Weekly analytics for 15 – 21 February 2022

Political Points of the Centre of Policy and Legal Reform include a weekly expert analysis of the most important process in Ukraine in areas of constitutionalism, political parties and elections, governance and public administration reform, judiciary, combating corruption, criminal justice, etc.

Law of Ukraine “On Administrative Procedure” Is Adopted in Full.

On February 17, the Law of Ukraine “On Administrative Procedure” (LAP) was adopted in full, taking into account the President’s recommendation following his veto. Based on the President’s recommendations, a number of legal relationships were excluded from the Law’s coverage, including security and defense, citizenship, asylum, state awards, and pardons; while the effective date of the Law was pushed back from 12 to 18 months from adoption.

As a reminder, the LAP provides for unified rules in relationships between state executive authorities and local self-governance bodies on one hand, and individuals and legal entities on the other. In place of dozens disparate and conflicting laws in the areas of provision of administrative services and inspections, Ukraine will come to a single system: a single law with a general procedure and a minimal number of well-grounded exceptions set forth in other, specialised laws.

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