Ukrainian parliament appoints new ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

280 MPs supported the decision
18:48, 15 March 2018

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appointed Lyudmyla Denysova as new Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. 280 MPs voted in the affirmative as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

On April 27, 2017, the 5-year-old cadence of Valeria Lutkovska at the post of ombudswoman ended.

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On May 25, 2017, the official documents of three candidates were published in the official title ‘Voice of Ukraine’. The candidates were Serhy Alekseev, Lyudmyla Denysova and Andry Mamalyha.

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The same day, the Ukrainian Parliament Committee for Human Rights, National Minorities and International Affairs considered the issue of the correspondence of the candidates to the post of the ombudsmen. The committee admitted that all three candidates corresponded to the criteria. However, Serhy Alekseev withdrawn his application.

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