Ukraine’s Supreme Court refused to open criminal proceeding on the lawsuit of NGO “Bureau of Good Deeds” against Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian Parliament on appealing the laws related to the customs clearance of the cars and tax assessment, the press office of Ukraine’s Supreme Court reported.
“The consideration of the case on compliance of the Ukrainian Constitution, if the procedure of considering adoption or coming into effect provided by the Ukrainian law was violated, and on the constitutionality of laws and other legal acts of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, the President of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers, Crimea’s Verkhovna Rada were assigned to the powers of Ukraine’s Supreme Court,” the press office of Ukraine’s Supreme Court reported.
The complainant stated that Ukraine’s President had to veto the bills “On amending the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning tax assessment of vehicles” and “On amending Ukraine’s Tax Code and some legal acts of Ukraine concerning the importation of vehicles to the customs territory of Ukraine”. Yet, on November 23, 2018 Poroshenko signed these bills, for which Verkhovna Rada deputies voted for. They came into force.
According to NGO “Bureau of good deeds”, these bills have a corruption scheme on customs clearance of the cars and are contrary to international law.
Yet, the court stated that Ukraine’s Parliament and President of Ukraine do not perform any managerial functions while considering, adopting and signing the bills; they implement their powers on legislative activity.
Ukraine’s Supreme Court decision to deny opening the proceeding against Ukraine’s President and Verkhovna Rada was adopted on December 10, 2018. NGO “Bureau of Good Deeds” can appeal against the decision at Ukraine’s Supreme Court Grand Chamber within 15 days.