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Suspended Head of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court not allowed inside court building

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tupytsky called it another attempt of illicit interference in the work of the chairman of the Constitutional Court
14:00, 19 January 2021

Chair of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky
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State Security Administration does not admit Chairman of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky to the building of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and his office as 112 Ukraine TV channel correspondent reported.

Tupytsky called it another attempt of illicit interference in the work of the chairman of the Constitutional Court. He noted that the despite the suspension for two months; he was not deprived of the status of the judge.

“I would like to note that I was not deprived of the status of the judge. If I should not administer justice for two months in accordance with the order; I still have the responsibilities of judge on the consideration of cases that would be considered in the future. Moreover, the official duties of the chairman of the court, which I should perform because I was not deprived of them. If I do not perform them, it will be a blockade of the Constitutional Court,” Tupytsky noted.

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The Constitutional Court also noted that despite the fact that Oleksandr Tupytsky was suspended from the position of the judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine by the order of the President of Ukraine, he should perform the administrative functions because he was authorized by the judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The State Security Administration has no right not to admit Tupytsky to his office.

In its turn, the State Security Administration of Ukraine reported that it acts within the authorities provided by the legislation.

“We report that due to the appeal of the State Security Administration of Ukraine, the State Investigation Bureau toward the observation of the paragraphs of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, for fulfillment of the demands of the Order of the President of Ukraine from December 29, 2020 #607/2020, and for elimination of risks, due to which, Oleksandr Tupytsky was suspended and for non-admission of him in the building of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for the duration of the Order of the President  (two months), the military men of the State Security Administration act only on the basis and within the authorities provided by current legislation,” the message said.

Related: Constitutional Court rejects Zelensky’s decree on suspension of its head from office

On December 28, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine sent President Volodymyr Zelensky an appeal, asking him to temporarily remove Head of Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky from his office.

Earlier, President's Envoy in Constitutional Court Fedir Venislavsky claimed that Tupytsky was supposed to show up at the Office of Prosecutor General on Monday, December 28; he was supposed to receive the charge papers there.

Finally, on December 29, Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree that suspends Oleksandr Tupytsky from the office for two months.

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