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Duda submits law banning Banderite ideology to Constitutional Court
17:39, 15 February 2018
Duda submits law banning Banderite ideology to Constitutional Court

The court should check the law on the presence of the contradictions to the Constitution of Poland

17:39, 15 February 2018

Presidential Administration press office

Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland submitted new law on Institute of National Memory of Poland for the check in the Constitutional Court on February 14 as the office of the Polish president reported.

The Constitutional Court should check the law on the presence of the contradictions to the Constitution of Poland.

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According to Duda, the points of the law 'should be clearer to leave every citizen without doubts about the legitimacy or illegality of the behavior after the reading of it'.

The president of Poland is sure 'the coordination of the institutional responsibility for the crimes of the Holocaust with the Polish nation that is not responsible for them and with the Polish state the territory of which was occupied by the foreign state proves the implementation of the legal norms' provided by the law, particularly the points on the criminal responsibility.

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As we reported Polish leader Andrzej Duda has signed the bill with amendments to the law about the Institute of the National Memory in Poland. They stipulate criminal responsibility for denial of the Volyn Massacre of the 1940s and forbid the propaganda of the 'Banderite ideology'.

It also provides the criminal penalty for public accusations of Poland of crimes during Holocaust, of helping Nazi Germany, of military crimes or crimes against humanity. The bill forbids to use the combination of words “Polish death camp” when describing concentration camps that were on the territory of Poland. Any citizen of the country, including foreigners that breached the law will have to pay a fine or imprisoned for up to three years.

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