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Ukraine’s Constitutional Court urged to recognize language law illegal

The claimants asked the court to recognize this law to be not constitutional and consider this case during a month
19:47, 21 June 2019

Yan Dobronosov Facebok

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine got the submission of 51 MPs on the constitutional nature of the law “On provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state one” as the court’s press service reported.

The claimants asked the court to recognize this law to be not constitutional and consider this case during a month.

 “A subject of a law for the constitutional submission thinks that the points of the number of the articles of the law #2704-VIII violate the rights of the citizens for the use of the native language, restrict the access of the citizens, for example, to the cultural production on the native language, the atmosphere of non-tolerance to the language diversity is created, while it is historically natural for the united multi-national people of Ukraine; the order of the use of the languages of the national minorities in Ukraine is not regulated,” the submission said.

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According to the document, MPs from the Opposition Block are among those, who filed the submission.

As it was reported earlier, on April 25, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the draft law #5670-d on the provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state one in the second reading and in general.

The status of Ukraine's state language will be endorsed over the course of the next ten years when the government implements the respective program. 

 

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