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Constitutional court recognizes bill on cancellation of congressional immunity constitutional

The text of the relevant document will be made public tomorrow, on June 7
15:50, 6 June 2018

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Ukraine’s Constitutional Court recognized the bill presented by 158 MPs on the congressional immunity constitutional, as Ukrainian News report referring to its source in the court.

According to the massage, the decision on the case was made today, on June 6 and the text of the document will be made public tomorrow, on June 7.

The court conducted the session in camera.

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Nataliya Shaptala was reporting on the case.

It should be noted that it is about a bill №6773 on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine concerning the cancellation of the congressional immunity, which 158 MPs have presented in the Parliament last summer.

This document suggests cancellation of some articles of the Constitution, which provides the MPs with the immunity. Besides, the articles provide for the impossibility of bringing the MP to the prosecution without Parliament’s approval.

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It is remarkable that the Parliament can consider the bill after the Constitutional Court approves it according to the articles of the Constitution on the impossibility of the amendments in the Constitution at a war or emergency state.

Besides, the proposed amendments cannot restrict the rights and freedoms of the citizens and used to violate the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Parliament asked the Constitutional court to estimate the constitutional validity of the bill on the cancellation of the congressional immunity presented by 158 MPs in autumn of 2017.

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