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Ukraine's Parliament passes law on alternative jurisdiction over cases of annexed Crimea residents

Source : 112 Ukraine

Persons residing in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol are given the opportunity to choose the relevant court of the Kherson region for consideration of the disputes
12:15, 4 March 2021

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
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The Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading and as a whole the draft Law "On Amendments to Article 12 of the Law of Ukraine "On Ensuring the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and the Legal Regime in the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine" regarding establishing alternative jurisdiction and the city of Sevastopol".

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The document amends Art. 12 of the Law of Ukraine "On Ensuring the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens and the Legal Regime in the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine," according to which persons residing in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol are given the opportunity to choose the relevant court of Kherson region.

According to the document, local general court of Kherson region is to consider the motion of the party to the dispute (natural person permanently residing in the temporarily occupied territory and whose civil cases are subject to local general courts located in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol). Civil cases, subject to general appellate courts located in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol is carried out by Kherson Court of Appeal.

Such a motion may be filed together with the suitcase to the court chosen by the person. If one files a motion after the opening of the proceedings, the case is transferred to a designated court in the manner prescribed by the Civil Procedure Code of Ukraine.

This law shall enter into force on the day following the day of its publication.

Courts in which civil cases are pending before the entry into force of this Law, subject to local general or appellate courts located in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, continue and complete consideration of such cases in accordance with the previously determined jurisdiction.

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