The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine should adopt amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice simultaneously with the laws on judicial system and status of judges, said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».
«We expect that the Ukrainian Parliament will vote on second reading, these amendments to the Constitution simultaneously with the new law on the judicial system and the new law on the status of judges», — said Yatsenyuk at the session of the joint Collegium of the interior Ministry and the Ministry of justice «From new police to new of justice and safety of citizens» on Wednesday in Kiev.
He also noted that the Ukrainian Parliament has already made the first step to changes to the Constitution, «which will give an opportunity for full re-attestation of judges, and change the judicial system of the country as a whole.»
«Our goal is real justice in Ukraine. Justice is when the Ukrainian courts are honest, sentenced solely on the basis of law and justice. This is when the Ukrainian judiciary is completely independent», — said Yatsenyuk.
On 2 February, the Verkhovna Rada approved the bill «On amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding justice)». For this decision voted 244 of 356 MPs registered in the session hall.
For changes in the Constitution of the PPB faction voted «for» 122 of 138 deputies from the faction «people’s front» — 65 of 81. Fraction «Samopomich» did not vote, also voted almost entirely faction of the Radical party, in addition to the Deputy Artem Vitko, who announced his withdrawal from the party, but then withdrew his statement.
Previously, the constitutional Court gave an opinion on compliance with the requirements of articles 157 and 158 of the Constitution of this bill.
On 26 January the President of Ukraine introduced a revised version of the bill, which confers on Parliament the right to Express distrust to the Prosecutor General and send him into retirement. In the previous version of the document, the Parliament was deprived of this right.
The bill contains provisions on the elimination of judicial immunity, the automatic resignation of the judge in case of failure to perform the recertification, will also greatly increase transparency in the selection of judicial personnel and significantly increases the accountability of judges for making unjust decisions.
After receiving the output of the COP, the pre-Parliament approves a bill (first reading) a minimum of 226 votes. Finally, the law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine adopted at the next session of the constitutional majority of votes (at least 300).
Yatsenyuk told which laws you want to accept the changes to the Constitution 10.02.2016