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Annotation Law of Ukraine of 30.06.19933341-XII
On Organizational Legal Principles of Struggle against the Organized Crime
 Valid, Summary version from 07.04.2004

The Law of Ukraine

On Organizational Legal Principles of Struggle against the Organized Crime

Date of Entry into Force:
August 17, 1993

According to Article 1 of the Law, the organized crime is a totality of crimes committed due to creation and activity of organized criminal groups. 

The system of state bodies which struggle against the organized crime is formed by:

According to Article 6 of the Law, basic directions of struggle against the organized crime are:

Chapter III of the Law determines authorities of special subdivisions on struggle against the organized crime of bodies of internal affairs, Security Service of Ukraine and their staff.

On the basis of Article 13 of the Law during struggle against the organized crime special subdivisions on struggle against the organized crime in bodies of internal affairs and Security Service of Ukraine shall have the right to use staff and secret agents who are not in the permanent staff. Such agents are introduced in the organized criminal groups under the cover of legend.

For conducting measures on struggle against the organized crime special subdivisions in bodies of internal affairs and Security Service of Ukraine have the right to co-operate with participants of the organized criminal groups. A participant of the organized criminal group may be partially or fully freed from criminal responsibility and punishment, if in the course of operational investigation activity, preliminary investigation or court consideration of the cases he promotes reveal of the organized criminal groups and committed by them crimes, bringing the guilty to responsibility, compensation of damage to natural persons, legal entities and state.

Article 15 of the Law permits to special subdivisions of bodies of internal affairs and Security Service of Ukraine to use special technical means by prior obtaining the general prosecutor's sanction in cases of:

Chapter V of the Law is devoted to co-operation of special subdivisions on struggle against the organized crime and other bodies of state power.

Struggle against the organized crime, as well as its material technical provision shall be financed from the State Budget of Ukraine.

Guarantees of rights and legal interests to citizens and legal entities during taking measures on struggle against the organized crime are set by Article 22 of the Law.

Control over adherence to laws in the sphere of struggle against the organized crime, as well as over spending funds allocated for these purposes shall be carried out directly by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, as well as by the committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on struggle against the organized crime and corruption.


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