According to DW, on 27 of April 2021, the Parliament of Ukraine on second reading adopted Law 2164 “On introducing amendments to the Criminal procedure code”. The improved law provides a number of legislative options for search and conviction in absentia.
If there is a search warrant for a fugitive, Law 2164 gives the courts the right to consider applications for remand without the presence of the suspect. In the case of such a sentence, the duration of the order and the size of the guard are not specified.
In accordance with Law 2164, the grounds for declaring a suspect on the wanted list and launching a process of early investigation of judicial proceedings are:
- When the whereabout of the suspect is unknown
- When a suspect evades a summons from an investigator, a prosecutor, a judge or a court, provided that the suspect is duly informed of the summons
- When there are reasonable grounds to believe that the suspect is in another country or in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine