Contents tagged with parliamentary immunity

  • Ukraine abolishes parliamentary immunity

    Today, September 3, the Ukrainian Parliament approved the removal of parliamentary immunity provision from the Ukrainian Constitution.

    373 Ukrainian MPs voted in favor of the bill. The bill comes into force on January 1, 2020.

    The entire faction “Opposition Platform — For Life” refused to vote for the bill.

    Before the vote, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky spoke from the podium and called on the parliamentarians to complete the process of abolishing the parliamentary immunity. He …

  • Ukrainian President proposes to abolish parliamentary immunity

    During his speech for Constitution Day, President Petro Poroshenko called for parliamentary immunity to be abolished.

    “The high profile cases, the decisive steps in the fight against corruption, which are being demonstrated by the Prosecutor General’s Office and the National Anti-corruption Bureau, remind us all of what an anachronism parliamentary immunity is. My bill to change the constitution is ready. It will require political will from the MPs – once and for all, to put themselves on the …