Happy to start the work on amendments on the abolition of parliamentary immunity

Happy to start the work on amendments on the abolition of parliamentary immunity

The Verkhovna Rada sent for assessment by the constitutional court of Ukraine, both the draft law on deprivation of Deputy immunity, according to “LigaBusinessInform”.

This document with status “urgent”, which was introduced in Parliament on 17 October, President Petro Poroshenko, and the bill, which had earlier submitted to the Parliament by 150 MPs.

Cancel legal immunity of deputies — one of requirements of participants of the action, which takes place on 17 October in front of the Parliament in Central Kiev.

For passing the President’s bill to the constitutional court and its inclusion in the agenda voted by 336 deputies, for a similar project MPs — 328.

If the constitutional court will give a positive opinion on the presidential draft law, the deputies will consider it in the first reading. For decision making they will need a minimum of 226 votes. Overall, according to the Constitution, a bill may be adopted only at the next session, in the fall of 2018, explained the President’s representative in Parliament Iryna Lutsenko. To change the Constitution they have to vote not less than 300 deputies.

The presidential bill provides for the exclusion from the Constitution rules that “the deputies cannot, without the consent of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to be held criminally liable, detained or arrested”.

The basic law will be a provision stating that members do not bear legal liability for voting results or statements in Parliament and its bodies, with the exception of liability for insult or defamation. If the law is passed, it will enter into force on 1 January 2020.