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Ukrainian education law derogates from rights of Hungarians in Zakarpattia
19:39, 19 September 2017
Ukrainian education law derogates from rights of Hungarians in Zakarpattia

The Parliament of Hungary urged to prevent the law to come into force and appealed to the international community to condemn the education reform

19:39, 19 September 2017

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The Hungarian parliament spoke with condemnation of the 'Law on Education' adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine considering it to violate a number of the international legal proceedings and derogate from rights of the Hungarians in Zakarpattia. Magyar Nemzet reported this.

A resolution accepted by the parliament states that the Ukrainian law on education contradicts the norms of the international law and it violates Copenhagen Document, Paris Charter of OSCE and European Charter on the regional languages and languages of the national minorities.

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The parliamentarians claim that the law derogates from rights of the ethnical Hungarians livening in Zakarpattia and who are prohibited to be educated in the native language. The Hungarian parliamentarians also think that the law violates the Ukrainian Constitution on the prohibition of language and ethical discrimination.

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The Parliament of Hungary urged to prevent the law to come into force and appealed to the international community to condemn the education reform.

Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on the education that starts the reform in Ukraine. The law provides that the language of the educational process is the state language.

Last week the Hungarian MFA criticized the adopted law on education noting that it violates the rights of the national minorities. Later Hungary complained to the UN and OSCE.

Romania and Poland also claimed about their solicitude due to the possible violation of the rights of the national minorities.

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Also, the President of Moldova criticized this law and urged Ukraine to reconsider new policy towards the national minorities.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine claimed that 'Law on Education' does not derogate from the rights of the representatives of the national minorities who live in Ukraine.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andry Paruby passed the 'Law on Education' to the sign of the Ukrainian president on September 19.

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