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Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has passed a real gem of a judgment – an invaluable one for corrupt officials precisely because the value of their family wealth can no longer be disclosed to the public.

The ruling, which was made on Jan. 20 and published a few days later, effectively bans disclosure of any information about public figures, officials and politicians, as well as their families, about their financial circumstances, without their consent.

The ruling was meant to interpret certain articles of the Constitution that define confidential information, and the Constitutional Court’s main mandate within Ukraine’s legal system is to produce such interpretations.

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