Political Points of the CPLR for 1 – 13 January 2020


Constitutional Court has prohibited amending the Constitution in terms of introducing additional grounds for early termination of powers of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine.

1. Event

On December 27, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine issued a negative opinion in the case on the conformity of the draft law amending Article 81 of the Constitution of Ukraine (concerning additional grounds for early termination of powers of the People’s Deputy of Ukraine) (Reg. No. 1027) with the requirements of Articles 157 and 158 of the Constitution of Ukraine. This is the third draft law introduced by the President of Ukraine to amend the Constitution of Ukraine (out of seven draft laws that were initiated on August 29, 2019), which does not meet the requirements of part 1 of Article 157 of the Constitution of Ukraine. Although the amendments proposed in the draft law are not aimed at eliminating independence or violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the CCU draws attention to the following:

– in order to strengthen parliamentary discipline, the draft law introduces many judgmental concepts that do not meet the criteria of clarity, unambiguity and predictability, as required by legal certainty concept as a component of the rule of law principle.

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