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Venice Commission to issue opinion on de-oligarchization law in Ukraine after December 15

Source : 112 Ukraine

Venice Commission to prepare opinion for approval at its 123rd plenary session
18:26, 22 September 2021

Kyiv Post

The Venice Commission will issue a commentary on the bill №5599 on de-oligarchization in Ukraine after 15 December. The Voice party member Yaroslav Zhelezniak reported it in Telegram.

“The Venice Commission will prepare an opinion for approval at its 123rd plenary session (December 15-16),” the statement reads.

The Verkhovna Rada intends to pass the law this week.

As it was reported earlier, the commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada on human rights Lyudmyla Denisova offered Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov to direct this bill to the Venice Commission. According to Denisova, the law stipulates that the president and the National Security and Defense Council be endowed with powers not provided by the Constitution of Ukraine, restriction of human rights depending on property status, indirect introduction of censorship in the media, and so on.

On July 1, the Ukrainian parliament supported the bill on de-oligarchization. According to the document, the decision to recognize a person as an oligarch is made by the National Security and Defense Council on the basis of a proposal from the Cabinet of Ministers, a member of the National Security and Defense Council, the NBU, the SBU or the Antimonopoly Committee.

Related: National Security Committee recommends parliament pass de-oligarchization law

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