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 Contest to pick National Police chief to kick off Jan. 18, - Interior Ministry

An advisory competition to fill in the position of National Police head will start on Jan. 18.

Censor.NET reports referring to the Interior Ministry press service.

The contest procedure envisages five stages.

The selection of candidates is carried out by the advisory selection commission, a temporary consultative body established for the purpose of the contest. The commission is composed of independent international and national experts (six members):

Mikael Lyngbo - independent rule of law and transitional justice expert;

John Montanio - senior counselor, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) Regional Project Office in Ukraine;

Joseph McAllister - a consultant of the Canadian government Police Training Assistance Program (PTAP);

Yevhen Y. Zakharov - founder of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU), Director of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group;

Roman V. Romanov - Human Rights and Justice Program Initiative Director, the International Renaissance Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine;

Vitalii E. Portnikov - well-known journalist and publicist.

The list of final candidates will be generated and submitted to the interior minister with as little delay as possible but not later than Feb. 15, 2017.

The first stage of the competition will kick off on Jan. 18, 2017.

The results of each stage of the competition will be announced on the Interior Ministry website.

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