Ukrainian lawmakers support restriction of parliamentary immunity

17:46, 18 December 2019

MPs from Servant of the People party have restricted the parliamentary immunity. The current composition lets this political force make the decision single-handedly, without the need to enjoy the support of other parties. The remaining parties did not vote for this bill, saying it would concentrate the power in the hands of Prosecutor General. 

It is he who approves the detention and arrest of a particular lawmaker. State Bureau of Investigations and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine are the ones in charge of investigative actions. The respective amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine will take effect next year.