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Parliament, President to respond to Constitutional Court's decisions, - Speaker Razumkov

Source : 112 Ukraine

On October 29, the Court ruled that certain provisions of Law on Prevention of Corruption were unconstitutional, as well as criminal responsibility for untruthful declaration of incomes
19:43, 29 October 2020

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov
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Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament, and President Zelensky will soon react to the situation with decision of the Constitutional Court; earlier, it ruled that certain provisions of Law on Prevention of Corruption were unconstitutional, as well as criminal responsibility for untruthful declaration of incomes. Dmytro Razumkov, the Speaker of the Parliament said so as quoted by Ukrinform agency.

'I believe the response from the Parliament and President will be a quick one; and, most likely, we will be improving these mechanisms that are already there, so that the system keeps on working. We will be solivng these things quite quickly, because neither the government, nor the state could let it be destroyed", Razumkov said. 

He added that the statement by the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) immobilizes the vertical of local government, blocking the announcement of winners of local elections.

The Chairman of Ukrainian Parliament claimed that pressure upon any branch of power, including the judicial one. 

Related: EU may pause visa-free travel with Ukraine due to Constitutional Court’s recent actions

On October 28, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled that the provision about criminal responsibility for untruthful declarations, which caused huge criticism spoken out by law enforcers and control authorities. According to the Court's decision, criminal responsibility for declaration of untruthful information is "excessive" punishment for a citizen.

On October 29, the Court blocked the announcement of results of local elections. It stripped NAPC off the access to state registers, which they use for holding checks of declarations of candidates for leading offices to authoritative bodies.

Later, the EU claimed that the Court's decision that blocked the announcement of results of local elections could become the reason for temporary suspension of visa-free regime.

Related: E-declaration system to work despite Constitutional Court’s decision, - Zelensky

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