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Issue revealed of urgent meeting of judges of Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine will consider the submission of the interpretation of land as the main national wealth
15:06, 2 November 2020

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The Constitutional Court plans to consider the idea of the interpretation of land as the main national wealth as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Ihor Slidenko.

“The issue is not about the cancelation of something; the issue of the interpretation of the norms of the Constitution,” Slidenko said.

According to him, the interpretation of ‘land’ definition as an object of property rights is not the key in this submission.

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He added that he does not know why the meeting of judges was postponed and what issues had to be considered.

Slidenko stated that his dismissal would not be considered at the meeting as such issues are considered during the usual hearings.

The official website of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine posted a message that stated that ‘the meeting of the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is postponed’.

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’.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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