Ukraine adopts code of ethics and professional conduct for prosecutors

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Nov. 29, 2012, 3:37 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych (R) and Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka

A code of ethics and professional conduct for employees of prosecutor's offices was adopted on Wednesday at the all-Ukrainian conference of employees of prosecuting agencies.

"This document is a compilation of high moral and ethical standards of conduct for employees of prosecuting agencies. The code is mandatory for all employees of prosecutor's offices at absolutely all levels. It applies to all actions by employees of prosecutor's offices during the performance of their duties and in everyday life," Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka said, speaking at the conference.

According to the media liaisons department of the Prosecutor General's Office, the conference delegates expressed their opinions and suggestions during the discussion of the document. After that, the code was unanimously adopted.

The prosecutor general signed a decree introducing the code of ethics and professional conduct for employees of prosecutor's offices from December 1, 2012.

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