Venice Commission will consider the reform of the CCU

The European Commission “For Democracy through Law” (the Venice Commission) will provide a conclusion concerning the draft law of Ukraine “On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine”, developed by the Council on judicial reform.

According to the press-service of the President, the experts of the Commission held a task meeting with representatives of the Working Group, which had developed the draft law “On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine”, and the Secretariat of the Judicial Reform Council, reports the publication « Law and Business ».

“The Commission has been deeply involved in the work of the Constitutional Commission in drafting amendments to the Constitution regarding justice, and we welcome the opportunity to discuss the draft law, which regulates the activity of the Constitutional Court”, said Ms. Hanna Suchocka, the Honorary President of the Venice Commission.

In particular, the draft law “On the Constitutional Court of Ukraine” envisages changes in the structure, powers and procedures of the selection of Constitutional Court’s judges. At the level of the relevant law, the implementation of an additional mechanism to protect human rights and freedoms is proposed to introduce – the institute of the constitutional complaint: a person may apply to the CCU with a constitutional complaint if he/she considers that the law applied in the final court decision does not comply with the Constitution of Ukraine.

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