Parliamentary immunity: elected officials suddenly changed their minds


Elected officials as they can retard the consideration of bills on the abolition of parliamentary immunity

As the representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko, the Verkhovna Rada will consider the most unpleasant MPs bill only in next session.

Which, will remind, will begin in September.

“The procedure requires a certain period of time. The final decision on removal of parliamentary immunity will be considered at the next session. I think the delay in this matter. All the deputies in their election promises, said that they would vote for removal of parliamentary immunity. It will happen in the procedure. Hall will be ready to vote for this fall “, — Lutsenko promised.

We will remind, on the eve of the constitutional Court of Ukraine provided its output in the case of the immunity of people’s deputies of Ukraine. In particular, at the meeting on 19 June, the constitutional court found constitutional the presidential bill on the abolition of immunity of MPs with a delay up to 2020:

“Considered the relevant requirements of articles 157 and 158 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the bill on amendments to article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (re immunity of people’s deputies of Ukraine) (register. No. 7203)”.

According to the presidential draft law, article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine it is proposed to delete article 1 and 3. They provide for the inviolability of people’s deputies and the impossibility of bringing them to criminal responsibility without the consent of Parliament.

According to Poroshenko, the article 80 should have the following form: “the people’s deputies of Ukraine shall not bear legal liability for voting results or statements in Parliament and its bodies, with the exception of liability for insult or defamation”.

The court noted that canceling parliamentary immunity, should be considered as a political and legal system of Ukraine. It was also noted that parliamentary immunity is not a privilege of a Deputy, and protects against unlawful interference in its activities.

In this case, if the law decides to take in Parliament, it will come into force only from 1 January 2020.

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