Ukrainian lawyers may be granted right to store and carry traumatic weapons

Source : 112 Ukraine

Parliament's Legal Policy Committee recommends that MPs approve the bill in principle
15:51, 7 June 2021

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Ukrainian lawmakers are to consider the bill, which gives lawyers the right to store and carry the traumatic weapons. Parliament's Legal Policy Committee recommends that MPs approve the draft law № 4612 in principle. The Parliament's press office reported that.

Head of the Committee Andriy Kostin claimed that the draft law aims to increase the degree of personal security of lawyers, prvent possible illegal attempts upon their lives while they are on duty. Over the last few years, the number of attacks on lawyers increased. 

The bill offers to reserve the lawyer's right to purchase, carry, store and use domestically made traumatic weapons, employing rubber bullets or similar kinds of non-lethal ammunition. Thta lies within the borders of the lawyer's professional activity. 

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