Ukrainian Politics

 "It is vengeance taken on MPs, president, and society for judicial reform," lawmaker Ariev commented on reasons for lustration law abolition

The possible abolition of the law on lustration may be caused by the judges’ desire to take vengeance for amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine in terms on justice recently adopted by the Verkhovna Rada.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was written by Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Volodymyr Ariev on Facebook.

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"The revenge on MPs, president, and society for judicial reform - this is the true reason for the possible abolition of the lustration law both full and partial. The clique of corrupt judges is well aware what consequences the reform voted by the Verkhovna Rada a week ago will have on it. They will now do their best to prevent it. Therefore, cleansing of the judicial system need to be implemented as soon as possible," he wrote.

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"The law on lustration, co-authored by me, should be instantly reviewed - brought in line with the Venice Commission's recommendations, made stricter and legally correct. All the parties in the parliament that took part in the Maidan must unite for this purpose and put away the political games destroying Ukraine. And the judges' revenge will return to them like a boomerang," Ariev summed up.

The law "On the cleansing of the ranks of power" (lustration) was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Sept. 16, 2014. It was signed by President Petro Poroshenko Oct. 9 and came into force a week later. The law prohibits the high-ranking officials of President Viktor Yanukovych's tenure to hold positions in State bodies over the period of five to 10 years. 47 Members of the Verkhovna Rada filed a motion to the Constitutional Court to verify the conformity of the law with the Constitution on Jan. 20, 2015.

Earlier, MP Yehor Soboliev said that the Constitutional Court intended to abolish the key articles of the lustration law.

MP Leonid Yemets (People's Front faction) also noted today that the Constitutional Court of Ukraine may decide on the conformity of certain provisions of the law "On the cleansing of the ranks of power" (lustration) with the Constitution at a closed meeting on Friday.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n392822