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 Poroshenko proposes to deprive parliament of right to impeach credibility of Prosecutor General

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko introduced draft amendments to the Constitution in the parliament providing for the depriving of the Verkhovna Rada of the right to impeach credibility of Prosecutor General of Ukraine, which impeachment usually leads to his/her resignation.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, this is stated in the draft bill introduced by the president to the parliament "On amendments to the Constitution (in part of justice)", the text of which has been published at the Verkhovna Rada website.

In particular, the bill's article 85 excludes the provision granting the parliament with the right to impeach credibility of Prosecutor General of Ukraine, which leads to his/her resignation.

The list of functions granted to prosecutors is also lacking those not needed by them according to European standards, such as control over practicing of human rights and freedoms; control over local bodies and executive bodies over practicing human rights and freedoms, and other.

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The explanatory note to the bill states that the amendments will offer "wide procedural possibilities for the prosecution in order to make it function more effectively."

It is also stressed that the suggested amendments go in line with the European convention on human rights and the European court of human rights' practices.

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