Ukraine's Constitutional Court asked to check constitutionality of weekend lockdown

Source : 112 Ukraine

46 MPs appeal to Constitutional Court against Cabinet's decree
22:32, 23 November 2020

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU)
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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine received a submission from 48 MPs, which appealed against certain provisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which introduced the weekend quarantine. It is reported by the press service of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

"On November 23, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine received a constitutional submission from 48 MPs of Ukraine regarding the compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality) with the provisions of subclause 17 of clause 10, clause 15 of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers' decree No. 641 on the establishment of quarantine and the introduction of enhanced anti-epidemic measures in the territory with a widespread of acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, dated July 22, 2020," statement informs.

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According to the information, the authors of the motion believe that certain provisions of this decree do not correspond to a number of norms of the Constitution of Ukraine, and they also said that the issues raised in the constitutional submission are of particular social and economic significance, since they concern, among other things, the life and health of citizens.

The constitutional submission is currently pending before the court.

Related: 2,400 facilities closed in Ukraine due to violation of weekend quarantine

As we reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine made a decision to introduce the weekend quarantine all over the country. The strict quarantine will act from 00:00 a.m. Saturday until 00:00 a.m. Monday. On the weekend, only objects of the critical infrastructure, particularly, groceries, drug stores, and transport will work in the country. The work of shopping malls, sports centers, fitness centers, swimming pools, theaters, and holding of mass events is banned.

On November 17, the Verkhovna Rada tried to cancel the weekend quarantine, but there were not enough votes.

Related: Weekend quarantine: Zelensky satisfied with results of restrictions

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