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Venice Commission publishes recommendations for Verkhovna Rada
15:31, 11 October 2017
Venice Commission publishes recommendations for Verkhovna Rada

The experts recommended fixing the rules of procedure in the form of the internal act to ensure the efficient work of the MPs

15:31, 11 October 2017

 

The Kiev Times

The Venice Commission published the recommendations on the draft law ‘On the amendment to the rules of Procedure and Internal organization of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine’ as the Front News International reported.

According to the experts, the harmonization between the Constitution and the rules of the procedure of the Ukrainian Parliament are important to increase the effectiveness of the work of the Verkhovna Rada, including the work on the reforms of Ukraine.

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The experts recommended fixing the rules of procedure in the form of the internal act to ensure the efficient work of the MPs and make it possible to amend the rules of procedure taking into account the conflict, crises and difficulties that can arise in the future.

‘MPs and the various political forces they represent must be able to act on the basis of unwritten mechanisms for building consensus and democratic tradition. Such unwritten rules can also be perceived as an additional guarantee of pluralism in the parliament’, the document says.

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Conversely, the Venice Commission emphasized that the fixed rules on the establishment of the coalitions can become a serious obstacle in the work of the parliament.

‘Detailed written rules on the creation of a coalition can become an obstacle to the work of the parliament, especially in the light of articles 83 and 90 of the constitution, setting a period of one month to form a coalition and the possibility of dissolving the Rada, if the factions do not agree,’ the experts said.

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Moreover, the experts of the Venice Commission offered to extend the responsibilities of the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament to the administrative issues.

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