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Ukraine’s Constitutional Court recognizes e-declaration unconstitutional

Source : 112 Ukraine

The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption is forced to close the register of e-declarations
20:20, 28 October 2020

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The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) closes the register of electronic declarations to fulfill the decision of the Constitutional Court as Ukrayinska Pravda reported citing NAPC Head Oleksandr Novikov.

“On October 27, the Constitutional Court recognized as the unconstitutional – and today the decision is published – the access of the citizens to the information about incomes, expenses and property, their and people who get salaries at the expense of the taxes in Ukraine,” Novikov said.

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It is noted that the register will not work until the Verkhovna Rada adopts the new law and provides the NAPC with the possibility to disclose such information.

Later, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine published the decision about the recognition of some points of the Law On prevention of corruption as unconstitutional.

According to the court’s decision, the criminal responsibility for false declaration is ‘excessive punishment’ for a person. The punishment for false declaration is ‘disproportional to the inflicted harm’.

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Earlier, the criminal responsibility for false declaration was recognized by the Constitutional Court as such that does not correspond to the Main law of Ukraine.

The NAPC responded to the decision of the court stating that the judges canceled the criminal responsibility in their own interests.

 

 

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