The Venice Commission has accepted for examination the draft law on the constitutional court of Ukraine

The European Commission «For democracy through law» (Venice Commission) opinion on the draft law «On the constitutional court of Ukraine», developed by the Council for judicial reform. On this day, November 17, reported the press service of the President of Ukraine.

It is noted that after a preliminary acquaintance with the text of the draft law the Venice Commission experts held a working meeting with representatives of the working group that developed the draft law «On the constitutional court of Ukraine», and the Secretariat of the Council for judicial reform.

The Deputy head of the presidential Administration of Ukraine and the coordinator of the Council for judicial reform Oleksiy Filatov said that the «professional, efficient and politically independent Constitutional court is the goal that has set itself the members of the working group of Ukrainian scientists-constitutionalists, in developing this bill.»

«And we are now awaiting the Venice Commission’s opinion concerning it, taking into account the Ukrainian realities and international experience, which are our European partners,» he said.

In particular, the draft law «On the constitutional court of Ukraine», provides for changing the structure, powers and procedure of selection of judges of the constitutional court. At the level of relevant law proposed to introduce the implementation of additional mechanisms of protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens – the Institute of constitutional complaint, which is that the person may apply to the constitutional court with a constitutional complaint if it considers that the use of any final court decision in his case, the law is inconsistent with the Constitution of Ukraine.

We will remind, amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice entered into force on 30 September.




The Venice Commission has accepted for examination the draft law on the constitutional court of Ukraine 17.11.2016

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