Verkhovna Rada to amend Savchenko’s law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Parliament will also consider a draft law on the High Council of the Judiciary
12:18, 3 November 2016

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider a number of draft laws concerning law enforcement on a plenary session on Thursday, November 3. This was announced on the meeting’s agenda on the official web-site of the Parliament.

In particular, people’s deputies plan to review drafts #4670 On Disciplinary Code of National Police of Ukraine, #2016 On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine concerning children protection against sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, #3791 On Amendments to section II, paragraph 3 Final Provisions of the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine concerning extension of scope of this law to include ex-employees of the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine, #4778 On operational and search activities.

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Also drafts #4032 and #4548 that propose to alter the order of pre-trial detention enrolment into sentence term provided by the so-called Savchenko’s law were included to the agenda.

The parliamentarians also intend to review the bill of the Law On the High Council of the Judiciary #5180, introduced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and its alternative - #5180-1, the author of which is people’s deputy Eugreny Muraev.

The morning plenary session will as usual start at 10:00. 

As it wasvreported earlier the draft law "On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine on improvement of the procedure of considering pretrial detention as a detention sentence," or so-called “Savchenko’s law” was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on November 5, 2015. The authors were Savchenko, people's representatives from the "Batkivshchyna" party Andriy Kozhemyakin and Ivan Krulko, Mykola Palamarchuk from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, Leonid Yemets from the "People’s front," and unaffiliated Oleg Osuhovskyy. November 26 the parliament supported the law, December 22 it was signed by President Poroshenko, and on December 24 the law came into force.

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