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Language law recognized constitutional, - Constitutional Court of Ukraine

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The submission of 51 MPs on the constitutionality of the language law was filed in June 2019. Its consideration lasted two years
16:38, 14 July 2021

Constitutional Court of Ukraine
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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the law "On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language" compliant with the Constitution. This is stated on the court's website.

It should be noted that the submission of 51 lawmakers on the constitutionality of the language law was filed in June 2019. Its consideration lasted two years.

The court said that the decision would be published on the official website on July 15.

Earlier, on April 25, 2019 the Verkhovna Rada by 278 votes of lawmakers passed the law on the state language. According to this law, the only official state language in Ukraine is Ukrainian.

This status provides for the mandatory use of the Ukrainian language throughout the country in public authorities and local governments, as well as in public spheres of public life. The law does not apply to private communication and religious rites.

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In June of the same year, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine received a submission from 51 MPs regarding the constitutionality of the law "On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language."

Earlier we reported that the status of Ukraine's state language will be endorsed over the course of the next ten years when the government implements the respective program. 

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