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Constitutional Court predicts parliamentary crisis in case of adoption of Zelensky’s bill

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, Zelensky submitted the bill to the Verkhovna Rada that offers to deprive the Constitutional Court judges of their authorities
12:38, 3 November 2020

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU)
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The adoption of the bill proposed by President Volodymyr Zelensky about the dismissal of the judges of the Constitutional Court might lead to the parliamentary crisis as UNN reported citing judge of the court Ihor Slidenko.

“The majority of the political forces, particularly all of them besides the Servant of the People, in the parliament will not support such an approach (offered by Zelensky, - 112.international). Everyone has an opinion toward these things; anyway, nobody wants to make a clear violation of the Constitution, moreover, a serious violation of the Constitution. That is why, if such a bill is really voted, I predict a serious parliamentary crisis,” Slidenko said.

He added that according to him, the high-profile decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine did not cancel the anti-corruption system, anybody; this decision has canceled anything; it just showed that some norms are unconstitutional because they are unconstitutional.

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Earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the norm about the criminal responsibility for false declaration unconstitutional. According to the court’s decision, the criminal responsibility for a false declaration is ‘excessive punishment’ for a person. The punishment for false declaration is ‘disproportional to the inflicted harm’.

By such a decision, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine blocked the implementation of local election results. The court denied the NACP access to state registers which are used to verify declarations of candidates for senior positions in state bodies. In this regard, no head can be officially appointed.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the system of the electronic declaration of incomes will work despite the decision of the Constitutional Court.

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On October 29,  Volodymyr Zelensky convened an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to determine measures for the immediate response of the state to threats to national security.

Later, the Cabinet of Ministers ordered the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) to immediately restore citizens' access to the register of declarations of officials.

Besides, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted draft law No.4288 for the Parliament's consideration. The bill offers MPs to deprive the Constitutional Court judges of their authorities and to restore the law on a declaration that the Court had canceled.

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In his turn, Chair of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky stated that the bill initiated by President Volodymyr Zelensky has characteristics of the constitutional coup in Ukraine.

                                     

 

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