The President of Ukraine has appointed two recognized human rights defenders Refat Chubarov and Yevhen Zakharov, as well as historian Yaroslav Hrytsak members of the Contest Committee of the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The Committee will hold a competition for the post of Director of the Bureau. The Parliament and the Cabinet of Ministers have yet to appoint three members of the committee each.
"I think that I have appointed the men who will become the moral guidance for the Parliament and the Government in determining their candidates. Each of them is the conscience and authority of the nation. The establishment of the Anti-Corruption Bureau is the response to the clear and urgent request of the Ukrainian society for total elimination of corruption in our state. Thus, I call on the Government and Verkhovna Rada to determine their candidates without any delay," Petro Poroshenko has noted.
Refat Chubarov - Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, President of the Worldwide Congress of Crimean Tatars. Current illegitimate authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea have labeled him extremist and banned from returning to the peninsula. Awards: Order of Merit, I and II grade; Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, V grade.
Yevhen Zakharov - Head of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, executive director of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, member of the Ukrainian section of the International Community for Human Rights. Member of the Order of Liberty, order "For Intellectual Courage", laureate of Vasyl Stus Prize.
Yaroslav Hrytsak - Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University, director of the Institute for Historical Research of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, the first Vice President (1999-2005) of the International Association for Ukrainian Studies, honored professor of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Awards: Order "For Intellectual Courage", order of the Republic of Poland Bene Merito and several civic awards.