“ The Venice Commission has slammed the Lustration Act twice already – in December 2014, in its preliminary conclusion, and later, in June 2015 ”, he underscored.
The politician has pointed out that the Lustration Act violates the Constitution, particularly its Articles 61 and 62.
“ This law has to conform to the provisions of the Constitution of Ukraine, general principles of human rights, and the European Convention on Human Rights. One cannot simply replace the Act on Fight against Corruption with the Lustration Act, because if the person has stolen, then they must be prosecuted in accordance with a completely different law ”, Papiev said.
“ After the actions of incumbent officials, who have caused a complete economic collapse, impoverishment of the population, dollar increase, increase in tariffs, what people really want now is the lustration of current authorities ”, he said.
“ This law cannot facilitate violation of the Constitution and European democratic principles. We must ensure that the Constitutional Court finally, after 13 months of hearings on this Act, passes its judgment on whether it is compliant or not with the Constitution. Even though, it is evident at a first glance that the Lustration Act clearly and indisputably violates the Constitutions, as well as rights and freedoms of the citizens. ”, Papiev summarized.