Viktor Kychun appointed judge of Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official took the seat of Mykola Melnyk who resigned in December 2019
15:55, 18 February 2021

Viktor Kychun, judge of Constitution Court of Ukraine
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The Ukrainian Parliament appointed Viktor Kychun judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. 237 MPs voted for the decision, with 226 necessary to pass. 

Kychun who was the candidate judge from Servant of the People party gets the seat in the Court instead of Mykola Melnyk who filed his resignation letter in December 2019. 

Viktor Kychun works as senior lecturer at the department of constitutional right of National Law Academy nated after Prince Yaroslav Mudry. In December 2019, he applied for the office of judge of the Constitutional Court.

Related: Zelensky withdraws bill depriving Constitutional Court judges of authorities

As we reported, in December 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine sent President Volodymyr Zelensky an appeal, asking him to temporarily remove Head of Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky from his office.

Earlier, President's Envoy in Constitutional Court Fedir Venislavsky claimed that Tupytsky was supposed to show up at the Office of Prosecutor General on Monday, December 28; he was supposed to receive the charge papers there.

Finally, on December 29, Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree that suspends Oleksandr Tupytsky from the office for two months.

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