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 Relevant parliamentary committee recommends Rada to adopt draft amendments to Constitution in terms of justice, - MP Chernenko

The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Justice recommends the parliament to adopt as a whole the bill No. 4734 on judicial system and status of judges submitted by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

This was said by a Committee member, Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction MP Oleksandr Chernenko, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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He has informed that the bill was reviewed at a Committee meeting that took place Thursday morning.

According to Chernenko, 18 members of the Committee unanimously recommended the parliament to adopt the document as a whole. At the same time, the bill was recommended to be adopted with certain amendments made by the Committee. Chernenko added that these amendments related to the courts' transparency were minor.

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It should be reminded that following the Revolution of Dignity, the Ukrainian authorities undertook to carry out radical changes in the country. The declared reforms included a judiciary reform. In particular, at the end of October 2015, the Constitutional Commission approved the final version of draft amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice.

On Jan. 28, 2016, the Rada forwarded the said draft amendments to the Constitutional Court. On Feb. 1, the draft amendments were recognized to be in line with the Constitution. On Feb. 2, the draft amendments to the Constitution in terms of justice passed the first reading in the parliament.

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However, the amendments to the Constitution also require changes to other Ukrainian legal acts. To this end, on May 30, Poroshenko brought in a bill on judicial system and status of judges, which was registered on May 31. In order for changes to judicial system to become effective, the parliament must consider and adopt the said bill as well as pass the draft amendments to the Constitution in the second reading.

Poroshenko's bill significantly changes the structure of Ukraine's judicial system as well as the procedure for appointing, dismissal, and prosecution of judges.
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