Today the Constitutional Court of Ukraine is to tackle the Lustration Act

Today, March 22, 2016, at 10 a.m., the Constitutional Court of Ukraine proceeds with the consideration of the case on the constitutional submission of the Supreme Court of Ukraine and Members of Parliament concerning the conformity (constitutionality) of the provisions of the Lustration Act of Ukraine with the Constitution of Ukraine in the form of open hearing.

The hearing will follow the constitutional submission of the Supreme Court of Ukraine concerning the constitutionality of paragraph 6, part 1; paragraphs 2, 13, part 2, 3, Article 3 of the Lustration Act; of 47 Members of Parliament concerning the constitutionality of part 3, 6, Article 1; part 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, Article 3; paragraphs 2, part 5, Article 5; paragraph 2 of the Final and Transitional Provisions of this Act; and of the Supreme Court of Ukraine concerning the constitutionality of part 3, Article 1; paragraphs 7, 8, 9, part 1; paragraph 4, part 2, Article 3; paragraph 2 of the Final and Transitional Provisions of this Act.

Following its decision from April 1, 2015, the First Panel of Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has combined the proceedings on all three constitutional submissions into a single constitutional proceeding.

Members of Parliament and the judges are challenging the norms on ban for certain individuals to hold offices subject to the process of lustration for a period of ten years from the date of entry into force of the Lustration Act. Also the authors of the petitions are asking the Court to declare as unconstitutional the provisions, which determine the necessity to verify the authenticity of data with respect to the property specified in the declaration of property, income, expenses, and financial obligations, provided by an individual for the previous year, as well as the introduction of a ban to hold offices subject to the process of lustration for a period of ten years for the individuals, who are proven to have provided false data on the declared property in the process of verification.

The Judges-Rapporteurs on the case are Alexander Litvinov and Natalia Shaptala.

After the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declares the examination of case files at the open hearing as completed, the Court will proceed with the closed part of the plenary session.

The details and additional information are available at the link.

 

Source: Law and Business

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