The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted government’s law «On amendments to the Code of administrative procedure of Ukraine (concerning immediate consideration of claims about forced expulsion or detention for the purpose of identifying and providing for the compulsory expulsion of foreigners and persons without citizenship, or ensure the transfer of foreigners and persons without citizenship in accordance with international treaties on readmission)» (No. 3154). For this decision on 4 February 2016 voted 231 deputies out of 313 registered in the session hall, UNIAN reports.
The bill is aimed at the implementation of the action Plan on liberalization the EU visa regime for Ukraine.
As noted in the explanatory note to the draft law, it is proposed to amend paragraph 6 of article 18, parts one and two of article 1835, paragraph 5 of part two of article 256 of the code, which provides for the immediate consideration of local General courts as administrative courts of administrative cases of compulsory deportation or detention for the purpose of identifying and providing for the compulsory expulsion of foreigners and stateless persons.
According to the law, parts one and two of article 1835 as follows:
«1. Writs of foreigners and stateless persons to appeal decisions about their forced return to the country of origin or a third country, as well as claims of the Central Executive power body that provides implementation of state policy in the sphere of migration, bodies of protection of the state border or the security Service of Ukraine about adoption of the decision on forced expulsion of foreigners and stateless persons from Ukraine or arrest for the purpose of identifying and providing for the compulsory expulsion of foreigners and stateless persons subject to forced expulsion, or to identify and ensure the transfer of foreigners and persons without citizenship in accordance with the international agreements on readmission are served in the administrative court at the location of the Central Executive power body that provides implementation of state policy in migration sphere, the authority of the state border guard or the security Service of Ukraine or at the location of the temporary stay of foreigners and stateless persons illegally residing on the territory of Ukraine.
2. The administrative cases provided for by part one of this article are considered by court within five days from the date of receipt of the statement of claim, except in cases of forced expulsion or the detention, the court shall consider immediately.»
6 April 2016 in the Netherlands will take place the Advisory referendum on the Association Agreement EU — Ukraine. The vote is taken on the question: «are You «for» or «against» the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU?»
A referendum initiated by a group GeenPeil.
The results of the referendum were consultative in nature and not binding on the government. In addition, the turnout should be at least 30% to have the referendum considered valid.
Currently the Association Agreement already ratified by both houses of the Parliament of the Netherlands. However, according to the law, which came into force in the country on 1 July, virtually any parliamentarians voted for the document can be submitted to a referendum, if it is collected 300 thousand signatures.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted the «visa-free» the law on forced expulsion from Ukraine of foreigners and stateless persons 05.02.2016