The President introduced to the Parliament the draft law on amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice

President Petro Poroshenko introduced to the Verkhovna Rada the draft law of Ukraine «On amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding justice)».

On Wednesday 25 November, reported the press service of the head of state

According to the report, the project was approved by the Constitutional Commission on 30 October 2015. The national Council of reforms at its meeting on 9 November, to recommend to the President to submit it to the Verkhovna Rada, and the Verkhovna Rada to consider the draft on first reading during the current session.

Commenting on the bill, the President said: «These changes have long been waiting for the Ukrainian society, so I ask parliamentarians to carefully read the bill and consider it in accordance with the procedure in the shortest possible time, so that by the end of the winter we had updated the Constitution in terms of justice and built in Ukraine a fair trial in accordance with the highest European standards».

The purpose of the proposed changes is to improve the constitutional principles of justice for implementation of principles of the rule of law and ensuring each citizen the right to a fair trial before an independent and impartial court within a reasonable time.

The adoption of this bill will contribute to the implementation of a full-scale judicial reform and renewal of the judiciary in accordance with European standards, restoration of citizens ‘ trust in the judiciary, and to ensuring the proper functioning of the prosecutors, the legal profession and system of execution of court decisions.

The bill is aimed at depoliticizing and ensuring the independence of the judiciary, and the professional standards of the judiciary, limitation of immunity of judges to the functional optimization of the judicial system, ensuring the continuous and efficient operation of the judiciary during the transitional period, etc.

In a press-service of the President has reminded that this document has received two positive opinions of the Venice Commission (from 24 July and 26 October 2015).

We add that the national Council of reforms previously recommended to the President submitting draft amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice for consideration in the Parliament.




The President introduced to the Parliament the draft law on amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice 25.11.2015

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