions, political control over it will lose its appeal,” Syroid

“The problem is not even in the fact that the current president wants to control, in particular, the prosecutor’s office, which makes impossible its independence; the problem is even more complex. It lies in the fact that every president is convinced that only his personal control will ensure the independence of the prosecutor’s office.

We therefore need to amend the Constitution depriving the prosecutor’s office of any repressive functions, making it merely serve as the public prosecution in court. It shall present the interests of the state, actually, and have no punitive mechanisms at its disposal.

Then, perhaps, the control over the Prosecutor General will not be so attractive,” this was stated by Oksana Syroid, the Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, during the annual Tiger Conference organized by Kyiv Post.

Oksana Syroid
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