Constitutional Court says judicial reform bill in line with Constitution

The Constitutional Court has recognized the draft law on constitutional amendments in terms of judicial reform as corresponding to the Basic Law.

The ruling was announced by Chief Justice Yurii Baulin, Censor.NET informs citing Ukrainski Novyny.

The court found the law to be in line with articles 157 and 158 of the Constitution.

Under the article 157, the Constitution can not be changed if amendments concern abolition or restriction of rights and freedoms of man and citizen, or if they jeopardize the independence or territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The article also stipulates that the Basic Law can not be amended in war time or under a state of emergency.

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Pursuant to article 158, a bill to amend the Constitution which was considered by the Verkhovna Rada and failed to be passed may be reintroduced before the parliament not earlier than one year after the date it was defeated.

After a positive conclusion by the Constitutional Court, the parliament can adopt a bill in first reading by 226 votes, while in the next regular session it should be supported by 300 votes.

Constitutional Court rulings are deemed to be final and not subject to appeal.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n370450