Justice Ministry informed it can not appeal the appointment of Andriy Bohdan, who comes under the law on cleanup of authority (lustration), as the Head of President’s Administration, as UNN news agency reported referring to the website of the Ministry.
The Ministry informed that Bohdan falls under the law on lustration and he has no right to hold this post; however, the authority still can not appeal his appointment in the court.
“We inform that the decision of the Chamber of the Supreme Court as of March 3, 2018 on the lawsuit of the Justice Ministry to the Supreme Council of the Judiciary on recognition of the decision illegal and cancellation of the decision, the Supreme Court noted that the Justice Ministry does not have the competence in terms of filing a lawsuit to the court with provision of inspection provided by the law, as there is no such right prescribed in the Statute on Ministry of Justice,” the response to the request reads.
The representatives of the body stressed that the letters of the ministries, other central bodies of executive power are not legal and regulatory instruments, they are informative and do not set legal rules.
It was also stated that Bohdan’s name was not included into the Unified Registry of lustrated people as he was dismissed from the post of Government Plenipotentiary on the anti-corruption policy before the law on lustration came into force.
As we reported earlier, Andriy Bohdan was appointed the Head of the Administration of President of Ukraine.
Earlier, it was reported that Bohdan came under the law of lustration as he held the post of Government Plenipotentiary on the anti-corruption policy under the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych twice. This post is among those included in the list which comes under cleanup of the authority.
Bohdan himself said he came under the law on lustration unfairly.