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Ukraine’s Constitution Court cancels judges’ responsibility for knowingly unjust sentences

Source : 112 Ukraine

After the decision comes into force, the responsibility of judges for decisions against Euromaidan activists will be abolished
17:06, 12 June 2020

Ukraine’s Constitution Court
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The Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared unconstitutional the article on liability for deliberately unjust decisions. The press service of the court reported this.

Sources in the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada said that the decision was made at the request of a group of MPs of Opposition Platform - For Life faction. ZN.ua reported this and noted that after the decision would take effect, the responsibility of judges who ruled against activists and Ukrainian citizens during the Euromaidan will be abolished.

“The Constitution Court of Ukraine did make a decision in the case of the constitutional submission of 55 MPs on the compliance of Article 375 of the Criminal Code with the Constitution. And the court ruled that the disputed article of the code was unconstitutional,” the statement said.

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It is reported that all members of the Constitutional Court, including Serhiy Holovaty, Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Court, voted for the unconstitutionality of judges' responsibility for making deliberately illegal decisions.

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According to the agency, the database created by activists, contains information about over 330 judges who made illegal decisions regarding Maidan participants. The list also included judges who banned peaceful gatherings, convicted activists of allegedly maliciously resisting police and violating order of peaceful gatherings, who confiscated driver's licenses on the basis of falsified documents and detained protesters and ordered conducting investigative actions. Many judges continue to hold their offices.

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