Ukraine’s parliament to restore electronic declaration by new law

Source : 112 Ukraine

The procedure should be finished by the end of the plenary week
13:41, 2 November 2020

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will adopt a specific bill to regulate the situation with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and organize work of the anti-corruption bodies as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov.

“This decision (of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, - led to the serious imbalance in the system of adoption of the decisions…Today, until the end of the day, the draft law will be registered and it will restore the action of the electronic declaration and Article 366 of the Code of Criminal Procedure; two months will be provided to consider and make a proper decision on questions raised by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine in its decision,” Razumkov said.

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The speaker noted that the solution to the situation with work of the anti-corruption bodies was already discussed by the factions.

According to him, the procedure should be finished by the end of the plenary week.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the norm about the criminal responsibility for false declaration unconstitutional. According to the court’s decision, the criminal responsibility for a false declaration is ‘excessive punishment’ for a person. The punishment for false declaration is ‘disproportional to the inflicted harm’.

By such a decision, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine blocked the implementation of local election results. The court denied the NACP access to state registers which are used to verify declarations of candidates for senior positions in state bodies. In this regard, no head can be officially appointed.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the system of the electronic declaration of incomes will work despite the decision of the Constitutional Court.

On October 29,  Volodymyr Zelensky convened an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to determine measures for the immediate response of the state to threats to national security.

Later, the Cabinet of Ministers ordered the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) to immediately restore citizens' access to the register of declarations of officials.

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Besides, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted draft law No.4288 for the Parliament's consideration. The bill offers MPs to deprive the Constitutional Court judges of their authorities and to restore the law on declaration that the Court had canceled.

In his turn, Chair of the Constitutional Court Oleksandr Tupytsky stated that the bill initiated by President Volodymyr Zelensky has characteristics of the constitutional coup in Ukraine.


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