In the constitutional court of Ukraine received an appeal of the Parliament regarding the consideration of two bills on the abolition of parliamentary immunity.
In particular, the received request to provide a conclusion on the compliance of the draft law on amendments to article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the abolition of parliamentary immunity) No. 6773, as well as on amendments to article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (re immunity of people’s deputies of Ukraine) No. 7203 the requirements of articles 157 and 158 of the Constitution of Ukraine.
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As reported, on October 19 the Verkhovna Rada included in the agenda and sent to the constitutional court to assess the draft law No. 7203 of the President of Ukraine and No. 6773 of a group of deputies regarding the limitation of immunity of MPs.
The presidential bill it is proposed to amend article 80 of the Constitution in a new wording, repeal provisions under which people’s deputies of Ukraine are guaranteed parliamentary immunity, people’s deputies of Ukraine cannot be without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to be prosecuted. However, it is proposed to retain the “indemnity” – the deputies are not legally responsible for the results of voting or statements in the Parliament and its bodies, with the exception of liability for insult or defamation”.
It is expected that the law will come into force on 1 January 2020.
Parliamentary bill proposes to exclude part one, three of article 80 of the Constitution, which provide guarantees of parliamentary immunity and leave part 2 of this article regarding the “indemnity”.
However, unlike the presidential bill, the draft MPs provides for the entry into force of the law from the day following the day of its publication.
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