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Ukraine’s Constitutional Court considers constitutionality of land market

Source : 112 Ukraine

The authors of the appeal note that only Ukrainian people obtain the right to make a decision on the management of such item of property as land through the all-Ukrainian referendum
10:45, 3 June 2021

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The Great Chamber of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has started to consider the case on the constitutional submission of 48 MPs on the correspondence to the Constitution of Ukraine of the Law On amendment of some legislative acts toward the conditions of turnover of the agriculture lands.

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According to the MPs, who filed the claim, during the adoption of the law, the constitutional procedure of its consideration and adoption was violated. According to them, the paragraphs of the law, its goal contradict the regulations of the Constitution of Ukraine.

“The authors of the appeal note that only Ukrainian people obtain right to make a decision on management of such item of property as land through the all-Ukrainian referendum,” the court added.

On March 31, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a committee bill on the opening of the agricultural land market No. 2178-10. 259 MPs voted to pass the bill.

The document provides the formation of the legislative environment for the introduction of market turnover of agricultural lands.

Related: Ukraine’s PM: Opening of land market leads to price increase for land twice

According to the law, ordinary Ukrainians can be market participants until 2024. Legal entities, created directly by citizens of Ukraine, the state, and territorial communities are allowed to purchase land since 2024.

The ban for the sale of state lands will act for the first two years.

You can read more about who and how can buy the land in Ukraine HERE.

 

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