The draft bill on extrajudicial confiscation was slammed by the EU and turned down by the Verkhovna Rada committee

The Committee on Law Enforcement of the Verkhovna Rada has made a decision to recommend the withdrawal from the agenda of the bill #4057 on special confiscation of assets without the court ruling.

Member of Parliament Elena Sotnik has communicated the above on her Facebook page .

Furthermore, the committee has drawn up a resolution on making the decision to repeal the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada concerning the adoption of the bill #4057.

In her statement to “Ukrainian Pravda” , Sotnik added that the probability of this document being withdrawn from the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada is quite high, since even its authors have acknowledged the incompatibility of the bill with the Convention on Human Rights and other norms.

According to her, the representative of the bill’s authors, MP from “Petro Poroshenko’s Block” Ivan Vynnyk was present at the committee’s meeting. He stated that he recognized the bill’s imperfections and expressed his willingness to cooperate with European experts in order to come up with a new and improved concept.

Sotnik added that the committee had not considered the amendments to this law.

“By then, it was clear to everyone that the bill was unconstitutional and the decision to repeal it would most definitely be supported by the Parliament”, she stated confidently.

As previously reported, the Council of Europe published a commentary, in accordance with which, the bill #4057 on extrajudicial confiscation, in the event of it being adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in its current form, would contradict and violate a significant number of requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights and the protocols thereto.

In their commentary to “European Pravda”, the Mission of the European Union has slammed the bill and stated that Ukraine taking steps towards introducing “stringent legislation… with no protection of the right to a fair trial and the right to property”.

The EU Mission has reminded that in last couple of months, the Verkhovna Rada has already adopted the legislation on special confiscation of European standard, thus completing the EU requirements for the visa-free regime. The diplomats believe that the approach proposed in the bill #4057 actually deteriorates the legislation in this domain.

On the other hand, the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on National Security and Defense, headed by Sergiy Pashinskiy, has called on the Parliament to adopt the bill #4057 on extrajudicial confiscation.


Source: European Pravda

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