Contents tagged with Constitutional Court of Ukraine

  • President Zelensky submits to Ukrainian Parliament draft bill on 'illegal acquisition of wealth'

    The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky has submitted the bill on the punishment for unlawful acquisition of wealth by government officials to the Verkhovna Rada, reports the President’s press service.

    The bill of the Ukrainian President provids for confiscation of the illegally acquired assets and restoration of criminal punishment for illegal enrichment. The text of the document has not been published yet.

    In February, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the section of the …

  • Sacked head of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court talks of anti-constitutional coup

    Stanislav Shevchuk, who was recently dismissed from his position as chairperson of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, described the incident as an “anti-constitutional coup” orchestrated by President Petro Poroshenko.

    “Today there was an anti-constitutional coup in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and the capture of state authority by people who have been judges for the Constitutional Court of Ukraine,” Shevchuk wrote on Facebook.

    Shevchuk also said that the developments constitute a “ …

  • G7 and World Bank urge Ukraine to reinstate illicit enrichment article of Criminal Code

    The Group of Seven and the World Bank have criticized the Constitutional Court of Ukraine’s decision to revoke article 368-2 of the Criminal Code, which deals with illicit enrichment.

    “The recent elimination of the illicit enrichment offence from the criminal code is a serious setback in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. This has weakened the impact of the whole anti-corruption architecture, including the soon to be established High-Anti-Corruption Court, which was expected to rule on a …

  • Ukraine’s Constitutional Court declares 'illegal enrichment' article unconstitutional

    The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has published its decision to declare article 368-2 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code (illegal enrichment) unconstitutional.

    “The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has made a decision in the case of the constitutional proposal of 59 Ukrainian MPs concerning the constitutionality of article 368-2 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code. With this decision, the court has recognized that article 368-2 of the Code is unconstitutional,” says the ruling, which was published on …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko extends moratorium on agricultural land sale

     Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law (bill No. 9355-5) that provides for the extension of a moratorium on the sale of agricultural land until January 1, 2020, as reported on the Verkhovna Rada's website ,

    The moratorium was first introduced in 2001. Since 2002, the moratorium has been acting as a temporary measure to ensure the regulatory settlement of land relations and the creation of land market infrastructure. The Verkhovna Rada has repeatedly extended the moratorium. …